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Dr. Shontae Buffington
16 years experience Pediatrics
Positive reinforceme: Positive reinforcement helps child get over bad habits such as thumb sucking, pacifiers, etc. That may sound counterintuitive but it might just work. ... Read More
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Dr. Jodi Ritsch
26 years experience Family Medicine
Ignore: If it is not causing any rashes, it is best to ignore it for now. She will most likely out grow this soon. Toddlers are great at power struggles so ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Biofeedback: Might be helpful. Also chili powder or other strongly flavored substance placed on finger tips can help remind you so that it increase your awareness ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See an Orthodontist: A local orthodontist can evaluate your son's occlusion and recommend treatment. There are appliances that can be fabricated to break him of this habit ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Age: Depending on. his age, have his occlusion and habit evaluated by a Pedodontist (before 7), or an Orthodontist (7 and above. Practitioner may be able t ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: for habit appliance to prevent future trauma. Also Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be a very helpful tool in treating your condition.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably harmless: I don't think there's a name for this, and it doesn't sound harmful. But if it bothers you, or if it's making sounds that might disburb others or emba ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bad habit: Your primary chance to separate baby from your body & total nurturing comes at birth. Allowing them to breast feed all day perpetuates the idea th ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
I don't think so: You don't state his/her age! it may be more important if he/she has teeth.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hibit issue: This is probably more acceptable to most than sucking his thumb, eating his hair, or other self soothing behaviors. I would ignore it as the more you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Edematous: This activity caused leakage of edema fluid into the tissues of the lips resulting in edematous swelling. Such swelling will resolve without any treat ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Move on: If a 4th gen assay is negative at 1.5 years after potential exposure, you can safely move on with your life.

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