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Doctor insights on: Stopping Nail Biting And Thumb Sucking

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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 won't want to bite anymore! Good luck! ...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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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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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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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

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

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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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I used to be a real bad nail/ and skin on it biter and brown streaks are present in my nails? I stopped the nail biting now, but how do I rid them?

Wait long enough: The nail grows outward from the nail bed and now that injuries to the bed have stopped, normal looking nail will grow. The normal look to the whole nail may take several months to achieve. ...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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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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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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I have a terrible habit of nail biting, what are good ways of getting rid of this habit?

Negative reinforceme: You may want to try "negative reinforcement" which is essentially a punishment every time you do it. You can put on a nail polish or something else that tastes bad. Then every time you bite your nails, you experience a bad taste. This may help you stop. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to overcome nail biting? The urge increases when anxious and stressed out.

Many Tx options: It could be helpful to apply a non-poisonous substance on the nails that is noxious but safe such as cayenne peppers, etc. Other Tx options include bio-feedback or other psychological interventions ...Read more

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