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Cysts are resistant forms and are responsible for transmission of giardiasis. Both cysts and trophozoites can be found in the feces (diagnostic stages) . The cysts are hardy and can survive several months in cold water. Infection occurs by the ingestion of cysts in contaminated water, food, or by the fecal-oral route (hands or fomites) . In the small intestine, excystation releases trophozoites (each cyst produces two trophozoites) . Trophozoites multiply by longitudinal binary fission, remaining in the lumen of the proximal small bowel where they can be free or attached to the mucosa by a ventral sucking disk . Encystation occurs as the parasites transit toward the colon. The cyst is the stage found most commonly in nondiarrheal feces . Because the cysts are infectious when passed in the stool or shortly afterward, person-to-person transmission is possible. While animals are infected with Giardia, their importance as a reservoir is unclear.




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Thumb sucking is a natural, instinctive behavior that provides comfort. Doctors call it a non-nutritive sucking habit. This is a group of soothing behaviors that also include the use of pacifiers or comfort blankets.


Babies and children begin sucking their thumbs as a reflex, making them feel secure and safe. The behavior may extend into adulthood for similar reasons. Adults may suck their thumbs as a response to stress or anxiety.


Thumb sucking could also be a response to trauma. Psychological trauma is a mental and physical response to events a person finds extremely stressful. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), common examples include bullying, abuse, or a car accident.


Thumb sucking in babies and children is generally harmless. However, excessive thumb sucking can lead to problems. According to a 2020 article, people who suck their thumb for long periods can develop certain health conditions.


The ADA suggest a variety of ways that a parent or caregiver can encourage a child to stop sucking its thumb. An adult can also try similar tactics, such as bandaging the thumb. This makes it difficult to suck, which can help reduce the behavior.


Many babies and young children suck their thumbs, but most stop by the age of 4. However, some people will continue to suck their thumb into adulthood. Vigorous thumb sucking can cause blisters, calluses, and dental problems.


Sucking their thumb may help an adult feel calm and reassured after experiencing stress or anxiety. Some people may suck their thumb in respsonse to trauma. Addressing the reasons behind the thumb sucking might help someone to stop.


During vigorous thumb sucking, the cheek muscles flex. This may work to alter jaw shape and cause crossbite, another type of tooth misalignment. Changes to jaw shape can also affect facial appearance.


Some adults have reported that they were able to stop sucking their thumbs by making a decision to do so and sticking to it. This may not work for everyone, especially if the behavior has become a long-term or subconscious habit.


It is acknowledged that the difficulty many preterm infants have in feeding orally results from their immature sucking skills. However, little is known regarding the development of sucking in these infants. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that the bottle-feeding performance of preterm infants is positively correlated with the developmental stage of their sucking. Infants' oral-motor skills were followed longitudinally using a special nipple/bottle system which monitored the suction and expression/compression component of sucking. The maturational process was rated into five primary stages based on the presence/absence of suction and the rhythmicity of the two components of sucking, suction and expression/compression. This five-point scale was used to characterize the developmental stage of sucking of each infant. Outcomes of feeding performance consisted of overall transfer (percent total volume transferred/volume to be taken) and rate of transfer (ml/min). Assessments were conducted when infants were taking 1-2, 3-5 and 6-8 oral feedings per day. Significant positive correlations were observed between the five stages of sucking and postmenstrual age, the defined feeding outcomes, and the number of daily oral feedings. Overall transfer and rate of transfer were enhanced when infants reached the more mature stages of sucking. We have demonstrated that oral feeding performance improves as infants' sucking skills mature. In addition, we propose that the present five-point sucking scale may be used to assess the developmental stages of sucking of preterm infants. Such knowledge would facilitate the management of oral feeding in these infants.


