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I bite my nails so bad. How can I stop?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pepper

Applying strong flavors to nails to retard biting may be first step.
This can be part of other obsessive behavior or anxiety and may be helped by hypnotherapy , biofeedback, or acupuncture in selected individuals.

In brief: Pepper

Applying strong flavors to nails to retard biting may be first step.
This can be part of other obsessive behavior or anxiety and may be helped by hypnotherapy , biofeedback, or acupuncture in selected individuals.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: My first question

Is why are you so anxious? Perhaps understanding that will allow you to control the anxiety and then stop biting your nails.
Why not make an appointment with a therapist?

In brief: My first question

Is why are you so anxious? Perhaps understanding that will allow you to control the anxiety and then stop biting your nails.
Why not make an appointment with a therapist?
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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