Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
144 Doctors are Online

Eating skin peeled off from legs, hands. Mental disorder?

For quite a while now i have consumed my own skin. It is not compulsory as i dont feel driven to do it. It started generally with loose skin that was already peeling from my hands then graduated to bottom of feet then to using a nail clipper to cull larger pieces. Is this a mental disorder , or am i in any physiological danger?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  15
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. Eating skin peeled from the legs and hands is probably related to a condition called "pica" although this is a rare phenomenon. Taking your multivitamins and multiminerals as well as getting therapy for this condition along with visiting with a psychiatrist will make you feel better. I hope this is done as soon as you can.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Mon, 27 May 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor