Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Alyssa | 2010-11-29

Q.

Bumps, Bruises and Sores

7yr old girl always has bumps, bruises and sores. She is always picking at her skin. How can I get her out of this habit?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This can be a very difficult habit to break and is known as 'self harming' behaviour.Also this constant picking at sores makes them worse and introduces infection. The best approach would be to see a child psychologist.

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