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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I stop the urge on biting my nails? Sometimes I remind myself not to bite it but unconsciously I still bite it. Please help.
Biting nails: There is a bad tasting/smelling nail polish that is available. Also you could wear gloves. ...Read more
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
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
Sucking thumb: At you age this can be a sign of a serious chemical disturbance in your brain. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
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
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
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