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3 year old sucks thumb continuously

my three years old daughter most of the times sucks her thumb. this is causing damage to her teeth. they are coming outwards. we try our best to forbade her. but the moment we are away, she does it again. she loves going to school because there she can suck her thumb uninterrupted. we have tried many methods like tying thumb, applying bitter things on her thumb etc. all vain. please help.
  sepia on 2006-05-16
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i could never treat this problem in my life.

there are remedies like CALC CARB, IPEC etc. but practically i havent seen any child getting cured with this. you may try and see if it succeeds.
rishimba last decade

thumb sucking isnt the problem--has become deep habit due to underlying reason--treat chid as whole and will be of best for child--may stop need for such---yet if has only just occurred and not from years then explain so--so as causation can be addressed...if premature force this stop--desire for thumb WILL be rreplaced with other form of habit/secuirty/..or whatever this does for child...much can do with mother's state health during prgnancy/breast feed period...or prematurly removed from breast milk..if started after....also home envirement need be considered.whole picture so as not make thins worse.....need learn not focus on the outlet --but all characteristics envolved..

so if still interested--then post data..info..mds/vaccines/illnesses;diet.etc from mother's pregnancy on til current
John Stanton last decade

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Confuseman last decade

yeah, i agree with john.

the thumb sucking problem starts in the pregnancy stages if due to some reason the child feels psycologically insecure. this aggravates after birth if the breast milk is not available to the child right from the second or third day of the birth.

such children, generally are quiet type, introvert and are not naughty as others are.
they feel secure and fulfilled when they suck and thus dont need anybody else.

when they grow up, they will give up the habbit due to social pressures.
rishimba last decade

my daughter will be 3 years on 26th May 2006. she is very active. she was born in time. when the 9th month had just started i had labour pains which were stopped by medicines and i was to take medicine for almost 21 days. due date was 7th june but she came on 26th may with normal delivery. pains lasted only 3 hours or so. very smoothly she came.

she first sucked her thumb when she was 22 days old. after that it continued. though we have always tried to forbade her but in vain.

she took breast milk only upto 8 months. she herself stopped taking it. bottle feed had to be stopped after she was 18 months old, due to loose motions.

i make sure to myself feed her proper solid foods, milk, curd etc.

she is not shy, not introvert, naughty but sober. she knows so many poems, prayers, songs. she learns very quickly. she follows her 7 years old brother in all things. i mean she is too good and very well behaved, very sharp and intelligent. she loves coloring. still she sucks her thumb. i try to give her all kind of play stuff so that her hands are busy. but the moment she is free. she will again suck her thumb.

her father strictly observes that she does not suck it. then she prefers sleeping with her grandmother and not with parents because there she can suck her thumb. sometimes in the midnight she will get up and go to her grandmother's bed.

nowadays while sucking her thumb, she covers her thumb hand with other hand so as to hide it. may be it gives her satisfaction that no one is watching her.
sepia last decade

what vaccines given?when excatly (date) or age of child?

what dates did mother take rmedies or tretaments?please explain this..

what treaments have since birth?
John Stanton last decade

we have got her all the vaccinations in time. i dont have the date record right now. i was given Duvadilan (isoxsuprine hydrochloride) during my prgnancy and Duvadilan Retard in the 9th month for 21 days.

baby never had any problem. she was 2.70 kg at birth. and had jaundice in 3rd day which subsided on 7th day. otherwise normal.

at the age of 18 month we had gone out on vacation. may be her hands touched many things and by sucking dirty thumb she got loose motions which lasted for 3 months. this made her weak. she is now quite thin. upto 18 months she was chubby. gramoneg and gramogyl did not work. she was given stibs sachets and and fat free milk tin. which she did not like. but her motions became o.k. after that no problems with the grace of God.

no other treatments since birth.
sepia last decade

when did you start homoeopathic treatment?please give dates or in relation to child's age at those times..
John Stanton last decade

i have never given her any homoeopathic treatment. nor i have taken any.
sepia last decade

i am asking about you and the coincidence of you takin remedies and thumb sucking ?--while breast feeding this affect...
John Stanton last decade

sorry john i could not understand what u mean.

i got motivated from another thread which read like this -

18 months old or so picking up nose continuously.

no other coincidence.

please ask further if u want.
sepia last decade

what occur just prior 22 weeks ?anything at all...mother go through some trauma ;accident;injury;grief;extreme emotion;...etc...please think back....will very much help ...
John Stanton last decade

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