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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 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 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 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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What are good ways to stop biting your nails, and cuticles?

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 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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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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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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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 ways to stop cheek biting?

What are ways to stop cheek biting?

Dental block: Your dentist may be able to help you. Similar to folks who grind their teeth at night, a dental block may help alleviate your cheek chewing. Also, sometimes stress level reduction can help decrease nighttime gnawing. ...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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Methods to stop lip biting habit?

Methods to stop lip biting habit?

Cognitive behaviorTx: If lip biting has been occurring over a relatively brief period of time, i would encourage the individual to become more conscious or aware and making a mental note, or instead by keeping a daily journal of all the details; if the behavior continues i would recommend a therapist who practices cbt. ...Read more

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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 to break the habit of biting your nails?

How to break the habit of 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'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 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 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 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