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How can I get my son to stop cracking his fingers ?

How can I get my son to stop cracking his fingers ?

Do You Need To?: I know that this may be annoying, but I am not aware of any harm done by this habit. Since it tends be a release of " nervous energy", i worry that by supressing it, more complicated issues arise such as headaches or stomaches. ...Read more

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How can I stop my son from sucking his finger?

How can I stop my son from sucking his finger?

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

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My son has diabetes, how long does it take for him to get used to the finger sticks?

My son has diabetes, how long does it take for him to get used to the finger sticks?

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 more

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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 son has cut his finger quite badly and it's quite deep it will not stop bleeding he cut it with a saw?

Laceration: It needs to be evaluated by and ER or Urgent Care to see if it needs sutures or gluing. The key words are deep and will not stop bleeding. Put direct pressure on it and take him. ...Read more

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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 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

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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.

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.

NO: HIV is not transmitted by casual contact like that. There is no chance he contracted HIV from hand/mouth contact. Relax and go to CDC website or other HIV site to learn about HIV transmission. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Eczema: Type of 'skin allergy or sensitivity' called dyshidrotic eczema. Can get exacerbated by contact with water or chemicals. Use of mild steroid improves condition. ...Read more

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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

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

Not possible: HIV does not survive on toilet seats or other surfaces for long period. If you still insist or have concerns please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is cracking your fingers bad>how can I stop?

Is cracking your fingers bad>how can I stop?

Not bad: If you do not do it often, you could remember it is harmful for you if you did it. ...Read more

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How can I get my six year old to stop sucking on her finger?

How can I get my six year old to stop sucking on her finger?

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 more

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Is there anyway to stop cracking toes, fingers, ankles or elbows?

Is there anyway to stop cracking toes, fingers, ankles or elbows?

Moisturization: These symptoms are usually the results of a dry skin condition. Good moisturizers with exfoliants can produce wonderful results. You can always cconsult with your health are professional. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my fingers to stop aching?

Can you suggest a means to get my fingers to stop aching?

See your doctor: To be evaluated and investigated for getting properly diagnosed and the treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you stop cracking my knuckles and finger joints?

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

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Doctors can you tell me why can't i stop cracking my neck and fingers!?

Doctors can you tell me why can't i stop cracking my neck and fingers!?

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

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In what way can I stop my habit of cracking my fingers, thumbs, back and neck before I do serious damage to my body?

In what way can I stop my habit of cracking my fingers, thumbs, back and neck before I do serious damage to my body?

Switch Habits: Go from cracking, to stretching your body, right before exercise. Kill 2 birds in one stone. Go from damage, to repair and healing. Good luck. ...Read more