How can I stop my nail biting habit?

Nail biting. Nail biting is usually a nervous habit that can be hard to stop. Some methods that have worked include application of otc nail lacquers that contain foul tasting or hot substances that make biting distasteful. Also occasional oral meds such as a ssri or other anti-anxiety meds may work.

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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...

How can I break the habit of nail-biting?

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...

How can I quite my lifelong nail biting habit?

What we did in the. Old days to cover the tip of the finger with better (omgea three) are avilable in the market . Read more...
Bitter nail polish. Try applying bitter nail polish. This may help break the urge. Read more...

Does nail biting habit indicate some sort of a mental problem?

Not necessarily. Sometimes people get into the habit of nail biting and it becomes hard to break. Some people bite their nails to shorten them. Some people are stress nail biters & some bite compulsively to the point of self-harm. Read more...

I have a huge nail biting habit. I've tried to quit multiple times. Is there anything that can help me succeed?

Nail polish. At the pharmacy, there is a clear nail polish (called bite it. In us about $5) that tastes horrible so when it's on your nails, you will taste it and it will break you of this bad habit. Good luck. Read more...

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...
Look away. The more you "harp" at your teenager, the more they will do activity. Best approach is to ignore nail biting entirley and let their peers comment about it. This is a sure fire way to get an adolescent's attention. They don't listen to, their parents, but they do listen to their "friends.". Read more...