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A 37-year-old female asked:

I can't seem to stop biting or pulling the skin off my fingers and biting my lip. is this a condition and do you have tips to stop.

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Cover: A few self-help options: cover them (w/bandaids or tape), get concentrated garlic extract (liquid) & paint over area on fingers to discourage biting. Lip you must control-use lip balm to keep skin moist & prevent skin tags/cracks that encourage biting. Try lolipop to occupy mouth when stressed / anxious / bored (whatever triggers). Should also discuss w/dr as may be symptom of underlying problem.
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