Why do People Eat Scabs?

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The reason why some people may eat their scabs, or other weird things could be due to Pica. Most babies, and small children have this condition because they lack nutrients like: iron, zinc, etc.
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There is no medical name for it that I could find however everywhere is calling it Scab Picking Disorder.
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Eating a scab isn't going to make you sick, but repeated infections at the scab
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omg...the funny thing here is not many ppl that dont do or havent done dope (meth) would know about the scabbs and eating them to get high...lol I didnt find out about it until after
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Seems like an easy way to get aids. Good luck with your habbit, but I would try smoking to quit scab eating any day of the week and I hate smokers. Source(s) I'm pretty sure you're
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People eat scabs because they are gross. The same reason why they eat their own boogers. It is a nasty habit and should not be done. If it is a child doing it then you should make them stop.
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