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Dear Dish-it: I Bite My Nails

mommy's little girl asks: "My mom told me unless I stop biting my nails I won't get anything for my birthday. What should I do to stop?" Back to Article

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jonasfan67
jonasfan67 wrote:
2014-07-10 15:51:55 -0700

I bite the skin around my nails, and it really is a bad decision now looking at it. My fingers are not like most peoples'. I do call them "ugly" but I'm doing my best to stop. If they hurt or I am biting for a long period of time, I'll put petroleum jelly or Chapstick on my fingers to make myself stop. It actually helps. I don't bite my fingers while the petroleum jelly is on it. My advice to you is DON'T BITE YOUR NAILS OR THE SKIN AROUND YOUR NAILS! Try your best to stop! Life will be easier!

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Smiles909
Smiles909 wrote:
2014-02-26 11:31:10 -0800

Petroleum Jelly CAN be poisonous. If you get a little bit on your tounge, you're not gonna die, but if you eat half a jar that's a different story...

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mustash_Swagger
mustash_Swagger wrote:
2013-10-18 17:40:19 -0700

yeah im pretty sure petrolum jelly is poisunous, thts y it would help. if u know tht then u wont bite ur nails. duuh!

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stayawaystalker
stayawaystalker wrote:
2013-08-12 13:23:38 -0700

petroleum jelly?! that is poisonous!

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wolfiegal
wolfiegal wrote:
2013-08-05 09:56:06 -0700

Interesting… xD

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shelbsters123
shelbsters123 wrote:
2013-07-26 22:50:16 -0700

Ewww. Isnt that poisonous?

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shelbsters123
shelbsters123 wrote:
2013-07-26 22:49:02 -0700

You should not even pick your nails. Your nails are nota supposed to be messed with.

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shelbsters123
shelbsters123 wrote:
2013-07-26 22:45:11 -0700

You should twiddle youre thumbs around or keep your hands occupied instead oferta chewing them.

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sajadel
sajadel wrote:
2013-07-26 18:04:42 -0700

okay sound intersting

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xPrincessPikachux
xPrincessPikachux wrote:
2013-07-26 17:04:11 -0700

I used to bite my nails... I don't do it anymore because my nails would look ugly after biting

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donnabug13
donnabug13 wrote:
2013-07-26 15:49:39 -0700

I do it alot even if they are painted

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QueenTitania
QueenTitania wrote:
2013-07-26 15:47:11 -0700

paint your nails

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HIBZz101
HIBZz101 wrote:
2013-07-16 13:11:42 -0700

I had this habbit when i was a kid

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Denai101
Denai101 wrote:
2013-07-07 19:16:11 -0700

I been biting nails all the time when I was younger and it is not good

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Lexibearr101
Lexibearr101 wrote:
2013-07-07 19:09:17 -0700

I used to bite my nails but I stopped last year

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xXTaraXx
xXTaraXx wrote:
2013-07-07 18:30:51 -0700

I never bite my nails but my bro whos 18! Does
And he doesn't see why he shouldn't, that boy is so stupid sometimes!

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jordzapps
jordzapps wrote:
2013-07-07 18:10:01 -0700

I swear it's bad

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jordzapps
jordzapps wrote:
2013-07-07 18:09:49 -0700

wowww

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jordzapps
jordzapps wrote:
2013-07-07 18:09:37 -0700

i dont bite me nails anymore

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Peaches_n_cream
Peaches_n_cream wrote:
2013-07-07 18:07:26 -0700

I bite my nails and yea I'm trying to stop, but I couldn't.

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Do You Bite Your Nails?

  • Yeah, all the time.
  • Yeah, but I'm trying to stop.
  • Only when I can't find nail clippers.
  • No, I never bite my nails.

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