How To Stop Nail Biting Fast – Easy Ways

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How To Stop Nail Biting Fast – Easy Ways

You can take comfort from the fact that a lot of people are struggling with this habit. After seeing close-ups of himself in The Return of the King, Elijah Wood (who played Frodo Baggins), announced he would stop biting his nails, having been a nail-biter since childhood. Britney Spears and the UK Prime Minister are also said to be nail biters. One survey revealed that 36% of 5-year-olds, 57% of 12-year-olds and 31% of 16-year-olds bite their nails.

If you bite your nails, you’re not alone. Lots of people share this habit for many different reasons, such as stress, boredom or a need for comfort. Some people even find themselves biting their nails when the nail grows too long, or gnawing at dead skin around their cuticles.

It’s very important to stop biting your nails and cuticles. Not only do chewed-off nails look disgusting and unkempt, but also they can negatively affect the impression you give to a potential employer or client – or mate! Gnawed nails can also promote harmful infections. As a first step, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Stop Your Nail Biting – this popular guide has proven tips that can help anyone stop biting her nails!

Here are some tricks to try:

Decide that you are going to stop. No tactic or strategy will help you if you don’t make a decision to quit, and commit to it.

Pick a day to quit. Circle it in red on your calendar. Remind yourself often, in the days leading up to it, that this is the day you’re going to stop biting your nails.

The day before your Quit Day, splurge on a professional manicure.

If you can’t afford one, do it yourself with these steps:

    * Remove any polish with a non-acetone polish remover.

    * Carefully push back cuticles – do not cut them!

    * Use a body scrub mixed with bath gel for a do-it-yourself hand-polishing scrub. Massage the mixture into your skin, paying careful attention to the area immediately around the nail-bed.

    * Rinse with warm water, and gently pat off the excess water.

    * While the hands are still damp, rub a thick body cream or body butter into your hands and cuticles. Wipe off the excess with a soft towel.

    * After the cream is absorbed, and your hands are completely dry, use a soft emery board to gently shape the nails in your preferred shape.

    * Apply a pale polish, if you like. Otherwise, use a buffer to impart a nice sheen to your nails.

The first few days after Quit Day, it might be difficult to keep your hands from your mouth. You have to remind yourself continually that you no longer bite your nails. Either say it quietly or silently to yourself, or out loud, but do it often at first. Soon, it will become “second nature.” Here are some other tricks to try:

    * Keep a small tube of moisturizing cream and a soft emery board in your purse or desk, and a separate set in your car and at home. Use the cream several times a day to keep your skin soft and prevent cuticle tears (which might lead to nibbling) and the emery board to smooth out any rough spots (which could also induce you to chew them away – even though you know that never works).

    * Make a list of all the reasons you must quit biting your nails. Be as specific as possible, and don’t pull any punches. Instead of writing, “It doesn’t look nice,” try jotting down, “Chewed nails look HORRIBLE and make people think that I completely lack self control.” Be sure to include in your list all of the benefits you will enjoy upon succeeding, such as the ability to show off those beautiful rings on your beautiful fingers.

    * Use visual cues. One trick that worked for me was a clipped magazine picture of the late Princess Diana, after she received her engagement ring from Prince Charles. Remember that? She couldn’t show off her ring properly because she bit her nails, so she had to clench her hand into a fist in order to let the photographers get a good look.

    * Explore the possibility of using a reward system. Attach small purchases to the length of time you’ve gone without nibbling. Before your quit date, brainstorm a list of little pleasures – anything from a glossy new fashion magazine or tube of expensive lip gloss to a professional manicure or even a massage. List as many potential rewards as possible. Then rank them in order of magnitude or expense, with the less expensive rewards first. Circle four that really appeal to you, and assign a different “milestone” to each one. For your first full day without nail biting, you may reward yourself with the new issue of W or French Vogue. For the first full week, you could buy the new Dior lip gloss. Maybe the first successful month earns you a massage at the local day spa, and six months equates to a full day of treatments. These are merely examples; the key to successful use of rewards is to pick rewards that make your heart beat a little faster.

    * Ask for help! Don’t be afraid to enlist your relatives and good friends or coworkers in your effort to achieve healthy nails. Tell them what you’re doing and the date you plan to quit, and then ask them to call your attention to nibbling when they catch you with hands in your mouth. Ask your significant other or roommate to praise you when you resist the temptation of biting nails or when your nails get longer and healthier.

