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CookieJar

788d

My fingers are just bloodied and scarred all the time and I keep getting sick from putting my fingers in my mouth to chew them that way. Any tips to stop or help stop?

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    • Dillybop

      785d

      Try wearing hand sanitizer and lotion that way if you put your hands in your mouth you taste sanitizer and hopefully that’ll help you not want to put your fingers in your mouth

    • Dillybop

      785d

      Try wearing hand sanitizer and lotion that way if you put your hands in your mouth you taste sanitizer and hopefully that’ll help you not want to put your fingers in your mouth

    • Koii

      787d

      I do a couple of different things! I paint my nails and use hand sanitizer alot, tastes terrible. I keep nail clippers nearby (by my bed, couch, my bag) so if there is uneven skin bugging me, I can even it out without making it worse. I also keep some of my favorite fidgets (I like tangles) and a chewable necklace with me so when I notice what I'm doing, I can switch over to one of those.

      • CookieJar

        787d

        @Koii I'd probably only paint my nails at home, but I chew threw the chewable necklaces within a day. I am making up for both chewing my nails and skin around them, and picking at my face. I've seen picking stones but haven't bought one yet, do you think they'd be worth it?

        • Koii

          787d

          @CookieJar picking stones weren't for me personally but that doesn't mean it might not be for you! Maybe try finding a cheap one to give it a try?

    • Figure.09

      788d

      If available some kind of fidget toy like a fidget cube. Something that can replace the feeling of chewing or biting the skin away. Sometimes rubber bands help too

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