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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

Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more


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Is there a good way to cure bruxism in children, is it a habit you can get rid of?

Is there a good way to cure bruxism in children, is it a habit you can get rid of?

No: Bruxism in children is not a stress habit nor a habit to try and find a comfortable position for there bite. It is a neuromuscular electical habit that just occurs in some children. It can make there teeth look like they have disappear and sometimes depending upon the situation the dentist may have to make something similar to a denture and cement in place. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid of a coldsore fast?

What is the most effective way to get rid of a coldsore fast?

Anti-herpes drugs: Take an anti-herpes medication at the first sign of a cold sore (preferably when you feel the tingling, but before you see the lesion). One way to do it is to take 2000 mg of valacyclovir right away and another 2000 mg 12 hours later. This will shorten the duration of infection. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get a rid of a spider bite?

What is the fastest way to  get a  rid of a spider bite?

Rare: Unless you actually saw the spider most of these lesions are actually due to MRSA infections and you should be seen and treated by a doctor. Spiders rarely bite humans and when they do the only ones in usa which are serious are the brown spider (loxsoceles reclusa) and the black widow. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid of lice for good?

What is the most effective way to get rid of lice for good?

Cetaphil: Using cetaphil lotion on the hair and then blow drying it is an excellent way to get rid of head lice. Check out www.Nuvoforhealice.Com or ehow.Com for detailed instructions. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid of congenital ear tags?

What is the most effective way to get rid of congenital ear tags?

Easy surgery: This is an easy surgical fix, and most ENT doctors or plastic surgeons can do this, if they are comfortable workning with children. The old fashioned technique of tying the base with fishing line works, but often leave an unsightly remnant on the skin. ...Read more

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What is an easy way to get rid of the hiccups?

What is an easy way to get rid of the hiccups?

Getting rid of: Hiccups cure needs several glasses of water with a straw, or eat something sweet like a spoon of sugar, or a spoon of peanut butter. If not effective, one can ask your doctor to prescribe Phenergan (promethazine). May work most of the time. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective and fastest way to get rid of a cold?

Which is the most effective and fastest way to get rid of a cold?

No duration change: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus in a few months?

What is the best way to get rid of toenail fungus in a few months?

Be realistic: A few months may not be realistic. Medications typically work on the new nail growing in. Even if you take oral medicines, on average you may first see signs of improvement at 3 months. ...Read more

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Is there a fast way to rid yourself of an ear infection?

Is there a fast way to rid yourself of an ear infection?

See your doctor: If it is indeed an infection you will need to see a doctor to get an antibiotic to treat it.See a doctor to get a correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over fear of needles/wisdom teeth removal?

Is there a best way to get over fear of needles/wisdom teeth removal?

Fear of needles: Dentists hear this all the time. Some suggestions--bring your ipod to listen to music when you are at the dental office. Request that the dentist use a topical anesthetic get before the injections, keep your eyes closed, breathe in and out through your nose. If you are really scared ask your dentist to refer you to an oral surgeon who can sedate you for the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the best way for me to get rid of a bad case of athlete's foot?

What is the best way for me to get rid of a bad case of athlete's foot?

Anti fungal cream: First try an over the counter anti fungal. If there is no response see your podiatrist to determine your pathology. ...Read more

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Is there a way to easily get rid of insomnia?

Is there a way to easily get rid of insomnia?

Sleep hygiene: Is key. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to get rid of acne as a young teen?

What is the best treatment to get rid of acne as a young teen?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more

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Is medication only way to rid of hairy tongue? Is there a way to rid of hairy tongue naturally? Do i need to take medicine to rid of it? .

Is medication only way to rid of hairy tongue? Is there a way to rid of hairy tongue naturally? Do i need to take medicine to rid of it?

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Tongue scraper: It may require nothing more than the use of a tongue scraper once or twice a day. Start with that and if not gone, see your dentist for other suggestions and possible treatment. ...Read more

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