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What is the best treatment for a cold sore created from lip biting or trauma?

What is the best treatment for a cold sore created from lip biting or trauma?

Bacitracin: If it is just a traumatic wound then the best treatment is keep it clean and well coated with Bacitracin ointment. If it is actually a "cold sore" then you probably need an anti-viral medication as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid lip biting?

What can I do to avoid lip biting?

Know why.: To avoid it, you need to know the cause. Most lip biting is related to a [bad] habit or the way you bite (occlusion). The first one has the simplest (and sometimes the hardest) solution: stop doing it. The second involves balancing and aligning your bite to keep you teeth from pinching: the solution could be orthodontics, crowns, new dentures (if you use these), or other treatment. Ask your dds. ...Read more

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Please explain why is my lip biting habit so bad?

So bad?: That habit is worse than some and better than others. Any habit that destroys health tissue should be avoided. Speak to your physician regarding ways to stop. ...Read more

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Is lip biting caused by anxiety?

Is lip biting caused by anxiety?

BFRBs & Anxiety: Lip biting is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb) - like hair pulling & nail biting. Bfrbs can arise in response to (a) emotions (anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement); &/or (b) sensing rough areas skin (like cracked skin on lips). Bfrbs can feel pleasurable & can serve 2 relieve tension. Effective behavioral treatments available. A clinical psychologist who specializes in bfrbs can help. ...Read more

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How can I stop nail and lip biting?

How can I stop nail and lip biting?

Difficult!: Nail biting is a very difficult habit to break. One thing you could do is have your child keep his hands covered with gloves to break the cycle of nail biting. Gently removing the childs fingers from their mouth each time you notice them biting is another method. In pharmacies, if you can find it, is nail biters liquid. This is a very bitter liquid painted on to the nails, and discourages biting. ...Read more

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Is tongue/cheek/lip biting a dermatophagia or self injury?

Is tongue/cheek/lip biting a dermatophagia or self injury?

A little of both...: Intra-oral biting can be strictly conscious, strictly compulsive or a combination. In any of these cases it could be construed as both dermatophagia and self-injury in varying degrees as technically dermatophagia is self-injury even though it is classified as form of (obsessive-compulsive) disorder. Don't confuse this with accidental intra-oral bites which may be self or externally inflicted. ...Read more

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Hello docs! What actions or changes do i make to stop my lip biting compulsive disorder without consulting the doctor?

Identify triggers: The best approach to a compulsive behavior is cognitive behavioral therapy w/ a licensed therapist. On your own, take note of what is going on when you find yourself biting your lip, even write it down. Identify any consistent triggers (stress, for instance). How does the biting relieve you? Now identify something you can do instead, like taking a deep breath in & out & re-focusing your attention. ...Read more

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What does lip biting mean?

What does lip biting mean?

Nervous habit: Nervous habit. Stop it when you catch yourself doing it. It takes 21 days to break a habit. ...Read more

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