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I have a huge nail biting habit. I've tried to quit multiple times. Is there anything that can help me succeed?

I have a huge nail biting habit. I've tried to quit multiple times. Is there anything that can help me succeed?

Nail polish: At the pharmacy, there is a clear nail polish (called bite it. In us about $5) that tastes horrible so when it's on your nails, you will taste it and it will break you of this bad habit. Good luck. Read more

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Can I use white iodine to quit biting my nails?

Can I use white iodine to quit biting my nails?

Why: White iodine has been used to strengthen brittle nails, not to prevent biting nails. Beware, some people are allergic to iodine. Read more

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I have quit biting my nails, after 10+ yrs. But I need more incentive to want to continue. Why shouldn't I bite my nails? I just feel urge & comfort

I have quit biting my nails, after 10+ yrs. But I need more incentive to want to continue. Why shouldn't I bite my nails? I just feel urge & comfort

Because: It's not healthy for your teeth as well as your nails and nail beds to do that as this damages your teeth and might give you potential TMJ problems as well as hurting your nails and weakening them. Read more

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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 won't want to bite anymore! Good luck! Read more

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How can I break the habit of nail-biting?

How can I break the habit of nail-biting?

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 quite my lifelong nail biting habit?

What we did in the: Old days to cover the tip of the finger with better (omgea three) are avilable in the market Read more

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Does nail biting habit indicate some sort of a mental problem?

Not necessarily: Sometimes people get into the habit of nail biting and it becomes hard to break. Some people bite their nails to shorten them. Some people are stress nail biters & some bite compulsively to the point of self-harm. Read more

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How can I overcome nail biting?

How can I overcome nail biting?

Relax: Nobody has any definitive answer to cause or cure of this. It may be a type of compulsive behavior so possibly OCD therapies can be considered. Some people put bad-tasting agents or thick lacquer on their nails. Clip your nails very short. Do not waste much emotional energy on this. Lots of people bite their finger nails and even toenails. They stop when they lose their teeth or without knowing. 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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What are some ways to stop nail biting in teens?

What are some ways to stop nail biting in teens?

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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Please tell me what causes nail biting and skin picking?

Please tell me what causes nail biting and skin picking?

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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What do I do to get people to leave me alone about my nail biting?

By stop biting them: And hence shut them up. Its not a good habit and potentially you can cause yourself a bad infection in the fingers with germs from your mouth. Read more

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What to do if my nail biting is a serious problem, what should I do?

Get help: If your nail biting is such a problem that you're always biting your nails or frequently causing your cuticles to bleed, you may not be able to stop biting your nails on your own. If this is the case, it may be time to see a psychologist or psychiatrist to see if your problem is a symptom of a bigger issue like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Read more

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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.

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

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Could getting acrylic nails help with nail biting and cuticle picking habits?

It's possible.: Try it and see. Get a manicure and pretty polish. Notice how good nails look and see if it helps. Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid of a nail biting habit for an adult?

What is the most effective way to get rid of a nail biting habit for an adult?

Onychophagia: Treating the underlying anxiety - or possibly bipolar disorder - can go a long way in helping. For those with generalized anxiety disorder, Buspirone can be very effective. If hypomania, mood stabilization may assist. Cognitive behavior therapies would emphasize alternative means of anxiety relief including relaxation protocols, distress tolerance strategies, and exposure. Rub a worry stone? Read more

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