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Stop Nail Biting
biting in all its various forms is problematic
behavior beset by peculiarity and contradiction. Technically speaking,
word for biting your nails is ANONYCHOPHAGIA.
Nail biting typically begins between the ages of five and 10 and is
common among children as well as adults. As many as one in three Americans
their nails. One of the more noteworthy and generally surprising
things about biting nails is its high instance. It crosses every social
barrier. Prevalence figures for nail bitting children are much higher
than for adults.
Bitten nails can result in short,
ragged nails. It may also lead to damaged cuticles as well as bleeding
around the edges of the nails. Infections can also develop if nails
are not properly attended to. Most relevant studies have found that
tends to peak out around puberty.
A study by Malon and Massmer studied the behavior in the Chicago school
systems and reported that nail biting is prevalent in about 60 percent
of children age eight to eleven. Most people agree it is a learned
habit, perhaps picked up by watching a parent or someone else biting
Nail biting is an extremely tough habit to break and treatment for
it varies. One possible solution is identifying the reason for nailbiting.
Avoidance or modification of these situations can be beneficial to
eventual elimination of the habit.
Improving self-esteem is also helpful when attempting to break the
habit. Products such as CONTROL-IT are available on the market and are designed
to aid nail biters in breaking their habit. According to www.stopbitingnails.com , CONTROL-IT is a gentle and natural alternative to help prevent
biting. A mild unpleasant taste helps to remind users to stop biting their
A host of research efforts both in America and Europe sought to ascertain
if in fact nailbiting was linked to mental illness in one form or
another. Most people would have anticipated they found a high prevalence
of nailbiting among the mentally disordered; however, they found that
nail biting, in and of itself, is not systematic of any form of mental disorder
Nail biting crosses all national borders, genders, and both social
and economic lines and may also originate from a primal need for self-grooming.
It affects both the nails and the cuticles; with greater potential
caused via infection to the cuticle and nailbiting tends to be a
private affair, and is a relatively isolated form of self-indulgence.
Nailbiting may be treated addressing symptom rather than cause;
it is a habit, not a disease.
Next Step Enterprises, Inc., is the developer and distributor of an
all new, natural, anti nail biting formula, named: Control-It!.
This product is used by those people afflicted with the nailbiting habit,
control their urge to bite their nails. Control-It!
works naturally, and effectively, in a soothing, healing manner. This revolutionary
approach has been widely accepted as opposed
to the painful manner of the other, older products. Control-It! contains
Aloe Vera, as well as other healing ingredients, specifically formulated
for the inflamed areas of the cuticles, as so often
is the case with the advanced effects of nail biting.