Scratching can be a normal response to an itch or irritation, but excessive scratching can have a number of negative consequences. It can damage the skin, exacerbate existing skin conditions, and even be a sign of an underlying medical condition. In this blog post we take a closer look at the causes and management of scratching habits.
If your child is a frequent or long-term thumb sucker, the constant exposure to saliva can have adverse effects on their skin, causing irritation, dryness, and even infection. In this blog post, we will explore the damage saliva can do to the skin on hands during thumb sucking, and provide some tips to help heal damaged skin.