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what is nail biting

A 52-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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
What we did in the: Old days to cover the tip of the finger with better (omgea three) are avilable in the market
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Sometimes people get into the habit of nail biting and it becomes hard to break. Some people bite their nails to shorten them. Some people are stress ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Nail polish: At the pharmacy, there is a clear nail polish (called bite it. In us about $5) that tastes horrible so when it's on your nails, you will taste it and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Cracked teeth, infec: Tion, hung nails.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: That nail biting would cause an alteration in the nail growth pattern, unless you were getting chronic nail infections from your actions.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Relax: Nobody has any definitive answer to cause or cure of this. It may be a type of compulsive behavior so possibly OCD therapies can be considered. Some p ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Nail biting: Nail biting is usually a nervous habit that can be hard to stop. Some methods that have worked include application of otc nail lacquers that contain ... Read More
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A 50-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Common or concerning: The exact causes of nail biting or skin picking are unknown. While these are very common nervous habits, chronic nail biting or skin picking can be a ... Read More
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