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Is craving ice a sign of anemia?

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Wiki User
05/15/2010

Craving ice is more likely a sign of some dehydration and/or fever than as an indicator of anemia. The only sure way to know if you are anemic is through blood tests of a Complete Blood Count (CBC). If you have a fever, a "Diff" (Differential) would be added to the bloodwork. If you are dehydrated, eating ice is not enough to replenish fluids.