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Dr. Ashu Syal
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29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Breaking habits: To make or break any habits, medically speaking we need three weeks (21 days). Theoretically speaking, it takes 21 days to make a new neural pathway! ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Cheek biting: Habit or gum biting can both cause wounding of soft tissue. Blood and dead cells are haven for bacteria which can cause halitosis or bad breath and ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Different Options: There are a few ways you can stop biting your nails. One way is to pick one nail and not bite that one for awhile, once it's been about 2-3 weeks noti ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Reaction to stress.: Nail biting is often considered to be a common reaction to stress. The first step in stopping this habit is to identify what’s causing it and resolvi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Put something...: On them that tastes terrible, yet is harmless - lemon juice, castor oil, etc.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Bitter polish: Try applying bitter nail polish. This may help break the urge.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Bitter: Apply bitter solution to the finger.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Notice it: Often if you can notice that it is happening, you can stop these kinds of habits. However, some will paint their nails with jalapeno juice or some ot ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your dentist: Have your dentist see you to check your bite. Maybe your bite may need adjusting so you won't bite your lip. Is this a habit you have? Is this so ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Greene
33 years experience Pediatrics
Say no!: To help him grow quickly through the biting stage, when you observe biting, say, "no!" firmly, so he can tell you are not pleased, then repeat and nam ... Read More
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