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Anybody Know a Remedy?

September 5, 2008

The Big One has developed this awful habit of sucking on her bottom lip. It’s gotten to the point where she has sucked it raw and now she has a rash. From the fabulous-ness of the Internet, I think it may actually have turned into a yeast infection, but I am not sure.

We’ve tried telling her to stop when we notice her doing it, we’ve tried ignoring it hoping that it would go away on its own, we’ve tried re-directing her (telling her to touch her ear when she wants to suck her lip) we even tried threatening her with spanking when we see her doing it. Nothing has worked. She continues to suck on it. So now I am trying to figure out what to do about it.

We’ve put Aquaphor on it. We’ve put Carmex on it. They both seem to help, but of course as long as she keeps doing it, it will never clear up all the way.

Anyone ever experience this? Or have any tips for stopping the behavior?

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  1. Amanda permalink
    September 5, 2008 10:27 am

    You could try putting vinegar, or some other not so good tasting product, on or just below her lip. So when she sucks, it tastes nasty. It may not stay on so I don’t know if it’ll work. You may have to reapply it every time you notice her sucking.

    Good luck!

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