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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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How can you stop a child from biting his or her nails?

How can you stop a child from biting his or her nails?

You can't: The more you try to stop it, the more he/she does it. This habit is often associated with other symptoms that indicate a hyperactive nervous system, most commonly activated through the ingestion of sugar in all its forms, including "diet" drinks. ...Read more

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How do you break a child from a habit of biting nails?

How do you break a child from a habit of biting nails?

Fingernail biting: This is very difficult to accomplish until the child is old enough to care about their personal appearance as it is usually an unconscious behavior. The good news it rarely has any health consequences other than the very occasional infection of the cuticle area (paronychia) which is easily treated. ...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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What can I do to prevent my fingernails from twisting as they grow?

What can I do to prevent my fingernails from twisting as they grow?

Vitamins may help: It is difficult to know what you mean by twist as they grow. There could be a problem at matrix where the nail is formed or even at the underling bone. Neither of those problems are treatable at home. If however the nails are soft nutritional supplements containing biotin may be helpful. There is also a prescription for strengthening nails call genedur. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a child from wetting the bed?

How can you prevent a child from wetting the bed?

Depends: Enuresis is relatively common. Most people outgrow it by 13 yrs old. Time is the safest treatment. Medications sometimes are helpful. There are several choices. Ddavp (desmopressin) is helpful, as is tofranil (imipramine). Fluid restriction and use of alarm blankets can be helpful as well. Check with your doctor for the option that is best for you. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent boogers from forming in your nose?

What can you do to prevent boogers from forming in your nose?

You don't: Nasal mucus helps to capture pollutants, allergens, bacteria, dust & viruses that would otherwise enter deeper into our respiratory system including our lungs. Nasal mucus is necessary for healthy function. ...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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How do you stop a child from sucking there thumb?

How do you stop a child from sucking there thumb?

Persistence: The first steps is parents wanting to stop the problem. Then be persistent towards stopping the problem. Early intervention is key and i recommend trying to stop the pattern as early as 1st birthday. There are products such as thum or movala stop that can be painted on fingers that taste bad and stop the habit. There are thumb guards that can be worn. Your doc and dentist can help with this. ...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

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How do you stop a child from grinding her teeth all the time?

How do you stop a child from grinding her teeth all the time?

Problem: Grinding at night between ages 3-6 not a problem as usually disappears spontaneously. Grinding during day is a problem, and may be symptomatic of tension, adhd, ocdc, high sugar diet, or neurologic disorder. Have child checked by both dentist and pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent a 4yr old from grinding her teeth?

What are some ways to prevent a 4yr old from grinding her teeth?

This is normal...: I would not concern myself with that. It is not at all uncommon for a four year old to do this. My concerns for grinding begin when all the adult teeth are present and after any associated orthodontic care may be completed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lick the habit of me biting my own nails?

Can you tell me how to lick the habit of me biting my own nails?

Become aware: Become aware of when and situations in which you're biting Visualize yourself with strong healthy nails Pick one nail to protect, let it grow Pick another and continue the process until you've successfully avoided biting all nails. If you ever have urge, focus on just 1 nail to bite Maintain healthy nails--healthy diet, manicure, pretty polish, cuticle oil ...Read more

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What are things I can do to stop a child from sleepwalking?

What are things I can do to stop a child from sleepwalking?

Wake him up...: ...About an hour before the usual sleepwalking time, and let him go back to sleep. Works often enough to be worth a try. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get from biting your nails?

What diseases can you get from biting your nails?

When biting nails: There may be injury to surrounding skin/ tissue which creates a portal for many types of infections. I know that if you bite your nails when you have strep throat - it can spread there. I know, I did it once. ...Read more

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How can you stop a child from choking?

How can you stop a child from choking?

Learn Heimlich...: I encourage any parent or caregiver to be instructed in basic life saving skills such as the heimlich maneuver which can save a child from choking. If the choking is a regular occurrence, there could be an anatomical abnormality contributing to this and should be investigated further. ...Read more

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With pyorrhoea, after all teeth fall out, what can I do to prevent further damage?

With pyorrhoea, after all teeth fall out, what can I do to prevent further damage?

Control the bacteria: If you have gum diease you have a bacterial infection under the gum tissue. Consider the perio protect method as it is able to deliver a hydrogen peroxide gel into the gum pocket and keep it there long enough to kill 99.98% of the bacteria in 17 days. Then use it to keep the bacteria from growing back. ...Read more

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How do you prevent an overbite from developing in a child?

How do you prevent an overbite from developing in a child?

OVERBITE: Overbite usually develop if the child continues to suck his bottle for a long time even at school age. We prevent this to happen by changing the bottle to cup as early as possible. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to prevent catching germs from your children in school years?

Is there anything you can do to prevent catching germs from your children in school years?

It's difficult: It's hard to prevent , especially when they sneeze and cough in your face. Good handwashing can help some, but wouldn't entirely prevent transmission. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent your child from getting ear infections?

What can you do to prevent your child from getting ear infections?

Options ...: Clinical trials, starting in the 1970's, have clearly found that xylitol can reduce ear infections by 30-50%! xylitol is a naturally-occurring sugar that is difficult for bacteria to metabolize, and it helps prevent bacterial adherence to the upper respiratory lining. Xylitol is available in nasal sprays (best for infants) and chewing gum. ...Read more

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