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A 19-year-old member asked:

I have a obsession with biting and peeling my skin of around my nails on my fingers. i've been doing it for years.it does hurt and bleeds all the time?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Biting & Peeling: skin from around nails MAY simply be a bad habit or a type of OCD. Please see a mental health professional who can help you assess the situation and you can go from there w/support to break the habit or treat possible OCD. Peace and good health.
Last updated Aug 13, 2017

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