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Picking Scabs
Jul 6, 2006
... Hi. I also have the scab picking problem! I also have my kids involved in it which makes me feel terrible!! I never realized I had this problem until I got my kids involved! ... (56 replies)
... i have the same problem, whenever i am stressed,upset, bored, really anytime, i sit and pick scabs on my head. it does sound so gross, but i cant help myself. i am to embaressed to go get my hair cut. mine started long ago. ... (7 replies)
... I found this board through googling "picking at blemishes". I've never been diagnosed with OCD, and my (symptoms? I suppose that's the correct word to use) aren't too intrusive in my everyday life. I do, however, obsessively pick at scabs on my scalp, the skin on the sides of my thumbnails, and any and all blemishes (real or imagined) on my face. I've been counting... (3 replies)

... I am 34. I started picking my scalp when I was 13. I prayed, I wore hats, gloves, hair up, etc. Acrylics dont work either, cause I just figure out how to pick no matter what. ... (6 replies)
Skin Picking
Jan 23, 2008
... I was diagnosed with OCD about 5 years ago. I never realized that skin picking was part of the package.. but it explains a lot lol. I pick at my scalp constantly. It's really embarrasing and annoying.. I have scabs on my scalp now because of it, and that just makes it worse cause I pick those too. ... (66 replies)
Skin Picking
Apr 13, 2007
... Wow! GatsbyLuvr1920! This is just so odd for me. I've been picking at my scalp for over 20 years and I'm 36yrs old. I just thought it was just the way I was. I never really thought to look it up on the internet. ... (66 replies)
... compulsion...whatever it is categorized under... picking at my scalp. ... (8 replies)
... gressed an extreme amount. In addition to feeling the need the pull the hairs out of my head by the roots, I am moving past that phase by going straight for the scabs on my head. i now have about 5 scabs on my scalp that have been there for a very long time, one has been about 5 years now. ... (6 replies)
... I have been picking my scabs since I was little too, now I'm 31 and still picking any and everything that I can find. I too have 3 large scabs on the base of my scalp and pick at them all through the day. I can't go to bed at night until all my scabs are bleeding and sore. It hurts so bad, but I continue to pick. ... (13 replies)
... I've been meaning to search about this because I've been picking my scabs as long as I can remember and I wanted to find out why. ... (13 replies)
Is it ocd?
Sep 6, 2010
... for ages i have always loved picking scabs even if i know it's going to be sore or leave a scar i cant help picking them. I have alot of scabs on my scalp just now and just keep picking them. ... (4 replies)
... I'm 14 years old and I think I have a compulsive scalp picking disorder. It all started with just a little scab on my head, about three year ago. I couldn't stand the little imperfection so I used my finger nails to pick it off. ... (1 replies)
... I'm 14 years old and I think I have a compulsive scalp picking disorderAfinger nails to pick it off. Then I noticed all the other perfections on my head and all the little chunks and flakes of dandruff. Now I have several scabs and sore spots on my head and I can't stop picking! ... (7 replies)
Help please.
Jan 27, 2008
... The picking of your scalp etc sounds more just like a bad habit than OCD. The more you think about trying not to do it the more you actually do it. ... (3 replies)
Help please.
Jan 20, 2008
... since i was about 13 years old i have been picking at my scalp. it just began really with running my hands through my hair, just thinking it was dandruff. ... (3 replies)
Skin Picking
Nov 15, 2007
... Mental health..I used to pick my scalp to make scabs then picked those...I was really bad when I was pregnant...Was a high risk pregnancy and very stressful... ... (66 replies)
Skin Picking
Nov 10, 2007
... wow I finally decided to research this topic today, after years of picking at my lips... I have or have had most of the problems described by others in this thread. I have picked my lips for as long as i can remember.. I'm 22 now.. ... (66 replies)
Skin Picking
Oct 9, 2007
... I had never seen anything like it his entire body is covered from scarring because of the continuous skin picking and he refuses any treatment. But I love him and always will. ... (66 replies)
... sweats, and AWEFULL withdrawls. Needless to say, I am off these meds, afraid to ever try a new one again, and the OCD is back full force. My legs are covered in scabs and I often discover blood trailing down from unconcious picking. I can't continue to put makeup on my blemishes forever, and I just don't know what to do. ... (7 replies)
Skin Picking
May 20, 2007
... I have done that a few times, expect on my fingers. You know the middle part of your fingers? ... (11 replies)


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