Hoping for help to heal fast
Posted August 15th, 2012 by magenta
I'm 34 and have been picking at something on my body in one way or another for at least 23 years. Most of that time since the age of 19 has been pimple picking, but over the past year it's gotten to the point that I'm hardly picking at pimples, more like I'm creating them and then picking what seem like crater-like wounds on my face and chest - to the point that I've had some people suggest that I might be on meth (I almost wish I were, what a great excuse for this!) I've read a few of the posts on here, and I can tell I'm not alone. As much as I want to stop, I really want help with my immediate problem, which is that I have a horrible scab/pimple now on the corner of my mouth which I know will be hard to heal since I can't possibly keep that skin immobile so that it can heal (if that makes sense). Really I just want it to be healed enough within 2 1/2 days when I will be meeting with an old friend. I just don't want people I knew in the past to see how badly I look these days. Make up can mostly cover the other scars and wounds on my face, but this one on my mouth is so terrible because it still has some pimple underneath (that I can't get to, and I shouldn't try even though I do) and also some very light skin on top. In the past I always pick at the lighter skin in the middle of the wound thinking it is puss and then later realize that I was once again wrong, and that the light skin is just skin and I make the wound a thousand times worse in the long-term. I don't want to do that this time, but I also don't think I can stop picking unless I know I can get this thing healed up in 2 1/2 days time. I've been online looking at other people's solutions and it seems that, at least for what I have access to, neosporin is the way to go. But in the past, neosporin has only made that lighter skin stand out more, and that just makes me need to rip it off as soon as possible. It also seems to make the acne puss come up to the surface, and I can't stand not getting at it. Please, if anybody has any suggestions on what else to do, I will try it. I do notice that using different products on my skin tends to make me break out worse, especially weird remedies like toothpaste on a pimple (does not help me for sure!) Another solution, or reassurance that the neosporin will work even if it seems not to be would be a real help. Please!