A 44-year-old member asked:
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I have a problem with always biting/clipping the skin off my fingers/toes. How do you suggest to deal with this?

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
41 years experience in Podiatry
Compulsive: This is a compulsive behavior! if you want to change it you need behavior modification . You might want to talk to a mental health professional.
Answered on Jul 31, 2013

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