licking hands/feet

Bettina - posted on 06/20/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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hi my daughter has OCD she licks the tip of her fingers and will sometimes then rub her feet, she also has the need to relay stories with every bit of detail included, she was diagnosed when she was 4 but had been showing symptoms a long time before that. She has been seeking help since she was 4 and the therapy helps for a while and then she seems to backwards with it.
Just wondering if anyone has a child with similar symptoms as im told the licking is not very common
Thanks bettina

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Vanessa - posted on 12/31/2015

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I know this comment is many years late, but my son just started licking. Licking everything, his toys, the couch, the fridge, car, etc, but we are in the process of getting him diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome. He has other tics, eye rolling, pacing the floor, and other things that are uncontrollable and my husband has severe Tourette's, and we are 100% sure that my son has it as well. He is only 7 but has shown these tics for 2 years, off and on. He also shows signs of OCD, we are waiting to bring him to his neurologist appointment. How are your kids doing now?

JuLeah - posted on 07/19/2011

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My daughter, age 9, just started the licking. I had not heard of that, never seen it. She is so germ phobic, but licks books, walls, clothes .... but, I guess this is not about logic.

I am struggling to know how to support her.

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