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Doctor insights on: Hazards Of Thumb Sucking

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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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Can thumb sucking disfigure the teeth?

Can thumb sucking disfigure the teeth?

Yes: The same as using a pacifier. It can cause rounding of the top front teeth and an over bite. ...Read more

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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

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Finger pain/spasms/ shocks through index, pinky, and ring finger. Current user of Swedish snus (chew) , beer, and energy drinks. Any these be issue?

Finger pain/spasms/ shocks through index, pinky, and ring finger. Current user of Swedish snus (chew) , beer, and energy drinks. Any these be issue?

See details: This sounds as if you have a carpal tunnel syndrome which is caused by a nerve compression at the wrist. Get off the chews and energy drinks as these are both potentially harmful to your health. What did the EMG show? This should confirm ot eliminate a carpal tunnel diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is using mouse cause of second digit finger pain?

Is using mouse cause of second digit finger pain?

Maybe: There are a number of causes of finger pain but over use can cause pain. Try rest, ice and advil or aleve (naproxen). If the pain does not improve see a hand surgeon diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pulling pain between the thumb knuckle and the wrist when opening safety gates, jars etc working hand movements ?

I have a pulling pain between the thumb knuckle and the wrist when opening safety gates, jars etc working hand movements ?

Inflammation: It sounds like inflammation of the tendon...did you injure it in some way? Have it seen by your doctor if it persists. In the meantime there are some simple things that may help. Homeopathic Arnica, Rhus tox and Bryonia (all three at same time) can help with the pain. Stopping gluten can also help...over time..that is not a quick fix. I have great success with Traditional Chinese medicine as well ...Read more

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Injured hand. Looking palm side R hand, bruise at base of outer part of thumb & outer bottom palm part of hand. Can move thumb. Could it be ligament?

Injured hand. Looking palm side R hand, bruise at base of outer part of thumb & outer bottom palm part of hand. Can move thumb. Could it be ligament?

Bruising: Indicates injury and bleeding under the skin that's what the bruises Are so anything that causes a little bit of bleeding can cause bruising it could be a ligament or tendon a the bone just some capillaries or can be something called a bruise which is just basically local irritation from impact or trauma ...Read more

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Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?

Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?

Only x-ray can tell: If this just occurred, then it's reasonable to give this a couple of days of observation, rest, icing and possibly anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Only an x-ray can answer the question of whether a fracture is present or not. A contusion/bruise can certainly look like this. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of chewing tobacco only during games?

What are the health risks of chewing tobacco only during games?

Cancer and more: You are at increased risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, urinary bladder, pancreas and perhaps others. Tobacco also causes blood vessel disease leading to heart attacks, stroke, gangrene and shortens life by about ten years. ...Read more

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Tingling in tips of fingers- thumb index and middle finger in right hand- pregnancy related?

Tingling in tips of fingers- thumb index and middle finger in right hand- pregnancy related?

Carpal Tunnel Syndro: This is not uncommon complaint in pregnancy. It seems to occur in persons with narrow carpal tunnel when edema(swelling) can further compress median nerve and typical symptoms you described occur. It is usually relieved after delivery when edema is gone but often comes back years later as carpal tunnel further narrows and compresses median nerve. ...Read more

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How much is a mouth piece to prevent thumb sucking cost?

How much is a mouth piece to prevent thumb sucking  cost?

Thumbsucking: A mouthpiece is otc. Go to a pharmacy to find out the cost. ...Read more

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What is the health risk of using chewing tobacco occasionally?

What is the health risk of using chewing tobacco occasionally?

Oral Cancer: Even using chewing tobacco occasionally increases your risk for oral cancer. It can also cause periodontal disease, stained teeth, bad breath, altered taste and dry mouth, which can lead to increased tooth decay. Don, t use this product is you wish to stay healthy. ...Read more

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Looking for relief of thumb trigger finger, the popping of the thumb happens when i relax at sleep....

Looking for relief of thumb trigger finger, the popping of the thumb happens when i relax at sleep....

Le me help you: Treatment for trriger thumb wll be. This includes oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injection, and judicious use of a a hand-based splint that prevents motion of the metacarpophalangeal (mp) and interphalangeal (ip) joints of the thumb (each maintained in 15 degrees of flexion). If those do not work surgery is very effective. ...Read more

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Is there any harm using the vapor pen non nicotine while breastfeeding?any harm towards the baby?

Is there any harm using the vapor pen non nicotine while breastfeeding?any harm towards the baby?

No one knows: Very few routine meds get into breast milk in quantities sufficient to harm a healthy baby. Vapor pens WITH nicotine are a terrible idea while nursing. Without nicotine . . . I have no idea what's in that vapor. ...Read more

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Pain around top of hand between thumb and index finger and tingling around tip of index finger.Feels like a scalded pain.

Pain around top of hand between thumb and index finger and tingling around tip of index finger.Feels like a scalded pain.

Radial nerve pain??: You are describing pain in the distribution of the radial nerve. That comes out of your neck and goes thru your armpit and down your arm to your hand. Your problem could arise anywhere along there. Talk to your doc and if necessary see a neurologist. England is famous for its great neurology. ...Read more

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What is the health risk of chewing gum ?

What is the health risk of  chewing gum ?

Cavities: Headaches, jaw pain, and if you are chewing sugary gum then cavities. Gum isn't that bad for you. Sugar-free gum is actually very good for your teeth. ...Read more

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