Over sensitive hearing, smell and touch
(Perth, western Australia)
Hi _ my daughter is 6 years old. Has suffered from Chronic constipation and withholding since a baby.
She is hypersensitive to touch, hates having her hair washed, brushed put in bunches etc. Sound, every little noise drives her mad, even someone biting their nails, smells everything and will not taste new food. She lives on breakfast cereal, bread, chicken nuggets.
We have always put the hypersensitivities down as a link with the constipation as she has had to have so much medical intervention over the years.
She is a very bright child academically, but hates new situations and will go into herself if she is not happy with things..
She is also very stubborn, hates sport especially if its noisy and lots of people around.
In a situation where she is comfortable she is very confident and will happily talk out loud with her classmates. makes that audience bigger and she cries, chews her fingers and shakes.
Is any of this a sign of an illness? and what can we as parents do to help.
She is a most beautiful girl and we hate to see her struggle with these things and not enjoy life fully.
Thanks for your help