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My child 2 yrs old she sucking her thumb for a while. Her thumb skin become more rough. Suggest how to reveal this habbit
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Dr. M. R. Pujari
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Hi..visit a dentist to get a habit breaking appliance. Regards
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Dr. Rashmi Punhani
Pediatric Dentist 6 yrs exp Bangalore
Hi there ...need not to worry because thumb sucking in children is completely normal till 4years of age ...it has many causes ...major being 1. lack of emotional love and care OR 2. just for pleasure.. But, try to stop your child from this habit gradually, because if it continues ...can lead to many dental and oral problems in future ... Visit a nearest pediatric dentist for further assistance on this... Take care ..!!
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Dr. Mohammad Imran Khan
Dentist 9 yrs exp Lucknow
Hi., thumb sucking is more attributed to the psychological behaviour of the child..it goes away as the child grows..but stil u need to find out the reason...if the habbit continues thr r many options to break the habbit..best is u visit a pedodontist for proper evaluation and best advice ..best of luck feel free to ask ne further queries take care
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Dr. V. Ravinder
Dentist 18 yrs exp Bangalore
Toddlers suck their thumb to comfort themselves. It's not something that requires treatment at this stage. Please give some time for your little one to outgrow this habit. Treatment is recommended in case the child continues to suck the thumb after 4 to 5 years of age. For the skin roughness please consult your paediatrician for a prescription for any mild lotion or cream.
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