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How Can I Get My Son To Stop Cracking His Fingers
See below:: Limit time allowing to suck-not in public. Do not criticize or confront-praise when not doing it. Talk about his finger sucking and make him self aware. Encourage him and flatter him that in the future he will not suck his finger since he will be all grown up. Give him a role model to aspire this goal: ex: does batman or spiderman suck their finger? ...Read more
Not long: Unfortunately there are a lot of finger sticks that have to happen, especially with a new diagnosis. Most kids get used to this very quickly. You can help them by talking about the importance of monitoring their blood glucose and keeping them involved in the process. This is a good opportunity to help teach and reinforce responsibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has cut his finger quite badly and it's quite deep it will not stop bleeding he cut it with a saw?
My 15 year old son keeps eating the skin around his fingers until its raw ..Help! I have no idea what to do I am scared for him he reached to get laundry and i noticed he is doing it again . He keeps eating his fingers raw he has no skin on his fingers
Fingers and toes of My wife, daughter and son get swollen up during winters starting at a temp of 10 deg celcius and worsen further.Pl advice.
Fingers: vessels to spasms during cold weather. The most important thing to do is keep the hands and feet warm, but there are medications that can be helpful, although all can have unpleasant (and sometimes unsafe) side effects. ...Read more
After touching a metal thing in a public restroom, my son accidently put his fingers in my mouth. I am concerned that I could get HIV.
My son has kawasaki. Been peeling on fingers for over a week. Yeaterday toes started to peel and today palms and foot. When will it stop?
Kawasaki disease!: Desquamation not a severe problem as development of coronary aneurysms, and elevated platelet count to the risk of thrombus/embolus formation for which daily aspirin has to be prescribed. Ideally immunoglobulins were administered early and echocardiogram has been performed and was negative for cardiac abnormalities. ...Read more
My son had blister like spots on the inside of his fingers on both hands and they are peeling. What could it be and do I need to get it checked out?
Can my son get HIV or other STDs from touching something in a public restroom (not toilet) and then putting his fingers in his mouth for a second
She'll stop someday: Thumb sucking is quite common and if it is not to the point of peeling her thumb skin off, she will get tired of it some day. Keeping her busy will help. If u really don't want her to do so, put some peppermint or tobasco sauce on his thumbs, she won't like it and will give up after awhile. A little bit of tobasco sauce may seem a bit mean, but i never seen a kid hurt by it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
See your doctor: To be evaluated and investigated for getting properly diagnosed and the treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Habit: You have developed a habit disorder. The best way to deal with this is to replace the behavior with another behavior that is not so aggravating to you and others. Use your imagination to think of one and you can heal yourself. ...Read more
Habit and/or feels : Good! this is ok and you are doing your own spinal manipulation like cracking your knuckles. You are most likely "cracking" your facet joints (the small joints of the spine-2 at each level) which stretches their joint coverings or capsules which causes a reflex relaxation of the surrounding muscles. There is no harm in you doing this. The same goes for your fingers. ...Read more
No: Knuckle cracking does not cause joint or finger enlargement. ...Read more
I just can't stop cracking my finger bones, i don't even think just do it. How do I kick the bad habit?
No: Stopping this habit is totally up to you. ...Read more
Hi my daughter is almost 3 and she sucks her index and middle finger all the time. How can I get her to stop?
Let it be: Don't make an issue of it and it will go away with time. ...Read more
In what way can I stop my habit of cracking my fingers, thumbs, back and neck before I do serious damage to my body?
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