Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: converned Aunty | 2012/07/26

Q.

6 year old picking nose constantly

Hi Doc,

I could really do with some advice. My sister''s daughter who is 6½ years old won''t stop picking her nose!
She does it in public...at home...at school. It is so embarrassing.
When we catch her doing it at home, she simply ducks her head or hides under a blanket and continues!

I know that is is a child thing but this is just too much!

Your advice would be appreciated
Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common as you correctly say. The less attention that is paid to this habit, no matter how distressing you all find it, the less time it will take to stop. Try to completely ignore your niece picking her nose and no one must say a word about it. You will be surprised that it may not take too long for her to stop picking her nose.

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