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zenmeone , 02 Jun 2011

Hi im a new member.

Im27 year old british female.....i ppcik at my skin alll the time...i am very depressed becuase its got severe my gp even wants me to take antibiotics becuase the marks have become infected. I cant understand why i do this and that is why i am upset....i know its my own fault but i cant seem to stop help!
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August 06, 2011
I am so glad that I have found a site that discusses this problem. I have bee picking at my body for about 2 years now. It started with acne, after finding the right dermatologist I stopped that but it went to ear, nose, scalp, and vaginal area. I have noticed now that I do this without even thinking about it. When I am picking at my scalp I make it bleed, my hair falls out from sores. My husband bring it to my attention when he notices tht I am picking. When it comes to my vaginal area, I tend to "zone" out when I start scrathing and picking. I don't understand why I do this. I make it so bad it burn to wash and use the bathroom. I have found myself having to use diaper rash ointment just to put on jeans becasue the broken skin burns and hurts so bad. Now I am HIGHLY stressed and feel depressed at times. When I pick it makes me feel good, a release. The problem that I am having now is I think I have really done some damage to my vaginal area becasue the sensation from sex is not there. I need help bad! If anyone finds a great help please share.
August 24, 2011

In reply to by kea

I am new to this site and would love to support and be supported. Ive had this compulsion for five years, started to think there might be a roblem for the last year and then discovered dermatillomania today. I feel like with this forum i can finally stop. To read about other people zoning put infront of the mirror is surrising as, im sure like you, oi felt completely alone in this. Lets do it together!
August 17, 2011
Zenmeone, I know this is easier said than done but please realize this is not your fault. Something brought this on in your life. What do you think that is. It could also be the source of your depression. Hang in there. I am new to this site as well and I am happy to be here to get and offer support from others. I really do believe that we can figure this out. Sometimes I think that if I put as much time in controling skin picking as I do other areas of my life, I could beat this thing:)

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