Wow I just found this site tonight and honestly I thought I was the only person on the planet that has this problem, I'm so happy that I'm not the only one!!
I'm 17 and I've been picking the skin on my fingers, soles of my feet and my scabs and eating them since as long as I can remember. When I was younger this didn't really bother me as much because I didn't really care about how I looked. But now, as a senior in high school my finger biting has escalated because of all the stress i'm under applying to college and with schoolwork and i'm really afraid that if I don't nip this in the bud i'll never get this under control. At this point I can't even bend my fingers because it's painful due to all the picking and my fingers are seriously disfigured. I've tried to stop on my own but it never lasts more than a day or two so I'm really considering getting professional help. I want to talk about this with my parents but i'm afraid they won't understand. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks!!!