Kids eating scabs

United States
@Kaeli72 (1231)
June 7, 2008 10:13pm CST
Please tell me why...why do kids (mainly boys) pull at their scabs and...eat them? It's gross and disgusting. I've seen little boys play with their boo boos and doesn't matter if they're black, yellow or brown, they'll pick at that thing and pull it off. After looking at it for a few minutes, they'll pop it into their mouths and eat them. Just like that...it might as well be a gummy worm for all they care! I can understand boogers because that's salty (I'm not talking by experience, honestly. ) but scabs?