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Biting my nails!! - February 2nd 2009, 09:26 PM

I try to stop it but by my next "craving" I forget that I'm supposed to quit and I realize what i've done AFTER I finish biting them!! It's getting really bad. sometimes I get so deep, that it starts to REALLY hurt or even worse, bleed.
   
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Re: Biting my nails!! - February 2nd 2009, 09:29 PM

Have you tryed painting them? Some nailpolish tasted nasty, which I noticed when I went to chew, stoping me.
I think they make nailpolish just for that.. but I just used normal kind.
   
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Re: Biting my nails!! - February 2nd 2009, 09:31 PM

you can get this clear nail varnish that tastes really sour, its specifically for stopping biting nails. you can get it from any chemist really.


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Re: Biting my nails!! - February 4th 2009, 06:00 AM

I have the same problem, chewing gum sometimes helps me aswell along with that clear nail varnish.


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Re: Biting my nails!! - February 5th 2009, 04:41 AM

Heya, I have this problem as well. I would really recommend getting stop and grow solution to put on them. It tastes ming but it works. xxx


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Re: Biting my nails!! - February 7th 2009, 06:08 PM

I have the exact same problem, like others have suggested, you could try using a special nail polish that tastes horrible *tries hard to think of brand name* well its probably available at most chemists
http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Biting-Your-Nails
^And there's a wikihow article which might help you a bit^


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Re: Biting my nails!! - February 8th 2009, 12:28 AM

that stop n grow thing works like a charm.
it tastes vile and the after taste is enough to stop you biting them for a good few hours.
you can get it from most chemists, it's not very expensive and it looks just like clear nail varnish.


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Re: Biting my nails!! - February 8th 2009, 12:35 AM

I am trying to stop now too!!! I know how hard it can be.. trsut me... I still have short nails, and mine can bleed too sometimes! It's awful.. I have thought of a few ways to stop it:
-bad tasting nail polish
-play with something in your hands at all times
-much on granola
-set a manicure appointment for like 5 months in advance or even sooner, and everytime you think of biting, remember that you want long nails to get painted

Just some tips, tell me if you find anything that works!!
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Re: Biting my nails!! - February 8th 2009, 11:13 AM

I can't stand people doing this it grosses me out big time! Anyway, here are some suggestions:
  • Artificial nails
  • Reward yourself for not biting your nails
  • If its just one or two nails you bite, in particular then put plasters over them
  • When you go to bite your nails, pop something else in your mouth instead for example something you can. Quit thinking dirty I meant a lollipop etc.

Hope these ideas help.


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