• Pica Treatment

Treatment

The management of PICA requires a multidisciplinary approach which involves the family, doctor, psychologist, nutritionist and sometimes social workers.

  • The treatment for Pica is based on the underlying cause for the abnormal craving
  • Supplements of vitamins or minerals that may be deficient are helpful
  • Medical complications such as lead poisoning, bowel perforation, etc. require appropriate medical treatment
  • Counselling, nutritional management, education are all helpful
  • Behavioural strategies are also useful in its successful management
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