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17 years old still suck thumb. Have a big lump on the palm of my sucking thumb, hurts but doesn't itch. Recently, new small bumps grew and it itches.

17 years old still suck thumb. Have a big lump on the palm of my sucking thumb, hurts but doesn't itch. Recently, new small bumps grew and it itches.

Find substitute : Seems like you've been going through a lot being only 17 your use of your thumb as a coping mechanism stems from child hood habit of using it to comfort you. You need to find a substitute or see a psychologist who uses hypnosis to leave the thumb behind because your an adult and can have a normal looking thumb again so it will look like the other one. ...Read more

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Dr. David May
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Thumbsucking (Definition)

Dentists generally call these, digit habits, fingers thumb, finger nails. If the person seems to have their fingers in their mouth after the initial eruption of the primary teeth they may have developed the habit. It can be a soothing reflex but can cause growth alterations in the eruption of the ...Read more


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My one year old sucks his thumb, what do I do?

My one year old sucks his thumb, what do I do?

Nothing: It is developmental behavior, it will go away itself. Not to worry. ...Read more

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I had been sucking my thumb for 16 years. I already have braces (and stopped thumbsucking). Will it be able to correct my teeth problem??

I had been sucking my thumb for 16 years. I already have braces (and stopped thumbsucking). Will it be able to correct my teeth problem??

You should: If everything goes well with your orthodontic treatment and you wear your retainer as prescribed by your orthodontist, I don't see any reason why your teeth should not look great. And definitely since you stopped the bad habit of sucking your thumb, I think you are on your way. Good luck. ...Read more

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Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Thumb sucking: It is normal and i would not worry unless it goes beyond two years. Children can change the shape of their palate with thumb sucking. Don't stress it and consult your pediatrician or pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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Does thumb sucking cause more chapped lips or is it from smoking?

Does thumb sucking cause more chapped lips or is it from smoking?

Chapped lips: Both activities probably contributed to chapped lips. Chapped lips are simply injury to the outer lining or the upper layer of skin. This can be from dehydration or any other kind of injury. ...Read more

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My 7 month old has ring worm on her thumbs and under her bottom lip should I use nystatin to treat it?

My 7 month old has ring worm on her thumbs and under her bottom lip should I use nystatin to treat it?

Probably not: Unfortunately Nystatin has lost it's effectiveness against most of the fungi that cause ringworm and we've had to resort to more potent topicals, and/or oral meds. With a 7 month old it is crucial that you first arrive at the correct diagnosis. Why are you sure it's ringworm? If it is, Clotrimazole might work but shouldn't be used on babies for more than 3 days. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Have a painful tender lump on the back of my head that I found 3 days ago. It has been thumbing since and had a headache. I'm 35 yrs old.

Have a painful tender lump on the back of my head that I found 3 days ago. It has been thumbing since and had a headache. I'm 35 yrs old.

Get examined: this sounds like posterior occipital adenopathy of a growth in your scalp- in either case, you must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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1 yr old daughter stepped on a thumb tact last dtap vaccine 7 months ago should we go to dr to get her tetanus shot?

1 yr old daughter stepped on a thumb tact last dtap vaccine 7 months ago should we go to dr to get her tetanus shot?

Tetanus updates: Great question. Dtap shot schedule shows 4 vaccinations by 18 months. If she is 12 months old now and her last one was at age 5, she might have only had 2 instead of the usual 3 by 6 months of age. You can review your shot record and if she had her three shots already she should be fine before the 4th one given between 15-18 months. A visit to her doctor would not be wasted and is advised. ...Read more

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My one year old has had blue lips off and on for a week. Any suggestions?

My one year old has had blue lips off and on for a week. Any suggestions?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more