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Hello all,

I have multiple obsessive compulsive behaviors, but one is definitely causing more harm than the others. I recently picked up a new obsession/compulsion...whatever it is categorized under... picking at my scalp. During the winter my scalp gets very dry (which I'm pretty sure is common for most), anyway, it gets pretty irritated and I get some dandruff here and there. The problem is this time it got really irritated and I got a few scabs. Of course I just had to pick at them....:rolleyes:

Needless to say, the irritation went on for about a month, and another month later, I still can't seem to get myself to stop picking at my scalp. I am causing even more sores/scabs, and am making my hair fall out. I do most of it during my sleep...which is bad because I have trouble controlling it (I have unusual sleep patterns). I tried wearing gloves when I go to bed, but I pull them off in my sleep and pick my scalp anyway. My biggest concern is that I'm causing more and more sores...and my hair is falling out, plus I've got a couple lymph nodes that are swollen from my body fighting off the irritated scalp which is probably now becoming infected.

Does anyone have any ideas to help me get over this? Or ease it up a little at least?

Thanks,
-Vers





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