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How do I stop biting my cuticles to the quick?

How do I stop biting my cuticles to the quick?

Cuticle biting: Once you get into this habit it is difficult to break. You could try soaking your finger tips into a paste made of some 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 cuticles it is totally benign as far as side effects go. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop biting my nails?

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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How can I get myself to stop biting my nails?

How can I get myself to stop biting my nails?

See below: There are nail polishes available, which are bitter. This may help stop the habit. Sometimes, i suggest bitter apple spray, which is available in a pet store. It is non toxic. ...Read more

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How can I stop chewing the skin off my fingers?

How can I stop chewing the skin off my fingers?

See details: How do you break any bad habit? By making a conscious effort not to continue doing it. ...Read more

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How can I stop biting the skin off my nails?

How can I stop biting the skin off my nails?

Put something...: On them that tastes terrible, yet is harmless - lemon juice, castor oil, hot pepper juice etc. There is also a application called "thumb" that is made just for this purpose. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How do I stop my habit of biting and cutting my nails so deep?

How do I stop my habit of biting and cutting my nails so deep?

Psychotherapy: Assuming the biting and cutting have been occuring for a few weeks or more, i would suggest the individual meet with a mental health professional, preferably one well versed in cognitive behavior therapy. ...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 can I stop biting and cutting my nails so deep?

How can I stop biting and cutting my nails so deep?

Put something...: On them that tastes terrible, yet is harmless - lemon juice, castor oil, hot pepper juice etc. There is also a application called "thumb" that is made just for this purpose. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot stop biting off pieces of my tongue!?

See a dentist: Biting off pieces of your tongue is not normal and could be related to different causes. if you have malpositioned teeth or sharp or irregular surfaces on your teeth, the tongue can be traumatized. Abnormal habits could also be the cause. You should be evaluated by your dentist to help determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop sucking my thumb?

What can I do to stop sucking my thumb?

BFRB Expert Can Help: Habitual thumb-sucking = body-focused repetitive behavior -like skin-picking/hair pulling/nail biting. Bfrbs occur in response 2 (a) emotions (anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement); & (b) sensations on skin. They also 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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Why am i biting my lips, cheeks, and cuticles all of the time? How do I stop this habit?

Biting lips: In general, I would normally tell a patient to pay attention when you are doing this and then immediately stop when you notice you are doing this ...Read more

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How can I stop biting my fingernails?

How can I stop biting my fingernails?

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

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What to do if i cannot stop sucking my thumb, how can I force myself to stop?

What to do if i cannot stop sucking my thumb, how can I force myself to stop?

Sucking thumb: At you age this can be a sign of a serious chemical disturbance in your brain. Discuss with your Dr. ...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?

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?

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 do I figure out why I am biting the insides of my cheeks and how to stop?

How do I figure out why I am biting the insides of my cheeks and how to stop?

Nighttime?: Are you doing this at night? Anxiety and stress can be a cause. Many have issues with their cheeks coming in between the teeth and causing bute marks/ridges in cheeks. ...Read more

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I can't seem to stop biting or pulling the skin off my fingers and biting my lip. Is this a condition and do you have tips to stop.

I can't seem to stop biting or pulling the skin off my fingers and biting my lip. Is this a condition and do you have tips to stop.

Cover: A few self-help options: cover them (w/bandaids or tape), get concentrated garlic extract (liquid) & paint over area on fingers to discourage biting. Lip you must control-use lip balm to keep skin moist & prevent skin tags/cracks that encourage biting. Try lolipop to occupy mouth when stressed / anxious / bored (whatever triggers). Should also discuss w/dr as may be symptom of underlying problem. ...Read more