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terrible habit of picking cuticles

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Torem
Specializes in Psychiatry
See a Psychiatrist: You may have a form of Obssessive Compulsive Disorder; Get a comprehensive evaluation by a mental health professional; Treatment for this condition ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
It's possible.: Try it and see. Get a manicure and pretty polish. Notice how good nails look and see if it helps.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Mangoni
44 years experience Pediatrics
Biting lips: In general, I would normally tell a patient to pay attention when you are doing this and then immediately stop when you notice you are doing this
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There are: compounds that you can paint right onto your nails that taste terrible. If you put your finger near your mouth - the taste will stop you dead in your ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Dehydrated skin: We are advised to wash our hands and along with household chores, our hands are in water frequently. This tends to dry out the areas around your nail. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debora Velasco
25 years experience Podiatry
Nervous tic: It sounds like a nervous tic. Luckily, you don't have an infection currently. But the proximal cuticles must be painful from picking at them. Somethin ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Behavioral therapy: Your symptoms may be related to obsessive compulsive disorder. There are both medication and behavior modification treatments. It would be prudent to ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
A dermatologist: The nail and cuticle are part of the skin system, so I would make an appointment with a dermatologist. I am pleased you are going to ask for help with ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
19 years experience Psychiatry
Yes!: Could be sign of infection, traveling up your arm. Is it warmer than other arm? Thicker? Fact that it's been happening gradually means its slow, not ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Treatment : There is no specific treatment for dermatoillomania , but one try ssri like Paxil (paroxetine) or Prozac can be used for ocd.

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