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Why do I tend to dig my nails into my arm when angry or scard?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Reflex

We all have reflex reactions to stress; this, apparently, is yours.
While there are far worse reflex reactions, injuring your own arm is not a good thing. Why not carry a rubber ball or small stuffed animal or something similar, and grip that instead?

In brief: Reflex

We all have reflex reactions to stress; this, apparently, is yours.
While there are far worse reflex reactions, injuring your own arm is not a good thing. Why not carry a rubber ball or small stuffed animal or something similar, and grip that instead?
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