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Why many children are uncomfortable around white lab coats?

explain why this occurs in what a doctor or dentist could do to counteract this reaction and still wear a white lab coat.

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I think children are not comfortable around white lab coats because they are associated with pain. Children think they are worn when they have to be injected. Doctors can ease kids tension by offering candy.

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From birth children are exposed to medical professionals wearing white lab coats. During first 5 years most visits include inoculations, so many kids associate the white coat with pain. Adding kid friendly accessories, like colorful ties, teddy bear pins, funny hats, can buffer the fear.

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It sounds silly, but kids just need one little reason to trust us, and one of those distraction could be one of those things.
This by the way, was interesting, you got me thinking.
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Kids associate white lab coats with big explosions and pain. In science class, people usually don't wear lab coats, they only wear goggles.

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In adults it is called " white coat syndrome " and it usually starts when people are children it the association
Of injections,blood being drawn,strangers, and basically just fear most medical scubs now for
Pediatricians are sold with children's themes on them and a soothing voice and mannerism always helps :)

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