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tshepzotic , 07 Sep 2010

I keep on picking the top of my wrist and and my arm..the scabs now look horrible and Im embarrsed when people look at them

Wrists, arm, thigh, bum
4 Answers
September 07, 2010
I'm exactly the same - I spend a fortune on bandaids to cover my arm and chest and leg sores up because that's what people can see when I'm at work, I still get embarrassed when people ask about the bandaids, but it's better than the alternative. Have you tried using bandaids to cover yours up? I find it helps in a way because I can just make up a white lie about what happened to my arms, instead of launching into a huge explanation that I have a disorder that makes me pick at my skin.
September 17, 2010

In reply to by ladylazarus

I have tried bandaides myself. But I am so ashamed of my arms, people ask me why my arms are so scared up that I will wear long sleeves or try to cover it up with make-up. If I put bandaides on my scars my arms would be covered.
September 17, 2010
- I have a good excuse for the forearm thing.... mechanic by trade. ;)
October 22, 2010
I do the same. I pick the scabs on my arms and legs and they never heal. I pick in any and all situations. Whether I'm nervous, anxious, excited, or whatever I pick. I am a somewhat attractive girl (not conceited in any way) but my body is covered with these disfiguring scard. I know its a disgusting habit but I don't know how to stop. I'm 26 years old and I have done this since I was a kid. I have an appointment with a new doctor in about a week and I think I am going to bring it up then. I am so sick of people asking me whats wrong with my arms and legs. Its embarrassing. The summer months are the worst for me because the misquitos eat me alive.

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