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Acg7160 , 18 Jul 2012

New member!!! and Any tips for a non painful shower?

Hey guys, I'm brand new to this site, I didn't even know that there was a name for what I do (dermatillomania) or that I'm not the only one who does it so discovering this a couple days ago was amazing!! So I haven't showered in a couple of days because I picked 2 spots and got pretty deep and I'm sure as you know showering with this shit stings like hell! So I was going to shower tomorrow which would have given them some time to heal to reduce the sting but of course I just picked a new spot deep and I have to shower tomorrow. I feel gross and have work and my sisters birthday get together so I don't really have a choice. So my question is -- does anyone how to reduce the sting in the shower from water/soap? I've tried bandages but they fall off after a minute or 2 or get water under the bandage. I've tried layering bandages and that doesn't work either. So maybe there's something I can do without bandages? PLEASE HELP!!!!!
3 Answers
August 10, 2012
Aww man.. were in the same boat. lol i had no idea that other people avoided showering bc of skin picking pain lol. i think vaseline helps me. if im in a situation where im afraid to shower but i know i have to i put a shit ton of vaseline on the wound and then jump in, it provides a nice buffer and allows me some time before the soap and hot water start to penetrate and sting. hope this helps... even though im like a month late... :) but i just found this site last nite!!! love it!!!!
August 10, 2012
Just found this site and YES, I do know of something. **HYDROCOLLOID** bandages can be found at Safeway and will stick for days and are water-tight. They will pull moisture out of your wound and if left on will heal the skin. There are others made by Nexcare that are a little more costly found at other store. GOOD LUCK! and hope you see this!

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