Nurse eats soap and sponge to sate cravings29/02/2012 - 17:24:57
A British dental nurse has eaten 4,000 washing-up sponges and more than 100 bars of soap due to a rare condition.
Kerry Trebilcock, from Cornwall, has pica, which leads causes her to crave objects that are not food – and she even puts hot sauce or mustard on the bathroom items to make them taste better.
The 21-year-old told The Sun newspaper: "I have been very particular about the type of sponges and soaps I'd eat and how I'd prepare them.
"If I went out for the day I'd carry a small plastic bag of cut-up pieces of sponge with some tomato and BBQ sauce in Tupperware. I was never without a 'snack'."
At her worst stage, Kerry was eating up to five sponges a day topped with jam, honey, ketchup, BBQ sauce or mustard.
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