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Finger sucking is making my sons finger sore. Any advice?

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dingledangle Tue 09-Jun-09 15:20:14

My 15 month old sicks one of his fingers and it appears that he sucks it so hard that he has a small blister on it!

It does not seem to bother him but it is looking a little red and inflamed.

Has anyone else experienced this and if so any advice?

I don't really want to stop him doing it as it is a great comfort to him.

dingledangle Tue 09-Jun-09 15:20:57

Obviously it is meant to read sucks not sicks (a whole different discussion!

dingledangle Wed 10-Jun-09 08:30:32


EccentricaGallumbits Wed 10-Jun-09 08:52:52

Is it where his teeth rest on his fnger?

dingledangle Thu 11-Jun-09 08:44:13

I am pretty sure it is where his teeth rest on his finger. I think he has sucked at it so hard it has prodiced a little blister (a bit like newborns sometimes get on their lip when they suckle). This finger is fatter than the others in comparison and looks a little red and 'puffy'. I have been putting antibiotic cream on once he has fallen asleep and it is out of his mouth and it seems to look better (after only one application).

Just wondering if anyone else has tackled a similar issue?

phdlife Thu 11-Jun-09 11:44:02

dingle my ds has similar - more of a callus, I think, than a blister (though it did lose its top once). He's 2.1. I just leave it alone ad it doesn't seem to bother him. [slack mama emoticon]

dingledangle Thu 11-Jun-09 11:49:34

Thanks phdlife. I am hoping that his finger will 'toughen up' a bit, hope you know what I mean! I used to suck thumb and it withered over time but got used to being constanly damp.....

The antibiotic cream has stopped it looking quite so red. But when you squeeze it he does not cry or whince so it is not hurting him.

Thanks again

mummypumpkin Fri 12-Jun-09 22:08:01

Ds2 sucks 2 of his fingers and has done since birth. They look a little sore and there is a blister type mark where his tooth goes into them... he's 4.5 and it hasn't caused any problems so far except with his bottom teeth!

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