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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: VLOOI | 2007/03/13

Q.

SENSE OF TOUCH DEFENSIVE

PLEASE HELP ME WITH MY 3 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER THAT WAS TESTED AS TOUCH DEFENSIVE I'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS ILLNESS (PROBLEM) ANY INFORMATION WILL HELP ME
SHE DOES NOT WANT TO WEAR ANY CLOTHES AND ALSO SLEEPS NAKED

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very real condition and not just a passing fad.There are several conditions in which the child is touch defensive including Autism, Asperger's syndrome and others.Go to Google and type 'tactile defensive syndrome' for more information.Your daughter requires careful evaluation by a paediatric neurologist in the first instance.

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