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Nail Biting: Stop Nail Biting In Its Tracks

Nail biting is a common habit that many people, from all walks of life suffer from. Itís not easy to kick and can lead to serious nail infections.

Nail biting is most common amongst children and can be a sign of stress, nervousness, hunger or even boredom. Adults, who suffer from nail biting, were more than likely nail biters in their youth.

Extreme nail biters not only bite off the nail, but can sometimes go as far as biting off their cuticles. This can lead to broken skin that is susceptible to germs and infections. Here are a few tips to help you stop biting those nails:

Nail Biting

* Like any habit, such as smoking etc., you need to be aware of your habit. Consciously stop yourself every time you find yourself putting your hands in your mouth or anywhere near your mouth.

* Try applying a bitter nail polish to your fingernails. This way, every time you put your hands in your mouth, the horrible taste will stop you from biting.

* Keep your nails short. This way you have less to chew off, and the less you have, the less you will want to put your hands in your mouth.

* Keep your hands busy by investing in a stress ball. A simple instrument as an elastic band will help keep your hands occupied.

Author: Dimi Ingle
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