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
Psychiatrist 9 yrs exp Navi Mumbai
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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