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A 23-year-old female asked:

14 months old daughter touches privates when tired? why normal?

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Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Normal: when children are tired or stressed then resort to self-soothing behavior such as thumb sucking, rubbing their ears or other body parts. Don't worry this is part of normal development
Dr. Justin Greiwe
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Normal behavior: Sexual behaviors in infants are rare, with the exception of hand to genital contact. Beyond infancy, sexual behaviors increase as toddlers become more aware of their body parts, including their genitals, physiologic sensations deriving from their genitals, and gender differences. In general, sexual behaviors in children 2-5yrs of age are of a greater variety and more common compared to kids >5yrs

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My daughter touched a garden snail, do I need to be worried?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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No-very doubtful.: Rat lung worm or angiostrongylus catonensis is a parasite that mainly lives in rodents such as rats and can infect garden snails and slugs that come into contact with infected rat faeces. People can be infected when handling or eating snails.Most have no symptoms. Others may have only mild, short lived symptoms. Rarely, rat lung worm causes eosinophilic meningoencephalitis. Wash hand thoroughly!

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