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Remedy to eliminate lip sucking in an18 month old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   hi
User :   My son is 1.5 years old
User :   He has developed a habit of lip suckng since last 2 months
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what can i do to get rid of it?
Doctor :   Does he have any other health problem?
User :   we keep on telling him when he is awake but he continues even during sleep
User :   nops
Doctor :   Does he suck his thumb or finger or only his lip?
User :   only lip
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he used to suck his thumb initially but left it later on
Doctor :   Since when has he been doing this?
User :   arnd 2 months
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   as in last two months
Doctor :   Is he being breast fed?
User :   not now
User :   till 14 months he was
Doctor :   Does he do it all the time or only when he is free ?
User :   any time..and worse during sleep
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   He will grow out of the habit gradually as it is a normal variant and he grew out of thumb sucking.
Doctor :   Keep him distracted most of the time.
User :   is femite safe to be applied on lips?
User :   i heard it can be applied for thumb sucking
Doctor :   I suggest that you consult a pediatrician regarding this.
Doctor :   Is he trying to walk and talk?
User :   he does both :)
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   ok.. thanks for your advice
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