pagophagia

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pagophagia

 [pag″o-fa´jah]
the habit of eating large amounts of ice, a form of pica sometimes linked to iron deficiency.

pa·go·pha·gi·a

(pā'gō-fā'jē-ă),
Compulsive and repeated ingestion of ice; sometimes associated with iron-deficiency anemia.
[G. pagos, frost, + phagō, to eat]

pagophagia

(păg′ə-fā′jə)
n.
A craving to eat ice, often associated with anemia resulting from iron deficiency.

pa·go·pha·gi·a

(pāg'ō-fā'jē-ă)
The compulsive eating of ice, often a symptom of iron deficiency.
[G. pagos, frost, + phagō, to eat]

Pagophagia

The compulsive eating of ice.
Mentioned in: Pica
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This year, Dakota Dental encourages eliminating the bad habits of treating teeth like tools, chewing ice, and biting inedible objects.
Although the one category of ice eating has been changed in the DSM-5 as written above (Hartmann et al., 2012), craving and chewing ice (pagophagia) is often associated with iron deficiency anemia (American Pregnancy Association, 2011).
(3) I personally have witnessed a close family member with severe iron-deficiency anemia incessantly chewing Ice cubes: what initially appeared as just an oral habit was confirmed by a hemoglobin lab result to be pica.
We have a bunch of uncommon things in common (neither of us can eat dairy, we both love toasting marshmallows on a gas stove, we both cringe when we hear someone chewing ice).
Avoid eating Ice - Chewing ice may cause cracking in teeth, which may be further invaded by bacteria giving rise to cavities.