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Hi, I am 14 years old, and I have been picking the skin off my fingers and toes for honestly as long as I can remember. however, about a year and a half ago I stepped on something that made an indent in the heel of my left foot. I didn't think anything of it, but realized that I had been picking at it and making the indent expand to more and more of my heel. I did this until I had covered my whole heel. nobody knows about it. my family knows that I used to pick my toes when I was little, but they thought I stopped. my mom even has a minor case where she mainly picks the skin around her fingernails, but occasionally her foot.
I do this absent mindedly so it's hard to have control over. however, I have gotten a lot better at it. at the moment my heel has regrown most of the skin, it just looks and feels very different from my other heel, which I have managed not to touch. It also looks a little more orange than the regular color of my foot. at this point, I'm asking if it will ever completely heal and go back to normal. like if maybe I don't pick it long enough for it to do so over a few years? it might not be as big of a deal as I think it is for someone to look at it and think something's wrong. I'm just not sure. should I tell someone or would it be ok to just keep it to myself? I'm not sure what I would say if someone asks me about it, since I havent told anyone.
this habit has prevented me from getting several pedicures with my mom and friends. thankfully I have always been a socks and closed toed shoes kinda girl, so I haven't done anything different that would be suspicious to others. it has been so difficult to hide. does anyone else have this problem? If so, have you improved on it and what have you done to make it look better?
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