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Adult thumb sucking and pacifier use associated with anxiety?

Adult thumb sucking and pacifier use associated with anxiety?

Thumb Sucking: Adult thumb-sucking can definitely be tied to an anxiety disorder. In fact, the thumb sucking ; pacifier use could cause you to swallow significant air, making reflux symptoms worse. I would consider cognitive behavioral therapy to find out the cause of the behavior--it can lead to chronic fungal and bacterial infections of the thumb that could be "digit losing". The cbt will give tools to help. ...Read more

Excessive Crying (Definition)

Infants normally cry a total of 1 - 3 hours a day. It is perfectly normal for an infant to cry in an attempt to communicate hunger, thirst, discomfort, tiredness, or loneliness. It is also normal for a baby to have a fussy period in the evening. However, if an infant cries too often it may suggest a ...Read more


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3 month old becomes fussy in evening, crying out suddenly as if in pain. Drooling alot and putting hand in mouth. Can he be teething?

3 month old becomes fussy in evening, crying out suddenly as if in pain. Drooling alot and putting hand in mouth. Can he be teething?

Early: But yes, could be. See your Pediatrician to make sure it isn't something else. Also, in nine months give your child a wonderful 1st b'day present. Take him/her to a pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist, for initial exam, oral hygiene instructions, dentofacial growth & development evaluation, decay prevention advice, and so much more. ...Read more

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Husband develop nightly behavior, past2 months.Extreme irritability, anger, restlessness&sore back, punching in his sleep! does not remember in morning.

Husband develop nightly behavior, past2 months.Extreme irritability, anger, restlessness&sore back, punching in his sleep! does not remember in morning.

Restless leg syndrom: During sleep, symptoms like restlessness, irritability, anger, etc may be seen in restless leg syndrome for one. Sounds like a nightmare or night terror as well. Please have him consult his primary doctor to create a diagnosis. He may need sleep studies or psychotherapy as well. ...Read more

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Can thumb sucking habbit result in reduced appetite in children? What is the best way to stop kids from doing this?

Can thumb sucking habbit result in reduced appetite in children? What is the best way to stop kids from doing this?

Age and School: Many parents have asked me about thumbsucking. It provides emotional support for the child and yelling only makes things worse. Increasing maturity and peer pressure will solve the problem. Many quit on their own. For the rest, the first time a child sucks his/her thumb in school and gets called a baby will be the last time (S)he does it.. I've never seen it linked to appetite. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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3 months old girl rolled over, being fussy & keeps fingers in mouth and crying most of the time during the day. Eats well, no fever. Sleeps at night. Is this a concern?

3 months old girl rolled over, being fussy & keeps fingers in mouth and crying most of the time during the day. Eats well, no fever. Sleeps at night. Is this a concern?

Teething !: Ah the famous teething syndrome vs colic still ! hence these kiddos earn the famous "drool sargeant " title ! if health parameters are ok! i would get some colief drops or gripe waters work wonders ! regards ! ...Read more

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Does watching excessive amounts of tv lead to ADHD in your child?

Does watching excessive amounts of tv lead to ADHD in your child?

Unanswered: Some studies point to an association, while other see no correlation. The american academy of pediatrics warns against excessive electronic media exposure, but not because of increased adhd, but because of increased aggressiveness in those exposed to too many hours of violent video games or media. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and suck my thumb & sleep with a teddy bear. Is this considered childish still?

I'm 18 and suck my thumb & sleep with a teddy bear. Is this considered childish still?

I would ask why: You feel the need to . These are classic "transitional objects" that help children to feel more secure. I would have thought one would have grown out of this stage long before age 18 years old. Ask what need it is filling? Find another way to fill that need. ...Read more

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Can the tucking of my baby's thumbs in her fists be associated with neurodevelopmental issues? She is 6 weeks.

Can the tucking of my baby's thumbs in her fists be associated with neurodevelopmental issues? She is 6 weeks.

