Finger Pain & Nail Biting
November 3, 2009 4:43 PM Subscribe
Fingernail Filter: I know its been asked many times how to quit this compulsion. While that is a concern of mine, I need to know what to do to alleviate pain in the fingers from excessive fingernail biting. What do you recommend?
posted by Draccy to health & fitness (32 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I've heard people say that chewing fingernails is a bad habit, and can be stopped with strong will. I don't subscribe to that, in that I've tried so hard to stop. When I'm in the car during my hour commute, I can't help but chew. I do it beyond the point of pain, and continue. I have horrible nails, and the skin under them is torn up and bloody. I've tried clipping my nails so close down, and it makes no difference. I've tried the bad tasting fingernail polish and found it didn't deter me.
I've got so much pain in my fingertips today because I bit them way down. How can I relive the pain?
Also, what extreme remedies can you recommend for stopping this horrible compulsion?