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Hi, I've been picking the skin on the bottom of my feet now for about 14 years. I don't really know what caused me to start doing it. I always bit my nails and the cuticles and some of the skin on my fingers when I was a young girl. I've picked my feet until they were so raw that they bled sometimes and I had difficulty walking on them. The skin has become so calous and white that the only reason why I keep doing it is becuase I can't stand that horrible look. I'm so embarrassed to show anyone my feet and I regret doing it. But recently as I've been lying in bed and I put my feet down on the mattress I get a burning or hot sensation that I can't take anymore. Has anyone ever read about if you can get nerve damgage by peeling the bottoms of your skin for such a long time? I'm so afraid something's happened by me doing this ridiculous thing to my feet. I don't know why it becomes so addictive. And being that I'm a girl it makes it worse. I don't think guys would understand this and I know it would definitely turn them off. Really what guy wants to look at his girlfriends feet and see cracks and scales? Also the skin is numb. I have no feeling really in the new skin when it grows back. I'm gong to see a foot doctor and ask him what I can do because I don't want to continue this anymore. If anyone is experiencing the symptoms I am can you please write me back. I'm so scared.