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Eating your lips? - January 7th 2009, 11:43 AM

This is kinda weird but i cant stop! I do this without even thinking! If i have dry lips or if they are fine i just start bitting my lips without even thinking and i eat it after i peel off the dead skin, is this normal? Is this a health issue? I just dont know lol, what are your thoughts? xD











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Re: Eating your lips? - January 7th 2009, 11:47 AM

i sometime do it as well lol, and I don't think it's unhealthy so you should have nothing to worry about
   
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Re: Eating your lips? - January 7th 2009, 11:48 AM

I don't see this as different from biting your nails, etc. It could simply be a nervous habit. The best thing I'd recommend? As cliche as it sounds : wear some lip balm. Carry it around. If you keep your lips moist, you have nothing to bite at in the way of loose skin.


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Re: Eating your lips? - January 7th 2009, 11:50 AM

I do it as well, infact my lips are sore now.Vaseline is very good for dry lips. Try that


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Re: Eating your lips? - January 7th 2009, 11:57 AM

I don't eat the skin I peel off but I do tend to bite and lick my lips a lot. I'm sure dead skin's not bad for you though.
   
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Re: Eating your lips? - January 7th 2009, 12:12 PM

Thanks everyone! But! I eat/bite at my lips untill there is no dry skin, than i just start bitting my lip untill i can rip more off and eat it! I dont get it, i dont think its good... I usually bite untill my lip bleeds, it does'nt hurt, i just cant stop myself, and i dont know why... I know it cant be good to bite your lips enough as to make them bleed and eat what you rip off, but i cant stop, i know it cant be a good thing, but i do it without thinking now lol. Just wanna know what your thoughts are on it lol











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Re: Eating your lips? - January 7th 2009, 12:24 PM

Lipbalm...does the trick.
Everytime you start to peal skin off but lipbalm on.
Thats what i do anyway.
Its a nervous habit.
   
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Re: Eating your lips? - January 7th 2009, 12:29 PM

...Perhaps consider consulting with your doctor. It could be a part of some type of mental health issues, like OCD. (The reason I do it with my own.) We can't diagnose that, so it could be anything, including just a bad habit.


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Re: Eating your lips? - January 7th 2009, 03:45 PM

I do the same thing, and my lips bleed, it's gross.
I have this really horrid tasting lip balm i put on which stops me biting them
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Re: Eating your lips? - January 8th 2009, 09:10 PM

Yeah, I do that too. I'll peel off the dead skin until my lips are sore and bleeding. Ugh. Nervous habits. Lip balm works the best. Try to keep hydrated as much as possible so there's less dead skin to bite off, and apply chapstick liberally.


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Re: Eating your lips? - January 8th 2009, 09:41 PM

i do the same thing sometimes and usually without even realizing it! haha
when i put on chapstick or gloss, it solves the problem bc then i have nothing to bite down on...it is prob an anxiety habit. i pick at my skin untill it bleeds (on my shoulder) without knowing it. i dont even feel it. i think it just comes with nerves.
   
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