Dear L. Bradley,
Thank you for the information.
hi, i'm 22 and have scars all over my body from picking my scabs my whole life, and I still do it...It seems to be uncontrollable. are there any sites on the web for advice, i've searched, and haven't found any yet.
I TOO HAVETHIS PROBLEM, 26 YEARS OLD, SUCCESSFUL AT WHAT I DO, NO OTHER HEALTH OR MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS, BUT MY MINOR ADULT ACNE IS A MAJOR PROBLEM BECAUSE I PICK. ACNE, BUG BITS, ANYTHING. I EVEN CUT MY FINGERNAILS TO THE QUICK HOPING THAT WILL HELP, BUT ONLY A FEW DAYS PASS AND i AM PICKING AGIAN. I AM GOING TO CHECK OUT THAT WEBSITE. IT'S NICE TO KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY ADULT WHO HASN'T YET FOUND A WAY TO CONTROL HER OWN FINGERTIPS!
IT WOULD BE VERY INTERESTING TO FIND OUT ABOUT RESEARCH ON THIS. I REMEMBER EVEN WHEN I WAS YOUNG A FASCINATION WITH ANY SCRATCHES OR SCRAPES I GOT.
I am also a compuslive scab picker. I have sooooo many scabs on my head and legs. I just can't stop picking....what has helped anyone. I am trying to stop but just can't. I work but will go to work and go to the bathroom just to pick. Help
I am 22 years old. I have been unable to control my compulsion to pick scabs since I was a child (6 or 7 years old). I have scabs all over my body, mostly my scalp and legs. I have not found help anywhere. This is the first evidence I have even come across that there are other people like me out there!
Hi. I've been combing the web myself for some help with my picking. When I was a child I always picked at my legs -- they were forever scarred with scabs, bug bites, etc. As I got older it eventually lead to my face. I am now 35 years old with two beautiful daughters. I hate the fact that they see me picking at my face. I have mild acne but it wouldn't be so bad if I didn't pick at it. I will have 3-6 scabs on my face and 1-2 on my legs and arms going at one time. I HATE IT!!! But I can't seem to make myself stop. I'm finally seeing a therapist who put me on Celexa. Only two weeks on and I haven't really seen an improvement but I know it will take time. I have so many other wonderful qualities and if I didn't pick my face I would be a beautiful woman. I'm a runner and have been for 15 years. How can I be so disciplined in one area and not beable to overcome this. If anyone is interested in a support group on-line please e-mail me at ***@****. Good luck to all.