Okay, gang. I know there are folks who at least check in here from time to time. Some of you comment (Hi, friends!), and some of you don’t, which is cool, too. I need all of your help on this one. Because I’m disgusted and don’t know what to do.
Woobie sucks his thumb, specifically, his right one. He’s a year old, and I have not real issue with thumb sucking. The doctor doesn’t either. Suck away, as far as I’m concerned. The problem lies in the fact that this poor little right hand thumb is gross. It is red and irritated, shriveled, and the skin is cracked. Think “dishpan thumb” times 10. It looks like it hurts. It almost looks like a severe burn. I’m afraid one day Woob will pull it out of his mouth and all that will be left is bone.
I’m sure there are lots of great salves and creams and remedies out there that will heal the skin nicely. But there’s that little issue of whatever goes on the thumb will go straight into the mouth.
Someone, somewhere has dealt with this problem before. Help!