Mommy of a picker- any advice?
Posted August 30th, 2008 by Mommyofapicker
My 8 year old daughter has been picking for about 5 1/2 years. It seems to have started after she picked at a mosquito bite that turned into a severe infection that required antibiotics. Now she picks at her legs, arms and face. Pretty much, if it is not covered by cloIthing- she picks at it. She does it at school, when watching tv, or really tired. She wears mittens at night to help her from picking in her sleep (which she does) and that works, but she can't wear them to school. We have been to TONS of doctors who can never seem to give me a good explination. One even told us she was seeing hallucinations! WTF! Can any fellow pickers give me any advice on how to help my daughter. This is already out of control, but I would like to break the cycle before it moves onto even more sever problems. We have tried bribbing, guilt, shame.....I am at a lose and so confused on what to do. I just want to help and support her as much as possible. BTW- not sure if it is anyhow related. But she also suffers from petit-mal seizures and ADHD. Thanks in advance to anyone who gives advice!