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Lip biting

Right from my high school days, even now i have a constant habit of picking the insides and outside of my lips and biting them until i remove the upper layer. (I have a separate disorder of GERD and stomach pain and i don't know if they're related). What do i do?
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Dr. Vikas Deshmukh
8 yrs. of exp | Navi Mumbai | Psychiatrist
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Habits maybe difficult to get rid off. You must ask yourself whether it is really bothersome in any way. Also what triggers it off? Is it boredom/stress/anxiety or is it self-soothing? Once you are aware of the reason you will be better able to deal with it. If it is like a compulsion, as if you are unable to control it and it consumes a lot of you time, leading to distress it maybe a good idea to consult a Psychiatrist to get evaluated for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD).
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