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Slate pencil eating habit - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi doctor i just want to know that i have a habit of eating slate pencil and i am nursing my 3 months baby,is it going to harm my baby through my milk?                                                                                                                             
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. ...
User :   where r u fro
User :   doctor ii am having habit of eating slate pencil
Doctor :   Eating slate pencil shall not cause any problem to the baby feeding on yuou
User :   ok so is it safe if i eat 4 to 5 pencils a day?
User :   there must be some effects of slate pencil on our body as it is a foreign substance
Doctor :   Did you check with your Gynecologist if you have anemia?
Doctor :   because usually anemic women
User :   no i am not having anemia n i am taking my iron tab also
Doctor :   have slate pencil eating habit
User :   what u suggest?
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry
Doctor :   You can take help from a Psychiatrist who can counsel you to avoid eating more slate pencil
Doctor :   It is called Cognitive behavioural therapy
User :   ok thanku
User :   ok
Doctor :   Of course, eating too many slate pencils is not good as eating one per day
User :   i think this is called pica
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   So you are aware of it
User :   yeh
User :   from net i am aware of this
Doctor :   Ok
User :   one more question doctor
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my 3 yrs old baby had nevus on her hands
User :   skin doctor said that tthis is the birthmark
Doctor :   Ok
User :   whatt exactly is this?
Doctor :   This is a very common condition in babies
Doctor :   and as they grow they get faded
User :   nothing to worry?
Doctor :   Yeah
Doctor :   It is only cosmetically disfiguring
User :   at what age the baby should visit a dentist?
Doctor :   The first tooth starts between 6 to 9 months
Doctor :   The first visit can be after 2 years
Doctor :   Do you have any other queries
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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