Biting nails vitamin deficiency

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Avatar n tn (Apologies for the long comment, but...) I'm 38 and have evidently bitten my nails since around the age of one, before I learned to talk, even. Until the age of seven I had 8-10 warts around the cuticle of each nail which were subsequently burnt off, but then the nail biting became even worse. Sometimes it feels like a phantom weight, and that even gravity weights too heavily on my nails and I want to remove them all in order to lighten the load!
Avatar n tn The craving for things like paint and dirt is usually from a deficiency in either Vitamin D or Calcium. Your doctor can have these tested so ask and find out where you are at.
Avatar m tn Hello, All your symptoms can be due to vitamin B and vitamin 12 deficiency. Get your vitamin B levels checked and get some Vitamin B supplements prescribed from your doctor. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
1440728 tn?1284068206 Nail biting is your body cannibalising itself when you have a calcium deficiency. I finally stopped biting my nails after 35 years quite by chance after taking a calcium supplement for something else.
Avatar f tn Should we be looking for a potential vitamin or mineral deficiency, or is it more likely this is just a confirmed habit. We have read that we should stop her nail biting for health reasons, so we are trying to figure out what steps to take next. Should we address the nail biting only, encouraging her to chew other things instead, or perhaps offer chewing gum on an ongoing basis?
Avatar f tn biting nails or lips, twirling hair, scratching cuts, picking cuticles, etc. It's often with OCD. These conditions are also called: "body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB)". I just came across some posts from the internet, and these stood out: "I tried this for years and it just doesn't work at all. Try taking a CALCIUM supplement and you won't be able to bite your nails, you just can't make yourself do it.
Avatar f tn A variety of nutrients play essential roles in the formation of red blood cells, including vitamin B-12, vitamin B-6, folate and iron. Iron deficiency anemia, the most common type of anemia, affects as much as 30 percent of the world's population, notes the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements." So if you haven't been tested for those, it would be a good idea to do so. For the iron tests, I suggest ferritin, serum iron, TIBC, and % saturation.
Avatar f tn Hello, Firstly, It can be due to vit B deficiency. Continue with your vitamin B complex for some days and see if your symptoms improve. Secondly, it can be due to atopic dermatitis or eczema("Atopic" refers to a group of diseases where there is often an inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever). Cheilitis (Inflammation of the skin on and around the lips)is often seen in atopic dermatitis. Diagnosed by blood test like RAST.
Avatar f tn I connected the dots once I put together my 50 + symptoms along with vitamin D resistance and hypoparathyroidism. Some of my earliest symptoms of magnesium deficiency include sudden ringing in one ear that shows up randomly and lasts a short while, biting my nails again, craving chocolate, having to crack my hip, an itchy spot of my heel that is very difficult to relieve, hiccups. But of interest different symptoms can show up after correcting magnesium and going low again!
Avatar f tn I personally think there is a link between the 2 conditions....
Avatar f tn Also, I can't help but wonder if so many of your other ailments are related to Hashi. Hashi causes the stomach issues, vitamin deficiency, etc. The deficiency in vitamin D can lead to bone problems, kidney stones, as our parathyroids increase calcium production in order to make up for the decrease in D. You can never eliminate the antibodies, but you can help control the antibodies by taking your thyroid hormone and making sure the docs are treating your free levels.
Avatar m tn I might also mention, though - it would be a good idea to get your vitamin B12 and vitamin D tested as well. B12 deficiency can cause the tingling and numbness in the hands and feet. Low vitamin D can cause your mood to be "off".......
Avatar f tn Make sure you're getting plenty of vitamins, especially D and B12. Thyroid disease tends to drain our vitamin levels, making us feel even worse, especially our muscles with the D. I take 1,000 mg of D each day. I also recommend you read up on thyroid disease before seeing your endo.
Avatar n tn I'm hoping that this burning is just from a vitamin deficiency, I'm going to try taking Vitamin B supplements and some other supplements see if that helps.
Avatar n tn I also have had the itchy arm syndrome for a few years and have become pretty well convinced that it is an issue related to a liver deficiency or inability to cleanse the system of toxins, most likely wine or other alcohols. I recently did a two week "liver cleanse" diet program, which included no alcohol at all, and within a few days the itching disappeared. As soon as i went off the program it started again.
