Thumb Sucking Leaving Sore On Thumb

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tnmommyof2 - January 22

My 11 month old DS has been sucking his thumb so much that he has a sore from where he rubs his teeth on this hand. It looks really bad and kinda painful. Anyone have any advice on what I should do? I think it's super cute that he sucks his thumb and he has slept through the night since he started but I'm scared his hand will get infected or worse! Any suggestions would be great!

 

kellens mom - January 22

I don't have experience with this, but I have always wondered how well that liquid bandage stuff works. Anyone with experience with liquid bandage? Would it hold up in a case like this?

 

Rans - January 23

I have a friend that had to put socks on her daughters hands at bedtime. The sores on her thumb were so bad she had to see the doctor multiple times and they gave her a couple different meds to try to clear up the infection and heal it. It was a very long process as it was so infected. Her daughter was 5 years old though......don't have any other ideas except to try a paci, which you likely tried already. Good Luck!

 

HannahBaby - January 23

My daughter is a big thumb sucker and she goes through a cycle every few months. SHe will suck and suck and it well get dry, then red, then like a sore, then go away and be fine for a while then start all over again. I dont think that his hand will get infected, my daughter hasnt and this has been going on for almost 2 years now.

 

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