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Doctor insights on: Biting Nails Disease

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Can biting your nails cause gum disease and diabetes?

Can biting your nails cause gum disease and diabetes?

NO: Gum disease is caused by bacterial etiology, with destruction of bone support due to host reaction to the bacteria and bacterial product, and the exacerbation of destruction due to malocclusion and medical well being. Diabetes is caused by inability to regulate glucose level in the blood. Nail biting has nothing to do with both of these diseases. ...Read more

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Will biting your nails cause gum disease and diabetes?

Will biting your nails cause gum disease and diabetes?

No: Gum ideas ie caused by bacteria present in the mouth together w/ poor home care, lack of good brushing and flossing, genetic predisposition, and local irritants, such as smoking.
Diabetes is caused by a problem in your pancreas where you do not produce enough insulin. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get from biting your nails?

What diseases can you get from biting your nails?

When biting nails: There may be injury to surrounding skin/ tissue which creates a portal for many types of infections. I know that if you bite your nails when you have strep throat - it can spread there. I know, I did it once. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is biting your nails a anxiety disorder?

Can you tell me is biting your nails a anxiety disorder?

Nail biting: Is an anxious habit. It would not qualify as an anxiety disorder. There are behavior modifications techniques which can help you get over this habit. ...Read more

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I was wondering is biting your nails a symptom of anxiety disorder?

I was wondering is biting your nails a symptom of anxiety disorder?

It could be a: Symptom when combined with other symptoms may meet diagnostic criteria. Take care. ...Read more

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Can biting my nails have something to do with my anxiety disorder or my ocd?

Can biting my nails have something to do with my anxiety disorder or my ocd?

Nail-Biting = BFRB: Habitual nail-biting = body-focused repetitive behavior -like skin-picking/hair pulling. Bfrbs occur in response 2 a)emotions (anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement); & b) uneven/rough parts of nail/skin/scalp. They result in pleasurable feelings & relieve tension. It can be stressful 2 imagine stopping! Effective treatments r available (http://bit. Ly/z9dgyb). See clinical psychologist+bfrb expert. ...Read more

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Do I have obsessive compulsive disorder? For years, I've been bending my nails backward with my teeth, biting nails and skin around nails, and will resort to biting nails even in public if I notice that they're uneven, because it would bother me that much

Do I have obsessive compulsive disorder? For years, I've been bending my nails backward with my teeth, biting nails and skin around nails, and will resort to biting nails even in public if I notice that they're uneven, because it would bother me that much

A: A number of the symptoms you described are suggestive of obsessive compulsive disorder. If you do have ocd, it is very treatable. I suggest that you make an appointment with a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist for evaluation. Treatment options than can be presented to you. ...Read more

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How to stop biting nails?

How to stop biting nails?

Where Things Stand:: Treatment of choice = habit reversal training which involves a) awareness training; b) training in substituting behavior that competes w/ nail-biting; & c) social support. But hrt has not proven sufficient by itself. Treatment tends to be more successful/enduring when combined cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy &/or psychopharmacology. ...Read more

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Help me stop biting my nails?

OK, STOP IT!: Generally it is a bad habit, but there may be help for you yet! Try this web md web site for some good advice including remedies such as coating your nails with a bitter polish to decreasing stress through other means etc. Good luck to you.

http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/nails/stop-nail-biting-tips. ...Read more

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I cannot stop biting my nails?

I cannot stop biting my nails?

Nail biting: Once you get into this habit it is difficult to break. You could try soaking your finger tips into a paste made of soem bitter melon and leaving it on for about 10-15 miinutes and then just wiping the paste off wihtout washing it off. Then if you will not want to put those finger tips into your mouth to nibble at your nails. It is totally benign as far as side effets go. ...Read more

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How can I stop biting my nails?

Nail biting: Nail biting is a sign of anxiety. You need to work to replace this habit with another habit like chewing gum. Every time you feel the urge to bite your nails, chew some gum. ...Read more

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How can I stop biting my nails?

How can I stop biting my nails?

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 other vile taste to help remind you not to. The other thing you try is to carry nail clippers or files with you, as often it is the desire to clear a hangnail that starts it. ...Read more

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How can I stop biting my nails?

Yes...: Yes, you will be only one. Paint your finger with a bitter stuff. Also get you overall health and lab check. If have anxiety disorder, get treated. ...Read more

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How can you stop biting your nails?

How can you stop biting your nails?

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 hands. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop biting my nails?

Several options: I do not know if this is available but they used to sell a nail polish with a horrible taste to discourage people from biting their nails. You can also buy worry beads and do that when you're nervous instead of biting your nails. ...Read more

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Advice on how to stop biting my nails?

Bitter nail polish: Try applying bitter nail polish. This may help break the urge. ...Read more

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Why is biting your nails such a bad habit?

Not: RELAX. It is not a bad habit. No one knows why some people compulsively chew their nails. ...Read more

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How do I break my habit of biting my nails?

How do I break my habit of biting my nails?

Put something...: On them that tastes terrible, yet is harmless - lemon juice, castor oil, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I can't stop biting my nails?

What to do if I can't stop biting my nails?

Consider: Behavioral therapy. Or there are products such as Thum which have a bad taste and can act as a deterrent. Hynosis is another option. ...Read more

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How to break the habit of biting your nails?

How to break the habit of biting your nails?

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 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 hands. ...Read more