Maybe,maybe not: Fisting is common in the first couple of months as a reflex in the newborn & often can be triggered bu the lightest touch on the palm or just happen. This brings the fingers & thumb in to a clutched position. By 3-4 mo the baby will have the hand open more & the reflexive grasp gives way to a purposeful grasp.A hard inward deviation of the thumb that will not relax is a problem ...Read more

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What is pre teething? Can teething symptoms appear in a 10 week old? We have chewing, drooling, rubbing her face in her sleep, not sleeping well, etc. with no fever.

What is pre teething? Can teething symptoms appear in a 10 week old? We have chewing, drooling, rubbing her face in her sleep, not sleeping well, etc. with no fever.

Of course: Your teeth just don't pop out of you gums like pop tarts out of the toaster. They have to cut their way through virgin gums that have never been cut through before. Your adult teeth don't do this because a path is already there. However, when baby's first teeth are coming in, there are weeks if not months of cutting through those gums, which includes the drooling, fussy etc etc. ...Read more

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4 yr old child, 3.5 lb premie.Since birth while sleeping or napping, wakes up with spasms of the body, arms, and legs, jerking and screaming.Then she re?

4 yr old child, 3.5 lb premie.Since birth while sleeping or napping, wakes up with spasms of the body, arms, and legs, jerking and screaming.Then she re?

Having Seizures: What you describe sounds like epileptic seizures. You need to have your child evaluated by a pediatric neurologist. Seizures can be controlled with medication, but left untreated can cause permanent brain damage. ...Read more

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19 months, low fever for 2 days now, drooling, rubbing the back of his ear and cheeks, crying and whining excessively when lying flat in crib.

19 months, low fever for 2 days now, drooling, rubbing the back of his ear and cheeks, crying and whining excessively when lying flat in crib.

Vague symptoms: This could be as simple as a cold/congestion that will pass in a week or so.It could also be an evolving ear infection that would need an evaluation.You must come up with a decision on when to check it out or just monitor at home. ...Read more

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Adhd and crave salt to the point of eating right out the bottle , my teenage son craves large amount of salt he sneaks it at night and eats large amts?

Adhd and crave salt to the point of eating right out the bottle , my teenage son craves large amount of salt he sneaks it at night and eats large amts?

Need work-up: ADHD can co-exist with other medical problems which need to be evaluated to diagnose and treat your son's salt cravings. Endocrine or metabolic disorders should be assessed. Start by talking to your son's primary care doctor who should guide you to medical specialists if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Excessive chewing and biting from childhood to teens?

Excessive chewing and biting from childhood to teens?

Nervous system: This sounds like tics and may be a condition known as tourette syndrome that is in the autistic spectrum. May need a neurologist's opinion. ...Read more

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Child age 5 twitching in sleep sits up rocking head turning and nodding smacking lips seems restless all night like this what can cause this?

Maybe normal: Many children twitch and can even have motion during their sleep. However it would be good to video this and show it to your pediatrician to be sure it is normal. Seeing the motion is very helpful . ...Read more

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Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Explain the issues around bottle use in babies and toddlers.?

Tooth Decay: It doesn't take long for our mouths to be colonized with a bacteria called streptococcus mutans. This is the bacteria most responsible for dental caries or cavities. When infants who have teeth go to bed with a bottle of milk it feeds this bacteria with the sugar in the formula or milk causing it to release a substance called glucan. Glucan is very sticky and causes tooth decay and cavities. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

My 8 week old baby laughs sort of and sometimes twitches in REM sleep, is this normal?

Yes: Babies and adults often move and make noises during rem sleep. These movements and noises may be related to what we are dreaming. ...Read more

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In Marriage life, does the playing or sucking the breast cause pain?

In Marriage life, does the playing or sucking the breast cause pain?

Breast pain: Of course sucking the breast can cause pain if overdone. If you are being hurt tell the person to back off a bit. ...Read more

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Does use of cow's milk cause teeth cavities in a child 16 months old?

Does use of cow's milk cause teeth cavities in a child 16 months old?

Depends: Most foods or beverages have inherent sugar content. Cows' milk has natural sugars that can cause cavities. The length of time the teeth are exposed is the critical factor. Baby bottle caries comes from generally fruit juice mixes in the bottle that a child may ingest over many hours. Rinsing with water well, should clear the mouth of these sugars. It is the time exposed that is critical. ...Read more

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