A 14-year-old boy underwent surgery after swallowing a nail and 16 toothbrushes in Uttar, India. Harish Davy was in the habit of eating dirt and eating targets that a holistic doctor in the area recommended as a treatment.
When the boy experienced severe abdominal pain, he was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. Immediately, he was taken to the operating room to remove the items from his stomach. The information was published in the Jam Press news agency.
The surgery was successful, but Harish is still in the hospital. According to the medical team, the teenager should be released soon.
Usually eat dirt
The desire to eat “weird” things, such as dirt, may be a symptom of what is popularly known as pica syndrome. Picamalica is a disease that awakens in people the desire, sometimes uncontrollable, to eat inedible items or items with little or no nutritional value, such as stones, chalk, soap or dirt.
Treatment should be prescribed by a doctor and dietitian. In the most common cases, psychotherapy and changing eating habits contribute significantly to improving the syndrome.
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