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

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieber
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