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How do I stop sucking my thumb?

How do I stop sucking my thumb?

Why do it?: The real question is, "what does thumb sucking accomplish?" for small children, it's easy. It eases boredom, provides relaxation and some mild stress relief. For adults, it can do a lot of the same things, but most adults have learned other coping skills, or learned to deal with life's stresses. Thumb sucking obviously serves a purpose, and a therapist can help find them and form new coping skills. ...Read more

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How can I stop sucking my thumb?

How can I stop sucking my thumb?

Nail polish: Couple of things you might consider: wear a sock on your hand when you go to bed, create a barrier between the thumb and your mouth, another is to look at your self in a mirror as you suck your thumb, keep that visual in mind when you feel the urge. Third , you can purchase a nail polish that is designed to taste bad when you put your thumb in your mouth. You can obtain it at the grocery store. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop sucking my thumb?

What can I do to stop sucking my thumb?

BFRB Expert Can Help: Habitual thumb-sucking = body-focused repetitive behavior -like skin-picking/hair pulling/nail biting. Bfrbs occur in response 2 (a) emotions (anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement); & (b) sensations on skin. They also result in pleasurable feelings & relieve tension. It can be stressful 2 imagine stopping! effective treatments r available (http://bit.Ly/z9dgyb). See clinical psychologist+bfrb expert. ...Read more

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How can I stop thumb sucking?

How can I stop thumb sucking?

Yours or a child's?: If you're asking about you, just stop sucking your thumb. Try chewing gum. If you're talking about a child, it depends on the age. If it's a baby or a toddler, you can't, so stop worrying about it. A baby who needs to suck will suck, and almost all grow out of it. If it's an older child try a system of rewards for not sucking, like gold stars or a desirable toy. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot stop sucking my thumb, how can I force myself to stop?

What to do if i cannot stop sucking my thumb, how can I force myself to stop?

Sucking thumb: At you age this can be a sign of a serious chemical disturbance in your brain. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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How can I get my kid to stop sucking his thumb?

How can I get my kid to stop sucking his thumb?

He will on his own: Thumb sucking is quite common and if it is not to the point of peeling his thumb skin off, he will get tired of it some day. If u really don't want him to do so, put some peppermint or tobasco sauce on his thumbs, he 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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How do I stop cracking my knuckles?

How do I stop cracking my knuckles?

I hope this will: The single most classic behavioral method is to wrap a rubber band around your wrist. When you notice you are about to crack your knuckles pull back on the rubber band and release. The tiny bit of pain will remind you not to crack. ...Read more

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How can I break my thumb sucking habit?

How can I break my thumb sucking habit?

THUMB SUCKING: Sometimes breaking the habit of thumb sucking can be a challenge.The thumb can be infected yet they continue the bad habit. Getting busy and ignoring the habit is one way to try. T think this is the one that works. Putting hot sauce or tying the finger are not effective. ...Read more

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How do I stop my toddler from masturbating?

How do I stop my toddler from masturbating?

It's normal.: Masturbation is normal, so you can't stop it. You can set limits on when and where it occurs. For example, "i know it feels good to touch your privates, but that is something that you do when you are alone in your bedroom." if he persists, gently guide him to his room. Be consistent, not condemning. Discuss excessive masturbation with your doctor, it can be a sign of abuse. ...Read more

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How can I stop my child from thumb-sucking?

How can I stop my child from thumb-sucking?

Teddy bear can work: A toddler (I hope s/he is at least this old) uses the thumb to self sooth while exploring the world.If you give them a teddy bear/soft snuggle of some sort, that will keep one hand/arm busy,it helps them self sooth. Since they need a free hand/fingers to touch and explore, they stay out of the mouth.Don't fuss at them about it, as that gives them anxiety, which requires self soothing. ...Read more

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I pick my fingers and lips how do I stop this message?

I pick my fingers and lips how do I stop this message?

See details: There is no easy answer for obsessive/compulsive behavior. If it is severe, medications may help. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I stop myself from thumbsucking?

How do I stop myself from thumbsucking?

Dental appliance: At age thirty, a dental appliance is needed and possibly some biofeedback. ...Read more

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How do I stop my elbow from clicking when I do push-ups?

How do I stop my elbow from clicking when I do push-ups?

Probably can't: Many joints in the body make sounds when thay are moved. This is like cracking your knuckles. Unless this causes pain or an injury occurred there is little to do to stop it. ...Read more

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How do I stop biting my cuticles to the quick?

How do I stop biting my cuticles to the quick?

Cuticle biting: Once you get into this habit it is difficult to break. You could try soaking your finger tips into a paste made of some bitter melon and leaving it on for about 10-15 miinutes and then just wiping the paste off wihtout washing it off. Then if you will not want to put those finger tips into your mouth to nibble at your cuticles it is totally benign as far as side effects go. ...Read more

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How do I break my habit of biting my nails?

How do I break my habit of biting my nails?

Put something...: On them that tastes terrible, yet is harmless - lemon juice, castor oil, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get my 10 year old to stop sucking his thumb?

How can I get my 10 year old to stop sucking his thumb?

Behavioral therapy: Consider behavioral therapy, engage your child in stress-reducing/habit modifying fun activities. Yes! easier said then done. Has anyone thought about setting up a support group or something like? There's probably one already. ...Read more

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How do I stop pain in my ring finger?

Treat the cause: The finger needs to be evaluated, nalgesics can be give safely at that point. ...Read more