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Question Biting my nails - February 22nd 2018, 11:40 PM

Hi! I think I'm addicted to biting my nails, and also the little bits of skin around them. I do it because I guess it just feels nice to have something in my mouth, and we aren't allowed to have food in class. So yeah.
   
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Re: Biting my nails - February 22nd 2018, 11:58 PM

Hey there, are you allowed to chew gum? Biting your nails is not a good idea and chewing gum is a really good alternative. We weren't allowed to chew gum in class, though. So I would always chew on a pen cover or the back of a pen (not the ink side).
   
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Re: Biting my nails - February 23rd 2018, 12:04 AM

Hi, we aren't allowed to chew gum. Your answer was still really good though!
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Re: Biting my nails - February 23rd 2018, 12:52 PM

Hello. I used to have exactly the same problem a few years ago. What helped was using a special nail varnish that tastes bitter, so when you try to bite your nails it's just unpleasant. Using coloured varnish might be helpful as well. When I was 15-16 I had my first hybrid manicure done and I haven't bitten my nails since.
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Re: Biting my nails - February 24th 2018, 07:24 PM

I bite my nails at times. I used to do it quite a bit more when I was younger. It was a nervous habit so during the times that I was at school and feeling anxious/nervous/stressed my nail biting increased. I think what ended up helping me was finding something else to do with my hands; I would wear rings and when I would feel like biting my nails I would just twist the rings. When I was really little I would play with the pens and pencils such as organizing them etc.

I used to chew on pens but I would sometimes end up hurting my mouth by doing that. It might be an alternative if you need something to chew and cannot use gum but I would suggest being careful.

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Re: Biting my nails - February 25th 2018, 06:54 AM

Okay, thank you. I will try those ideas.
   
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