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Exclamation Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 9th 2012, 10:51 PM

i'm sick of biting my nails. It is so embarassing that each time I am writting or doing something with my hands, I have to hide my fingers or tell people to go away so they don´t see my nails. I've bitten my nails since I was 8 years old (i'm 15). Sometimes my mom bothers me and tells me that the next time she sees me biting my nails, she'll tie my hands. (I know she's kidding but it hurts to watch her laughing at my problem), I really want to finish with this, it is not just making me feel uncomfortable, it is making my hands look horrible! Please!! I need some tips to finish with this, I have tried many things, and nothing worked, I am decided to stop!
   
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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 9th 2012, 11:07 PM

Hey there,

I have the same problem, only when I'm stressed do I bite my nails.

But, whenever I am tempted, I put clear nail polish on, the taste is replusive and stops me form doing so.
Or, I wear gloves, I can't bite through the fabric.

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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 10th 2012, 12:19 AM

Thank so much! I'll try to do my best!
   
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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 10th 2012, 02:12 AM

Another thing to try is dipping your fingers in vinegar . . . the taste is repulsive (for most people at least), and each time you go to bite your nails a disgusting taste will be there. It didn't take too long for my brain to associate biting my nails with a gross taste
   
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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 10th 2012, 04:55 PM

Hey Emilia



Feel free to get in touch if you need anything in here or would just like to talk.

I have bought loads of nail polishes and stick ons. I paint pretty designs on my nails and then I don't feel like biting them.

You can try to keep rewards for yourself. You can take help from your family in this. For example, if you bite your nails, you don't get to watch your favourite TV show/ give your mobile to your mother for a day etc.

Try to put up encouraging post-it notes in your room and bathroom to motivate yourself.

You can also instruct your family and friends that they are to remove your hand if they see you biting your nails. Most of the times we bite nails unconsciously and having someone point it out can help you to be aware. Just tell them that you are trying to get rid of the habit, I am sure that they'll be happy to help you out.



Finally, don't be embarrassed. It is just a bad habit that many people develop at one point or the other. With a little effort, you can always get rid of it.



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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 10th 2012, 07:16 PM

Have you tried using the bite no more nail polish its available under different names at almost all pharmacies it is clear nail polish that is revolting if you bite your nails. It helped me.






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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 13th 2012, 12:38 AM

I used to bite my nails. I did for many many years. A lot of times it is that way because of stress, or nervous tendiances. For me once my mediaction got situated, I didn't have the urge to bite my nails anymore. They do however sell nail polish that tasts horrid. I just used hotsauce before that though. Good Luck with this!




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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 13th 2012, 01:12 AM

I bite my nails still. I found a very simple way to stop tho. I get my nails done professionally or I paint them, I get them done professionally. It makes my nails look pretty and I know they will look much better when they are painted and not being chewed on. My parents can care less about my habit. I heard it takes 21 days to break a habit and only a week to form a new habit. So try getting your nails done and look at them and know they will look so pretty when they are long, and you can get more pretty stuff put on them.



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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 13th 2012, 01:31 AM

Thank you so much guys! Tomorrow after school I'll look for a nail polish! I'll tell you the final results in a couple weeks!
   
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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 13th 2012, 03:59 AM

Hey, Emilia!
I bite my nails too so here are some things I'd suggest...

- Wear Gloves

- Nail Polish (if you bite then the taste... It'll punish you. )

- Make a deal with yourself. Stop biting one finger each week

- Have a computer notepad/put in your signature here/write down in a notebook and keep count of how many days you've went without biting your nails. It'll encourage you to keep going and try to stop by looking at how many days you went without.

- Put some fake stick-on nails

- Put some duct tape on your nails (stops me from chewing)

- Chew gum (it's an alternate to chewing )


I saw many have posted but I figured I'd post too since I have the issue as well. Hope I helped! Good luck in stopping. c:

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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 13th 2012, 04:45 AM

One thing my grandma suggested back when I bit my nails was to put a bandaid on one finger for a week, then do that with each of your fingers. It's a slow way to break the habit, but it works!


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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 13th 2012, 04:49 AM

I like Ashley's idea as well.
I may have recommended a few ideas others have above but I was just listing everything I thought of in a nice list... So oops.

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Re: Biting Nails!! Please help me!! :´( - December 14th 2012, 01:22 PM

Oh hai I bite my nails terribly. Some of the tips on here have helped me, but in the end I always go back. You need to really want to stop, and you need to manage to force yourself not to for long enough to break the habit. There's an article with some tips in, if it helps. http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f127-...e-nail-biting/


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