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HELP. Face licking!

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FraggleRock77 Sun 02-Apr-17 16:04:07

Has anyone got any tips please. DS 3 and a bit keeps licking the skin around his mouth, making it very red and sore! I have tried persuasion, rewards etc and no joy. It's driving me bonkers to keep saying stop!!

WatersofLife Sun 02-Apr-17 16:09:20

Oh dear! DS had this, licking his top and bottom lip, ended up with a sore ring of rash round his mouth. We used Vaseline for months as it was so dry and flaking, making him lick it even more. It wasn't until we vivisted the Doctor and she said, 'only you can stop it' for some reason, this made DS consciously stop the licking and his lips healed. DS was however about 10 though when it started so a bit older to understand the effect it was having. 3 is quite young.

The doctor prescribed DS an anti? Something cream initially to sort the rash, can't remember wether it was a steroid cream or Anti fungal. I'd try the doctor first, they see this loads of times.

FraggleRock77 Sun 02-Apr-17 21:05:04

Thank you Waters for your post and info x

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