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Why is my baby biting?

Why is my baby biting?

Feels good: Babies are oral...They like to put things in their mouth, chew and bite. To make matters more complicated, when teeth want to erupt, gums feel better when they are rubbed or massaged. Since we can't massage their gums all the time, they do the next best thing, and bite to give them gums some relief. A teething ring may help. Let the slobber begin... ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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How to prevent fleas from biting humans?

How to prevent fleas from biting humans?

Find the source: The fleas are coming from somewhere, ...If you have pets, get them cleaned and de-flea them. There are several chemicals that can also be used to fumigate your house (read the directions-you (and pets) often have to close the windows and leave home while they are in use). ...Read more

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Is there a way to solve biting my cuticles?

Is there a way to solve biting my cuticles?

You can: Track and write down what happen and how you feel before and after biting to see when and what situation that triggers biting. Then you can find other ways to occupy your mouth and hands in those. ...Read more

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What are some tricks to keep mosquitoes from biting me?

What are some tricks to keep mosquitoes from biting me?

Stay inside: Seriously, the best defense is to stay away from them. By that i mean avoiding twightlight hours, and areas where they thrive. Second best is wear appropriate clothing, long sleeves, hat, long pants etc, and to use a otc insect repellant beforehand. I have seen no concrete data that proves that diet, or other home remedies are effective. ...Read more

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What are the best tricks to keep mosquitoes from biting you?

Great recommend: by Dr. Akl. Rub a basil leaf on your skin. It is a natural mosquito repellent. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I ingest to keep fleas from biting me?

I know of NO: Food or chemical to ingest to prevent flea bites. If you have fleas in your home: wash everything fleas touch w hot water ; dry on high heat. Vacuum house several times.Empty vacuum bag outdoors ; put disposable bag in 2nd sealable bag in outdoor trash can. Spray corners, carpets etc with food grade diatomaceous earth or a natural flea spray. See: http://www.Fleaseason.Com/fleas-humans.Shtml. ...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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How to heal cheek biting?

How to heal cheek biting?

Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapy methods are most useful. There are several that have shown good results. Make sure a good differential diagnosis work up is done as well. ...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