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I Chew On My Fingers

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    Any skin that is up or pilled back around my

    fingernail I have to pull at it till it is gone In results I make my fingers bleed they look ugly and in pain. I can't wash my hands without being in pain because of the open skin I caused. I do it when I'm bored, nervous, unconsciously . I can't stop I want to help me.
    Sigourneyz Sigourneyz 18-21, F Jan 21

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    Ever Since 6th Grade...

    This is a pretty disgusting habit, one that I've had ever since 6th grade (and now I'm 18 years old).  I bite the skin around my nails whenever I'm bored or nervous, so much so that I make my fingers bleed.  I'm trying to stop this bad habit, and I can break it for a...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89 18-21, F Dec 17, 2007

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    Me Too

    I have been chewing on my fingernails all my life. I'm pertty sure that my fingernails never been properly cut. Also, I'm practically eating and swallowing the nail pieces, it become kind of an unconcious habit, but I never overdo it; my fingers look normal. It's important that...
    Peter2543 Peter2543 26-30, M Dec 28, 2012

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    I Can't Stop Chewing And Picking My Fingers

    Please help. Do I need to see a doctor? It gets bad then I go through good phases. At its worst, I can't show my hands to people. I chew and peel the skin under and around my nails, and the skin on the palmside under the uppermost joint of each finger and thumb. I've done it...
    mjf2001 mjf2001 46-50 7 Responses Mar 23, 2010

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    Chewing My Pinky

    When I was young, I started sucking my thumb. I kept doing it 'til I turned seven. Then, about a year ago, a lot of drama went down in my life and I started chewing on my pinky....
    celiagrace77 celiagrace77 16-17 Apr 14, 2011

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    I Bite My Fingers

    Hello,I truly thought I was the only person on earth who did this. I bite my fingers soooo bad at times they r so ugly and they bleed. I had a very stressful day or 2 and I have ripped them to shreds with my teeth. I have done this for as long as I can remember. I am like many...
    carolinecc carolinecc 41-45 4 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    For As Long As I Can Remember

    I have chewed my fingers all my life, and I still do it. I'm 54 years old. I use my teeth to pull the dead skin off my fingers around the fingernails, and I eat it. I know it is a bad, nasty habit, but I have not been able to break it. When I was a kid, my parents painted my...
    Aeolosoma Aeolosoma 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    I Chew On My Fingers.

    I have read other stories on this website about chewing the skin around the fingernails, but it seems that I may have an even bigger issue. I have been chewing on my entire pinky finger for about nine years! I am 23 years old now. Most of the time I do not realize that I am even...
    Nicolesimpson Nicolesimpson 22-25 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Help I Chew My Fingers Badly.

    I am 20 and I chew my fingers. I use to suck my thumb when I was younger until my dentist told me to stop but now I will chew my fingers instead.  I will only chew my index finger, my little finger and the finger next to my little finger, it is also only on my left hand. I...
    bebeautiful bebeautiful 18-21 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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    I chew on foam and eat soap. I need help stopping my blood work came back clean so I dont know what to do. I have to hide this from my wife.
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    I chew on foam and eat soap. I need help stopping my blood work came back clean so I dont know what to do. I have to hide this from my wife.
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