How can i make my son quick picking his nose?
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Ink - posted on 07/28/2010
I mentioned it because my husband has fought staph infection for years. He had an ingrown hair infected with staph once. He let it go till he couldn't stand it any longer... and went to the local clinic. The doctor came into his exam room and said, "Boy, I spent 6 years in Vietnam... and I smell gangrene. What's goin on?"
My husband was in surgery on the other side of town an hour later. It could have killed him.
I take Staph very seriously. We clean our bathroom with alcohol.... we bleach our towels and let them soak for ten minutes to kill EVERYTHING. I can go on about this obsessive cleaning. Staph is a RANCID infection... and according to one link I've posted, THREE in TEN carry it!
It just makes my SKIN CRAWL!
I think everyone should be aware!
Ashley - posted on 07/28/2010
It's crazy that u say that about staph infections..my son actually got a staph infection it was in the form of like a big blister the doctor told us if we waiting til morning to take him to the doctor he may not have made it..those staph infection are serious stuff.
Ink - posted on 07/28/2010
The most zealous nose pickers tend to be kids with allergies, because the heavy flow of mucus and crusting give them a "something's up there" feeling that makes it difficult to leave their noses alone. Certain environmental conditions also make kids more likely to pick; if your heating or air-conditioning system is drying out your child's nasal passages, a humidifier (or a saline nasal spray) may help.
Dr Sears Says......
Motivators: Show sores in nose. Relate picking with nose bleeding. Direct child to use tissues instead of finger in presence of others. Relaxers.: Deep breathe; teach child to stroke nose from bridge to tip, over and over slowly.
Substitutes: Rub nose with arm; rub hand with picking finger; pick on a pocket.
Special helpers: Consult doctor to determine nasal irritants, humidify air; apply moisturizing ointment in nostrils. Remove allergens.
I really like Dr. Sears advice here... The motivator is suggesting that you educate him about germs in the nose. Google up a few pictures (nasal staph) and try to explain to him what germs are... they make you sick... they can give you sores that look like this...RIGHT under his nose and the whole WORLD will know!
Staphylococcus aureus (SA) are bacteria found in the nose and/or on the skin of about 3 out of 10 healthy people. Most people dont know that they are carrying SA bacteria.
When these bacteria are in your nose or on the surface of your skin, they will not normally harm you. However, if SA does get into or through your skin, they can cause a variety of infections, such as skin and wound infections. Sometimes, SA can cause serious infections in your blood, lungs or other tissues.