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How To Stop Toddler Nail Biting
Nail biting: Nail biting is usually a nervous habit that can be hard to stop. Some methods that have worked include application of otc nail lacquers that contain foul tasting or hot substances that make biting distasteful. Also occasional oral meds such as a ssri or other anti-anxiety meds may work. ...Read more
Look away: The more you "harp" at your teenager, the more they will do activity. Best approach is to ignore nail biting entirley and let their peers comment about it. This is a sure fire way to get an adolescent's attention. They don't listen to, their parents, but they do listen to their "friends.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are things that one can do to stop his or her nail biting problem? I bite them not for the taste but due to stress.
Nail biting: Nail biting is a nervous habit afflicting both adults and children which can rapidly become uncontrollable. Many children suck their thumbs, another bad habit that can deform the plate of the mouth and cause teeth to protrude. Mavala stop helps cure nail biting and thumb sucking by "warning" you not to put your fingers into your mouth. Its distinct bitter taste acts as a strong deterrent. Mavala s. ...Read more
How do i stop nail biting?I tried nail polish but i just bite it off and the bad tasting stuff gets on everything.Help!
Breaking habits:: 1. Awareness 2. Desire to break habit 3. Effort and patience 4. Practice 5. Practice 6. Practice 7. Practice 8. Practice 9. Practice 10. Congratulations! here's an interesting article on habits and how to break them: http://www.Askmen.Com/entertainment/better_look_3800/3860_how-to-break-habits.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Substitution: You could try replacing this happened with another. For instance you could buy a softball that you can squeeze and put in your pocket every time you have the urge to do your other habits. ...Read more
Is Mavala Stop harmful?
It's a bad-tasting polish you apply on the nails to discourage nail-biting. I have been applying it daily on the skin at the edges of my fingers (not nails) as I have a bad habit of biting at the edges of my fingers. I want to co
Topical use ok: The product has quite a list of ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Alcohol Denat., Butyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer, Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Butyle Acetate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Sucrose Octaaacetate, Denatonium Benzoate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, D&C Violet No. 2. Most of these are used in other cosmetic products that are used regularly. Do not ingest. ...Read more
Common or concerning: The exact causes of nail biting or skin picking are unknown. While these are very common nervous habits, chronic nail biting or skin picking can be a cause for concern, and if unwanted, cause frequent bleeding/lesious, and cause serious distress, could signal a psychological disorder. ...Read more
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