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Two Thumbs Up: Long-Term Effects of Thumb Sucking on Allergic Risk

Dr Jennifer Caudle delves into a new study linking childhood thumb sucking to lower risk of atopic sensitization in adulthood.
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    Dr. Jennifer Caudle examines a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics suggesting that children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails are less likely to develop atopic sensitization and subsequent allergies as adults. 

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