How can I stop the habit of biting my finger nails?

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asked Dec 14, 2020 in Body/Skin by RobertWitham (720 points)
How can I stop the habit of biting my finger nails?

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answered Dec 23, 2020 by Christeen (62,780 points)
Some good ways to stop the habit of biting your fingernails is to start by keeping your fingernails trimmed short as when the fingernails are trimmed short they won't be as enticing or easy to chew or bite on.

You can also apply something bitter tasting to your fingernails such as some bitter tasting nail polish.

And then try to focus on something else such as chew on some candy when you feel the urge to bite your fingernails.

Biting fingernails can indeed be a sign of anxiety.

When you're anxious, nervous or just suffering from anxiety you can begin biting your fingernails.

Biting your fingernails is a common sign of stress as well as anxiety and most people who do have anxiety or are stressed may bite their fingernails as a way to calm themselves down.

Some people bite their fingernails out of boredom and some people bite their fingernails because of stress and anxiety.

If you're nervous about something then that could be a reason of biting your fingernails too.

If you think you're suffering from anxiety and are constantly biting your fingernails you should see a doctor and let them know about your anxiety.

The doctor can get you on some anxiety medicine to help you calm down so that you don't have to bite your fingernails.

Sometimes biting your fingernails may just be a habit that you get.

I used to bite my fingernails a lot in school and even chew on erasers, pencils, my hair and even chew on my shirt.

As a 4 year old and up until about 8 years old I would chew on my shirt but not sure why.

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