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I bite the skin around my nails, how do i stop this urge?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Different Options: There are a few ways you can stop biting the skin around your nails.One way is to pick one nail and not bite that one for awhile, once it has been about 2-3 weeks notice how good that nail looks.Then, pick another nail and don't bite it for awhile, continue this until you aren't biting your nails anymore.Another step is to keep yourself occupied, chew gum or do an activity that requires using your.

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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 has been about 2-3 weeks notice how good that nail looks. Then, pick another nail and don't bite it for awhile, continue this until you aren't biting your nails anymore. Another step is to keep yourself occupied, chew gum or do an activity that requires using your.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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