My 5yr old DS keeps rubbing/wiping his face and it's driving us mad, not to mention making his face sore and chapped around his cheeks and nose (skin was fine before - no previous skin problems either). Pretty sure it's behavioural (doc ruled out any skin or ENT probs) and seems to date back to having a cold a few weeks ago but habit continued. Any advice on how I should handle this? We have been asking him to try to stop and explaining that it is getting sore as a result but it seems to be compulsive. Should I not mention it and hope it stops if I just relax about it?! Can see he is getting worried when he does it as gives me a guilty look. It's driving me mad. Please help!!!