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my daughter is 5 and i habe knotice her finger nails are peeling from the cuticles, there is no discoloration, or dryness?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Biting them?: It sounds like she is biting or chewing on them. Try something to keep her from biting them, like pepper juice.

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My daughter complains her fingers are stiff and continually stretches and clicks her fingers against me, against her or something else?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Anxiety : Most often clicking fingers is an anxiety symptom type habit. It doesn’t cause any physical damage. The click or popping sounds are caused by a release of gas from the joint. Consultation with a pediatrician psychologist will help find the stressors or underlying anxiety or issues in many cases. They may be able to give counseling on ways to help decrease the behavior and deal with stressors

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