i just found this site, so here goes.
i'm 19 now and i've been biting my nails, fingers and toes, since forever (honestly cant remember, i was that young). i peel and eat the skin at the end of my nails to. this used to be so bad it would hurt and bleed but i dont eat it back that far anymore. my nails rarely bleed and hurt anymore.
i also pick at my nose (and eat it >.<) i pick at all my scabs regardless of where they are and how i got them. i also suck at the blood when they bleed. hmm i pick at my pimples to.
most of the time it just happens when i'm bored or even when i'm doing something. its unconscious and i dont even realise i'm doing it half the time. my parents and friends (only know about the scab picking and nail biting) just tell me to stop my bad habits but is it really more than just that? i always thought it was just bad habits until i found this site.
i read that its attributed to things like stress, anxiety or OCD so now my question is, should i see someone about it? i dont want to bring it up with my parents or friends, so i'm guessing a psychologist who i can talk to confidentially?