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Causes of Thumb sucking

Causes of Thumb sucking

Thumb sucking is caused by the normal desire for oral pleasure in infants, but in older children can be prolonged by anxiety, boredom, and other behavioral problems.

Thumb sucking: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Thumb sucking, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Thumb sucking:

Thumb sucking: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Thumb sucking: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Thumb sucking as a symptom:

Conditions listing Thumb sucking as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Thumb sucking. Our database lists the following as having Thumb sucking as a symptom of that condition:

Related information on causes of Thumb sucking:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Thumb sucking may be found in:


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