Bitting Your Nails

@Michele21 (3094)
United States
February 26, 2007 8:21pm CST
Okay I bite my fingernails...I know it is gross but I can't seem to stop. I have done this since I was a little kid. The only time I ever stopped was when I was pregnant with my kids, but it didn't last long after they were born. Do you have any goot tips on quiting or do you bite your nails?
4 responses
• United States
27 Feb 07
Go to the store and buy a french manicure set (the one with white and a clear top). Put that on. It tastes horrible. That's how I was able to stop: because it was just tasted so bad. The clear is the worst tasting fingernail polish I've ever tasted (and believe me, I've tried a lot!). That should work. If it doesn't, try duct tape. You can't bite your nails if you can't get to them with your teeth!
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@waytovj (268)
• India
27 Feb 07
thanks for the idea, I'll try the tape.
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@filchi (291)
• Netherlands
3 Mar 07
I dont, but my 4 yrs old kid is doing it, yes it save time for cutting her nails, but i know it is dirty especially for kids...whats worst is she is also biting the toe nails... told her to stop or we will put something on her nails that she wouldnt like. Seems this past days never see her biting..
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@yvonne1968 (1065)
• United States
3 Mar 07
i usually bite my fingernails if im somewhere that i dont have a nail file or clippers and i break a nail. I am bad in the sense that when i get a hangnail i usually chew on that and end up making it bleed.
• United States
28 Feb 07
i used to bite my nails as a kid, once in a while i still do. i just use a nail clipper if i need to clip my nails.
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