Pain relief for nailbiting episode?
June 23, 2009 9:46 AM Subscribe
I snapped and bit my nails way too short after having kicked the habit for several months. Now all my fingertips are seriously painful. Is there any kind of ointment or something I can buy at a drug store to cut down on the pain?
posted by rivenwanderer to health & fitness (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If not, is aspirin or an NSAID a better bet for pain reduction?
My fingertips are not actually bleeding, there's just a lot of tender skin exposed that was previously under the nails. Both the application of pressure and the skin shifting around when I bend my fingers are pretty excruciating right now. (I am totally re-quitting nail biting. Ouch.)