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I am 38 and had a major skin picking session the other night that lasted hours. I am a skin picker and usually don't last that long, but I have triggers. I hadn't slept for almost two nights because of new medication (!) and just. couldn't. stop!! Now I can't go to my grad school classes at all (and we're only allowed ONE miss per class!) it is so bad that the scabs are white. The sores hurt horribly, they are so deep. I have never done it this badly (think like that one episode of CSI Las Vegas where the model was a face picker), and I knew sleep deprivation could cause it but there was nothing I could do! I've gone off the medication but now it doesn't matter. This is awful... I have to work at my internship on Saturday and I can't bow out so it will be tough explaining. I've noticed a few posts here on what to use for healing - I can't use your usual topical antibiotics because I am allergic to them but can anyone recommend anything else? I've suffered from staff infections before and they recommended a bleach bath (just a small capful of bleach to a bath of water) to treat, so I did that this morning. I'm house-bound in a horrible way right now. :o( An awful by-product of this disorder. Also, has anyone had any success with specific SSRI's? Regardless, the pain is horrible but the shame is worse. Sigh.