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Finger biting!

I need to kick this nasty habit! Help!
It started when I was very young. I used to suck my thumb until age 9. I replaced that habit with biting my nails until age 12. I replaced that habit with biting the skin off of my fingertips! Sometimes until they bleed. Im in my 30's now. Sometimes when im nervous or bored. It starts out like if I have a hang nail or I will dig at the skin with my fingernail and it sticks out so I pull at it which makes it worse. Its like a snowball effect. The skin heals and grows back thicker but I do it again! What can I do? I cant put band aids on them all the time.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on Oct. 30, 2009 in Health

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