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Biting lips or nails, or pulling hair in a child may be a warning sign of underlaying anxiety
. In order to ward of unconscious stresses and anxiety a child may start biting nails or lips, so it should not be just ignored. What you can do is-
- Provide warm support to child and give a secure environment to her at home, discuss about her school (if she is school going) and try to find out the stress if any.
- For symptomatic relief you can use token economy method, ask her to stop biting lips and in return of desired behavior give tokens to her, in return of a particular number of tokens give her some reward. With time she will be out of her anxiety and will improve.
- Get her Hemoglobin
levels checked as it may be a underlying condition.
- Visit a good psychologist
to consult about behavioral management of her problem if not controlled at home.
- you can apply any lip balm to avoid dryness of her lips
Hope I solved your query.