    * If all else fails, there are nasty-tasting products you can apply to your nails to discourage chewing. You can pick up these products in any drugstore.

    * Finally, if you’re a loved one or friend of a nail-biter, consider how you will urge him or her to stop. Berating and nagging definitely won’t work, and may cause damage to your relationship. Instead, talk honestly about the negative impact nail-biting has on your loved one’s power to make a good impression. Encourage him to consider the health aspects. It’s difficult to think about abandoning such an ingrained habit; you can help increase the nail-biter’s motivation by talking about a time in your life (or better yet, in the nail-biter’s life) when another habit was successfully overcome. Be supportive, lighthearted, and positive in your approach, and offer to help – perhaps with “code words” if you see her start to nibble in public, or even by providing a reward.
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An allergic reaction is caused by the body’s immune system overreacting to the drug, which is viewed as a chemical “invader,” or antigen. This overreaction is often called a hypersensitivity reaction.

    * The body produces antibodies to the antigen and stores the antibodies on special cells.
          o The antibody in an allergic reaction is called immunoglobulin E, or IgE.
          o When the body is exposed to the drug again, the antibodies signal the cells to release chemicals called “mediators.” Histamine is an example of a mediator.
          o The effects of these mediators on organs and other cells cause the symptoms of the reaction.
    * The most common triggers of drug allergies are the following:
          o Painkillers (called analgesics) such as codeine, morphine, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or indomethacin), and aspirin
          o Antibiotics such as penicillin, sulfa drugs, and tetracycline
          o Antiseizure medications such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or carbamazepine (Tegretol)
    * Risk factors for drug allergies include the following:
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          o Large doses of the drug
          o Drug given by injection rather than pill
          o Family tendency to develop allergies and asthma
          o Certain food allergies such as to eggs, soybeans, or shellfish
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Several different types of allergic reactions to medications can occur. Reactions to drugs range from a mild localized rash to serious effects on vital systems. The body’s response can affect many organ systems, but the skin is the organ most frequently involved.

It is important to recognize the symptoms of a drug allergy, because they can be life-threatening. Death from an allergic reaction to a medication is extremely rare, however.

An allergic reaction does not often happen the first time you take a medication. A reaction is much more likely to occur the next time you take that medication. If you have a reaction the first time, you probably were exposed to the medication before without being aware of it.

Not all adverse reactions to drugs are allergies. In fact, fewer than 10% of adverse drug reactions are allergic. Other causes of adverse reactions are interactions between two or more drugs, inability to break the drug down completely in the body (as occurs with liver or kidney damage), overdose, and irritating side effects such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If you have experienced a nonallergic drug reaction, it is important to describe it as such to medical personnel-not as an allergy. If you don’t know just describe the reaction the best way that you can.
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Symptoms of drug allergies can be mild or life-threatening and appear within 1 to 72 hours. They include:

    * Hives or welts, rash, blisters, or eczema. These are the most common symptoms of drug allergies. See a picture of skin reactions caused by drug allergies.

    * Coughing, wheezing, runny nose, and difficulty breathing.

    * Fever.

    * Toxic epidermal necrolysis, which is a serious life-threatening condition that involves blistering, and peeling of the skin.

    * Anaphylaxis, which is the most serious reaction. It is life-threatening, and you will need emergency treatment. Symptoms usually appear within 1 hour after you take the medicine and include hives, difficulty breathing, and shock.

A drug allergy can also affect the liver, kidneys, and lymph system. However, you usually do not have any symptoms in this case.

Medicines may also cause:

    * Serum sickness. This rare condition usually begins 6 to 21 days after you take the offending medicine. Symptoms include fever, weakness and body aches, joint pain, and skin eruptions, such as hives or a rash.

    * Medicine fever. Symptoms include high fever and chills and sometimes a skin rash. When you stop taking the medicine, the fever usually drops within 48 to 72 hours.

    * Autoimmune disorders. Drug allergies can cause several autoimmune disorders, such as drug-induced lupus, vasculitis, andmyasthenia gravis, although these are rare. See more information on medicines and lupus.

    * Destruction of platelets and red blood cells, resulting in thrombocytopenia and hemolytic anemia, respectively. Symptoms of thrombocytopenia include bruising easily, red spots around the feet and ankles, and nosebleeds. Symptoms of hemolytic anemia include fever, chills, shortness of breath, and a rapid heart rate.
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