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I have been picking my thumbs and fingers for as long as I can remember. The worst is my thumbs and middle fingers. I used to do it until they bled, but have toned it down to just red and sensitive alot. I've lost my fingerprints on my middle finger as well. I work as a massage therapist and the damage to my hands in career threatening. I've tried to stop, but 90% of the time I am completely unaware that I am doing it and if I see that little piece of skin sticking out or not smooth it drives me crazy. I also have to keep my hands moving all the time. Does this sound familiar to anyone or do you know any tricks that help? Much appreciated.