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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 can you stop nail biting habits?

How can you stop nail biting habits?

Pain them: Paint them with polish. Can you use clear polish if you don't want the color. It tastes bad and you wont want to bite anymore! good luck! ...Read more

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How can you stop biting fingernails?

How can you stop biting 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 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 hands. ...Read more

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How to stop cheek biting asleep?

CHEEK BITING: The dentist will put a dental guard to keep you from grinding teeth while asleep so you can not bite your cheek. ...Read more

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How to stop cheek biting totally?

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How to stop cheek biting totally?

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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How do you get your kid to stop biting nails?

How do you get your kid to stop biting nails?

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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How can you stop biting your nails?

How can you stop biting your nails?

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 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 hands. ...Read more

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How can you stop nail biting, cheek biting etc.?

How can you stop nail biting, cheek biting etc.?

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 more

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How can I stop my nail biting habit?

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

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I need some tips on how to stop lip and nail biting habit?

I need some tips on how to stop lip and nail biting habit?

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

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How can you stop fingernail (skin) biting?

How can you stop fingernail (skin) biting?

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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Advice on how to stop biting my nails?

Bitter nail polish: Try applying bitter nail polish. This may help break the urge. ...Read more

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Fingernail falling off secondary to sucking his thumb he is 22 months old. How to make sure another nail will grow in and tips to help stop sucking. ?

Fingernail falling off secondary to sucking his thumb  he is 22 months old. How to make sure another nail will grow in and tips to help stop sucking. ?

Don't worry: Not uncommon at this age, don't even try to stop it , it will grow back . My son did this and has a normal, although spoon shaped nail, but he is doing well in college. ...Read more

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How can you stop a child from biting his or her nails?

How can you stop a child from biting his or her nails?

You can't: The more you try to stop it, the more he/she does it. This habit is often associated with other symptoms that indicate a hyperactive nervous system, most commonly activated through the ingestion of sugar in all its forms, including "diet" drinks. ...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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How to stop myself from lip biting?

How to stop myself from lip biting?

See your dentist: Have your dentist see you to check your bite. Maybe your bite may need adjusting so you won't bite your lip. Is this a habit you have? Is this something that started happening recently? ...Read more

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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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How to identify what insects biting my son & how do I prevent them from biting him?

How to identify what insects biting my son & how do I prevent them from biting him?

Bug bites: Unless you see the insect bite him you will not be able to tell. You can prevent them by using bug repellents if he is over 6 months old. Natural products are best because we don't know how much is absorbed through their skin. If he gets bit, aloe vera gel is soothing and will help with the redness. Spraying your yard makes a big difference also. ...Read more