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flgrl0821 , 15 May 2010


So I have stopped picking and all of the scabs have healed which is wonderful and I am very proud of myself BUT I still have a lot of little red bumps all over my upper arms. I don't believe they are scars as they look like acne and some have little whiteheads. It's been about a month since I stopped picking at my arms and I was wondering if anyone had this problem and if so what made the bumps go away? I have been using Oxy 10 pads acne wash, exfoliating and moisturizing for the last few weeks but they are still there with no signs of diminishing. I am so terrified that I will relapse if they hangaround much longer the urge to pick at them is strong. Does anyone have any suggestions or had any success getting past this?
2 Answers
May 15, 2010
congratulations for stopping picking !!! ..... that's fabulous !! ...... about your arms, though, have you seen a dermatologist about this? perhaps it needs a diagnosis for a more specific treatment. perhaps it is an allergic reaction.
May 15, 2010
Thanks wildflower! It has not been easy as I am sure you know its a battle of wills daily but its gets easier. I thought about that too and I also had the thought that maybe I am doing too much and am irritating the skin.....maybe i will try backing off and seeing what happens. I just want all of my hard work to pay off......

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