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Lumpy thumb - too much sucking?!

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Jojobump1986 Mon 20-May-13 21:30:31

DS (18m) only sucks his thumb to get to sleep but it's looking increasingly red, swollen & lumpy - like lots of blisters. Initially I wasn't too concerned about it as it doesn't seem to bother him but it's getting worse & really freaking DH out so I'm beginning to wonder if I'm being too relaxed about it! DS doesn't seem to be upset by having a lumpy thumb & I'm monitoring it incase the blisters get infected... Is there any point in going to the GP about it? I'm failing to see what they could do! confused

wallpaperaddict Mon 20-May-13 21:36:53

My DD sucks her thumb to go to sleep at night, she gets a little blister now and again, but it just seems to go back down after a couple of days. She's occasionally said it's sore but still pops it in and sucks away so it can't be to uncomfortable! Never looked unpleasant or got infected though!

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