licking hands/feet

Bettina - posted on 06/20/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




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


Vanessa - posted on 12/31/2015




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?


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Kristin - posted on 09/12/2016




I also see that this post is years old, but I thought i would comment. I have 2 daughters with OCD. My 10 year old does lick her hand, the back of it. She said sometimes after she licks it she will wipe her forehead. She also relays stories all the time in extreme detail and even reenacts the movments and motions of the story. My 14 year old doesn't lick her hand but use too put her finger tips in her mouth often, not so much any more.

JuLeah - posted on 07/19/2011




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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