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Suggest ways to give up eating slate pencils

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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Question: My blood levels are at 8.5 now 4 years back I used eat slate pencils in the middel I stoped it and now again I am eating how can I stop that and what will be my health condition
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Most likely due to anaemia.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM

I have gone through your query. Haemoglobin of 8.5 is anaemia. You are getting temptation to eat slate pencils due to anaemia.
Taking iron , b12 and folic acid supplements will be helpful to clear this. Once anaemia recovers you will decease the tendency for eating pencils.
You can take iron supplements like dexorange syrup or capsules. Taking vitamin C along with it enhances absorption. You can take 100mg vitamin C daily.
You should also do deworming by taking anti helminthics like Albendazole as a single dose.

Let me know if anything not clear.
i am happy to help you.
Thanks.
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Brief Answer: Most likely due to anaemia. Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for asking HCM I have gone through your query. Haemoglobin of 8.5 is anaemia. You are getting temptation to eat slate pencils due to anaemia. Taking iron , b12 and folic acid supplements will be helpful to clear this. Once anaemia recovers you will decease the tendency for eating pencils. You can take iron supplements like dexorange syrup or capsules. Taking vitamin C along with it enhances absorption. You can take 100mg vitamin C daily. You should also do deworming by taking anti helminthics like Albendazole as a single dose. Let me know if anything not clear. i am happy to help you. Thanks.