i think i might have dermatillomania ..
Posted August 28th, 2009 by HeatherBeather
i think... recently ive been picking my ears like crazy i started on my left earlobe a few months ago . now ive basically picked apart my whole ear. its red swollen sometimes bleeding. my right ear isnt as bad but i pick at that one too. i know i should stop but i just cant its like it feels good in a way? like right now i know my ear is freshly picked and when i wake up it will be all hardend and i will pick at it again. i started thinking and i remember being very young and picking the skin off the bottoms of my feet with my moms crochet needles than stopping. than in grade school i used to run my fingers through my scalp find an area that seemed idk thicker? and just pick like crazy. that stopped. than the bottoms of my hands i would pick at. than later on for yearsss and i still kind of do it is my legs, not really so much pick but aggressively scratch. things like forks, combs or sometimes just my nails id scratch and scratch. that isnt as bad now but i used to have to hide my legs because of how awful they looked. so now really its just the ear thing. im not very educated on this subject but im pretty sure this is what i have. my question is do people who suffer from this switch areas like i do? i only thought it was just people faces. ive been researching it and i cant really find anything about ears. also how old do most people start? im like thrilled right now i thought i was the only person who did this weird stuff.