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Alternative Treatments for Thumb sucking

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Thumb sucking:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Thumb sucking may include:

  • Praise your child for not sucking
  • Do not scold or nag your child for thumbsucking
  • Investigate an underlying cause for their thumbsucking (e.g. boredom, anxiety, etc.)
  • Explain what will happen to their teeth alignment (ask a dentist for help)
  • Provide positive motivation for stopping
  • Over-the-counter deterrent that is painted on the thumb

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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