Scalp picking and hair follicle squeezing.
Posted September 28th, 2010 by kchance13
I've picked at my scalp since 6th grade or so and I'm now in tenth. However, I've recently developed a new form of picking, if you could call it that. I don't know how it got started but I squeeze the skin on my upper arms (all around them) up to the front and back of my shoulders. A whiteish substance comes out after squeezing and if I don't scrape it off it will stay there. It's not puss, I think it's just the root of the hair follicle, but I didn't realize that until recently. I'm not sure if anyone else does this but I'm having a huge problem with it. Even on 90 degree days I wear sweatshirts now. Originally I was using it as an alternative to scalp picking and it worked for a while but now I'm doing BOTH and not only is the arm thing getting worse, but my scalp is worse than ever. Does anyone else do the squeezing/pinching with the arms to get whatever that substance is to come out? I find it so satisfying. I'd just like to find someone else that knows what I'm talking about.