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What Can Do To Prevent A Child From Biting Their 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
Find the source: The fleas are coming from somewhere, ...If you have pets, get them cleaned and de-flea them. There are several chemicals that can also be used to fumigate your house (read the directions-you (and pets) often have to close the windows and leave home while they are in use). ...Read more
Bed bugs need to be: Eradicated. Declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using. ...Read more
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
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
Anxiety: Nail biting reflects some anxiety..It may have started as anxiety and then became a habit. If one bites nails til they bleed all the time, that does signify much anxiety and needs to be addressed. Hypnosis can help as can eft (emotional freedom technique- you can google this for more info. Works great for some people). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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