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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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Help me stop biting my nails?

Help me stop biting my nails?

OK, STOP IT!: Generally it is a bad habit, but there may be help for you yet! try this web md web site for some good advice including remedies such as coating your nails with a bitter polish to decreasing stress through other means etc. Good luck to you. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/nails/stop-nail-biting-tips. ...Read more

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I cannot stop biting my nails?

I cannot stop biting my nails?

Nail biting: Once you get into this habit it is difficult to break. You could try soaking your finger tips into a paste made of soem 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 nails. It is totally benign as far as side effets go. ...Read more

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How can I stop biting my nails (and grow beautiful nails)?

Please check: HealthTap TipTaps for a list of ways to stop biting nails. ...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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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 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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Could getting acrylic nails help with nail biting and cuticle picking habits?

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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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 can I stop biting my finger nails?

Hot sauce: Apply a hot sauce, such as tabasco or cayenne pepper seasoning, to your nails with a q-tip. Unless you're a mexican food junky, that should be an effective deterrent. At the same time, ask your doctor to recommend a counselor or other mental health professional who can help you determine why you bite your nails, and what you can do about that underlying cause. ...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 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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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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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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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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Could biting my nails damage my teeth?

Yes: Biting your nails can damage your teeth. It can also break anterior fillings and ceramic crowns and veneers. The action of the nail biting put unusual stress and leverage that can be detrimental to the enamel of tooth. It does not seem like it would but I have seen numerous fractures from someone biting or chewing on something they should not have in mouth. ...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