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Sorry if this has already been discussed. I pick mostly on my legs and it's gotten to the point where contact with anything, including pants, makes them hurt, but every time I see them I pick more. Is there anything that can reduce the pain, besides tylenol and ibuprofen?
October 29, 2012
Hello!! The best thing I have ever found for easing the pain I've inflicted upon myself is to STOP picking!!!! You will be amazed at how fast the pain subsides when you just leave yourself alone. It's extremely hard to do, but trust me, it can be done.
October 30, 2012
I too pick my legs, from the ankle all the way up my thighs. I actually won't allow myself to take any medication. The pain is a reminder of what I shouldn't be doing. I try to wear leggings or pants at all times. It would take more effort to get through to pick, which usually gives me time to realize what I'm doing and stop. I find an issue with particles and materials from the pants getting into the scabs. I will soak in a bath and LIGHTLY dab off any debris that has gotten inside. Sometimes they get infected if I don't.