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I'm 34 years old. I can't even tell you how long I've been picking at my skin. I really didn't think it was a big deal until my husband said to me the other day that he thinks I'm OCD. I looked it up online and I fit the parameters of Dermatillomania. I usually pick at my face. I've picked at the blackheads (which apparently are so tiny that no one notices) on my nose for so long that I've lost the freckling on my entire nose. I've worked scars onto my face. I can't even explain the satisfaction I get when I am able to remove a large blackhead or a pimple that I've picked at for weeks. I pick at my upper arms to the point where I have red, swollen bumps. I purposely sunburn so that I can pick at the peeling skin for hours. And what's now worse, is that I was diagnosed with Vitiligo. Those parts of my skin don't tan because there is no melanin so when I burn and pick at that, it becomes red and raw. I pick at areas that have burned, but not bad enough to peel until I have red, raw patches and scabs. I literally get excited when I'm able to remove a huge patch of skin in one pull. I have a bad case of athlete's foot which causes the skin to peel on my feet and toes. I went for treatment, but stopped taking the medication because the thought of not being able to pick at my feet was almost unbearable. And in the past, I've put glue on my hands, let it dry and I've picked at that. I'll do it over and over again. I'm thinking my little picking habit is more than a habit....thoughts?