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Doctor insights on: What Can Do To Prevent A Child From Biting Their Fingernails

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What can do to prevent a child from biting their fingernails?

What can do to prevent a child from biting their fingernails?

Muvala: You can paint muvala on their fingernails. It's a nontoxic, safe but very bad tasting clear nail polish. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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What are some methods I could use to stop my child from biting his fingernails?

What are some methods I could use to stop my child from biting his fingernails?

Neg or positive: There are two ways to change behavior, negative and positive. For positive reinforcement we use rewards for any designated amount of time the child goes without biting. For negative we make nail biting a bad experience. One example is having your child soak his/her hands in vinegar. Then is tastes bad when they bite. It is up to you which you feel your child will best respond to. ...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 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 to break my habit of biting the sides of my fingernails?

Reaction to stress.: Nail biting is often considered to be a common reaction to stress. The first step in stopping this habit is to identify what’s causing it and resolving whatever problems you have. To stop fungal infections arising from nail biting, use somasin afs. This powerful herbal formula strengthens the immune system and stops stubborn nail infections in just seven days. http://tinyurl.com/8jkw6ma. ...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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Can wearing hosiery prevent deer tick from biting you ?

Can wearing  hosiery  prevent deer tick from biting you ?

No: Do not rely on hosiery! 100% deet is fairly reliable but don't count on anything in an are where there are a lot of deer. Always check yourself and children head to toe! ...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