Interpretive Summary: Because they are underdeveloped, babies who are born prematurely have a hard time moving from tube feeding to full oral feeding. The babies have to learn how to suck, drink and swallow fluids successfully, without choking. Very little is known about the development of sucking in premature infants. The objective of our study was to show that the bottle-feeding behavior of these infants reflects the stage of development of their sucking capabilities. We followed a group of premature infants from the time they were started on oral feeding until they were able to master total oral feeding. We categorized the developmental process into five primary sucking stages, using a special nipple/bottle system to monitor the process. Although some clinicians think a particular age is the best time to start oral feeding, other factors might be evaluated in individual infants, such as endurance and coordination of sucking, swallowing and breathing. The developmental sucking scale that we created is the first that has been designed and described, to our knowledge, for premature infants. It should prove extremely useful to clinicians in figuring out when to start an infant on oral feeding, as well as gauging and promoting the infant's progress toward full oral feeding. Besides helping the baby gain weight and receive optimal nutrition by mouth, this knowledge is very important because it has many positive ramifications with regard to earlier hospital discharge and associated health-care cost reductions.


Technical Abstract: It is acknowledged that the difficulty many preterm infants have in feeding orally results from their immature sucking skills. However, little is known regarding the development of sucking in these infants. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that the bottle-feeding performance of preterm infants is positively correlated with the developmental stage of their sucking. Infants' oral-motor skills were followed longitudinally using a special nipple/bottle system which monitored the suction and expression/ compression component of sucking. The maturational process was rated into five primary stages based on the presence/absence of suction and the rhythmicity of the two components of sucking, suction and expression/ compression. This five-point scale was used to characterize the developmental stage of sucking of each infant. Outcomes of feeding performance consisted of overall transfer (percent total volume transferred/volume to be taken) and rate of transfer (ml/min). Assessments were conducted when infants were taking 1-2, 3-5 and 6-8 oral feedings per day. Significant positive correlations were observed between the five stages of sucking and postmenstrual age, the defined feeding outcomes, and the number of daily oral feedings. Overall transfer and rate of transfer were enhanced when infants reached the more mature stages of sucking. We have demonstrated that oral feeding performance improves as infants' sucking skills mature. In addition, we propose that the present five-point sucking scale may be used to assess the developmental stages of sucking of preterm infants. Such knowledge would facilitate the management of oral feeding in these infants.


Such peer pressure should make the older child stop sucking his thumb soon enough. At least during the day when the child is in school or on the playground. The older child may however, still continue to suck his thumb in his sleep, just as he did when he was a baby. Some older children may manage to stop sucking their thumbs most of the time, but resume the habit when they are under stress.


As the child begins to put limits on his thumb sucking, parents can begin to take heart. The child is gradually moving away from thumb sucking altogether. During this time he will find new ways to comfort himself.


Have a conversation about thumb sucking. . . Explain to your child that thumb sucking can affect the bite and may also cause the kids to make fun of him. Ask your child how he feels about that. Does he want to stop sucking his thumb? What can he do instead of thumb sucking, when the urge to put his thumb in his mouth comes on?


Arrange a chat with the dentist. Having the dentist talk to your child about how thumb sucking can hurt his bite may have more of an impact on your child than a talk with you. The dentist wears a white coat and seems important. Your child may accept the advice he stop thumb sucking from the dentist. The dentist may also be able to fit your child for a mouth guard to help prevent thumb sucking.


i am 12 years young and i still suck my thumb. i have started to write in a notebook like a diary. i tell my diary what i did/ or should do to stop sucking my thumb permanently. i have started to hug a pillow at night instead of sucking my thumb. i suggest doing what i do to help YOUR child/children to stop sucking his/her thumb permanently.


Everyone has their ways of reducing anxiety and relieving stress. Some ways are considered healthy and socially acceptable. Others, not so much. For instance, thumbsucking is considered normal as an infant but is frowned upon as you get older. But if it doesn't hurt anyone and it makes you feel better, what's the big deal? Well, sucking on your thumb can actually create oral health problems for you. If you're an adult who sucks your thumb, we'll throw some tips your way to kick the habit and keep you smiling. 041b061a72


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