I knew I had OCD but thought my ankle was echiezma

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October 06, 2008

Can't say I've ever heard of the ankle scratching problem, but it's certainly no stranger than any of the other problems on here. My problem is with my fingers, around the nail area. I pick & pick & pick at the skin there until it bleeds sometimes. It hurts, it's unsanitary, and it sucks.

October 09, 2008

Hi! You have no idea how happy i am to find some one else who scratches there ankles....but its not just my ankles its inbetween my big toe on my left foot, in between the fingers on both hands,my left eyebrow and beside one of my finger nails. I als have eschzma and OCD!? This is such a percular coinsidence, i've spent all my life thinking these "itchty patches" were some form of eschzma...and its only today i found this website. The only way i've ever been able to describe them to others is a really deep itching sensation, But the more i think of them the more i realise that they don't itch, its more along the lines of the same sensation of releif that you get when scratching a really annoying itch ( If that makes sense) its a releif when you feel the "pain?" of picking at them. Its evermore frustrating when you have'nt picked at them in a long time and they look like they're on their way out, and then something stressful that causes you to get anxious happens and before you know it you've been picking at them without realising it and there red raw!!