Avatar n tn I've read that taking a B complex vitamin will make you taste "bad" to biting insects. I wonder if taking it would subtly change your aroma and chase away the gnats.
Avatar n tn B12 helps if it's inflamed due to vitamin deficiency so I just take both anti-inflammatory and B12 fades out. Good luck folks!
Avatar n tn For me, I realized I have B12 and Vitamin D deficiency so needed to take those vitamins and avoid B6. I live in the NW with no sunlight and have been breastfeeding a baby so all my nutrients went to him. I have heard it takes about three years for full recovery. The thing I don't really understand is why this happens. The first time it happened to me (two years ago) I was taking a fairly high dose of B complex.
Avatar n tn Since this is the worst it's ever been (which indicates I've been building up worse reactions to contact with this 'allergen' and means it will get worse - actually developed hives on my skin and it started to wrap around my thumbs to the sides of my hands and up my wrists - was using a stiff brush to itch after trying the desk corner and my finger nails - kids found the dog brush in their efforts to assist - thank you thank you thank you!).
Avatar n tn The fact that I can't see these ever present (things) only serve to intensify a neurological diagnosis (but hell I ain't crazy) Something is itching me, biting me, and something is crawling underneath my skin. I can defintely sympathize with poster who suffers with this while sitting at the computer, that's where I feel it the most. Of course it also kicks into high gear when I settle down to go to sleep (sh%t, sleep what't that?) Just wonder what the commonality is here . . . . .
Avatar m tn I posted this info before, but it was a reply to someone else's similar post... I am a 23 year old healthy male. I recently had a full physical and the results were that I am in above average health. I have no diseases, do not use drugs, but drink on occasion. Anyways, just started noticing these strange symptoms, within the past few weeks. Nothing "brought it on" so to speak that I can tell of.
Avatar n tn My EK gets worse when the weather is hot or after periods of excessive hand contact activity (eg hammering nails, fixing cars). In winter where I live now, it gets down to -10C (15F) and my EK all but disappears. If someone was to go somewhere really cold for 2-3 days and expose their hands to the cold, and if they get better and the EK dissipates, then they on the same page as myself.
Avatar f tn I have fasted as well as took a vitamin and garlic in a supplement pill form and have taken Mebendazole and nothing helps. I have been to the doctor multiple times and the first 2 they only gave me a days worth and the last time they gave me a months worth and it STILL did not help. Then I went to my last dr who wants to refer me to a colon Dr and get a colonoscopy so they can look inside me which I heard is painful.
Avatar n tn dove soap,all types of lotion (seems to make it worse), consumption of large quantities of water (seems to help a little but might be psychological), stopping the eating of fried foods/sodas/etc, even allergy pills and vitamin/nutrition pills. Regular doctor checkups and Dermatologists shrug it off as nothing but a dry skin problem, but this CANNOT be normal.
687079 tn?1230952212 My kids are happier and one even said to me..'Mum, its nice to have a conversation with you without you biting our heads off'. It wasnt until my eldest said that...that I realised just how desperate I mustve been. I wont lie to you....yes things have been hard, times been tough and times where I felt I wasnt going to get through it all. But I did and so can so many of you guys. My mentor here is AR-10, he gave me a lot of hope when I couldnt see hope and I hope one day to repay that kindness.
Avatar f tn It either starts as a pimple- you pop it and it gets raw and the skin around it seems to wear away and never heal. (That particular mechanism can be from a vitamin deficiency esp. Vit. C) and the topical mess being too strong. Understand that once you've broken the skin retin-a taozorac benzoyl peroxide ect won't help it heal-- only irritate it. You need antibiotic like clyndamycin erythromycin neospoirn or Bactroban to keep it uninfected so it will heal.
Avatar n tn After the total melt down I really felt a lot better. However, I also started taking a multi vitamin on friday so that possibly could have started its effects as well. So to my best estimate I either have a vitamin defficiency or it is all anxiety and I am causing these pains on myself. My ear infection is still there as I could not make it to the docs over the weekend and am hoping to get in today somewhere to have that problem alleviated.
Avatar n tn Sometimes I question whether or not I have something else because it's really bad and it feels like I have a sudden burning rush of nails/needles stabbing my skin and I can't even move but only twitch. It's like this on a daily basis with my skin, whenever my body temperatue goes up. I feel like my body's thermostat is broken and I'm constantly overheating. I've been taking Claritin and Benadryl but that doesn't seem to help at all.