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Heylookitsme , 12 Jan 2015

What helps?

I have been eating/picking my skin for as long as I can remember. I am 19 now and getting married in less then a year. My fiancé knows my problems and is disgusted by it. I bite and eat around my fingernails and toenails. I eat my fingernails and my toenails. I don't know how to stop. If I'm alone, this is what I do. Even if I'm not alone im biting my nails and skin around them. I have been to the doctor and I need surgery on my toes already... I just don't know how to stop. I smoke as well. But honestly I would rather smoke a cigarette that way I'm not picking/biting. Has anybody found a way to make the urges less severe? Thanks

2 Answers
January 12, 2015

Paint your nails with nail polish, wear cream on your hands so that when you bite it tastes gross, and wear socks and gloves as much as possible. Maybe "check in" with someone every day to see if you bit your skin. Hope this helps. good luck

January 23, 2015

I'm 20 and suffer the same problem. I bite my fingers and nails, they are always jagged and the skin around them is picked to where it bleeds. I smoke too but it doesn't help me the only way i have found it to help it to have my nails done. I know it's silly, but when you have them done to where you can't pick them they really have a chance to heal and for the skin to grow back

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