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skin picking

Postby poppy83 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:12 pm

I cant stop picking the dry skin off my hands and feet. I am constantly doing it and have even once woken from my sleep picking my feet. This has been going on for years. I didnt even realise that it could be linked to a mental disorder until now. Ive tried everything to stop including wearing gloves and socks but nothing works, I have to pick! Ive noticed that it does become slightly worse during times of stress. The bottoms of my feet are disgusting where I have picked. I even pick until they are raw and bleeding and I am left with a limp. Yet there is something satisfying about picking the skin.

I would love more info on this and how I can stop

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Re: skin picking

Postby jasmin » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:12 pm

Hi, poppy83! You could take a look in our "What helps you not pull" sticky, maybe you'll find some ideas. Do you think that doing something else with your hands regularly (like knitting but that's just one example) might help?
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