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March 01, 2009

Hey Bas, so what do you know about acne excoriee? I would appreciate the info.
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March 01, 2009

i kno a bit, i have a prescription cream i only use on scabs that have been infected, its a gentamacin sulfate based compound i think, anyway anything short of a prescription drug or cream wont help much once its become excoriated. so see a dermatologist or a general practicioner. cocoa butter will help a bit i suppose tho
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March 01, 2009

Yeah, I've been meaning to go to a dermatologist, but I haven't had the chance to do so. I will go though...eventually. Thanks for the cocoa butter tip, I'll definitely give it a try.
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March 01, 2009

also, after u pick, try rubbing peroxide or isopropyl alchohol on the area. Or before you pick you can apply some surgical antiseptic, which can actually be purchased at most pharmacies. to prevent further infection, and cut ur nails
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March 01, 2009

Thanx a whole lot. Congratulations on the scabs thing, it is a great accomplishment. I know the feeling, I feel great after a pimple disappears without having pocked at it.
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March 01, 2009

thanks bud, and good luck to you
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March 01, 2009

Yeah, good luck to you too.
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March 02, 2009

hey guys, bas here. Another good day for me, only picked about 4 or 5 tiny scabs all day. I think i also feel a lot happier in general. Thanks for the support everybody. il be online for the next couple of hours so feel free to ask questions or comment or just chat if u want.
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March 02, 2009

oh also, for the men, studies show that arm , back and chest acne comes from the hormone dht, which is Guys can bypass this conversion by taking prescription clomid or novadex, ask your doctor if your intersted. Also, for guys under 40, taking these will also yield other benefits, such as increased sex drive and muscular endurance, due to the higher level of testosterone retention in the blood stream. Basically how these work is they simply stop the testosterone from converting to dht, thereby cutting body acne.
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March 03, 2009

had a bit of a relapse today, picked on my left arm, caught myself and stopped. It looks kinda wierd, one arm bieng picked and the other bieng clean but at least i kno that if i catch myself i can stop it
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March 03, 2009

had a terrible day today, i got 5 detentions and my dad had to go to the hospital. i relapsed completly and picked almost every scab on my body, both arms, chest, face, back, legs, all of it.
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March 03, 2009

I feel in your pain bb91:(. WOW! 5 detentions?? what happened? I hope everything is okay with you. That's sucks and you had to start all over again for picking on your whole body. Mine is my back where I picks last night while i was sleeping. I was tying to quit but it's hard for not picking on scabs on my back. I'm here for you bb91! Just take it easy for now.
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March 04, 2009

oh deedee ur an angel lol. i was late, so that was one, then i hit this kid cuz he gave me atitude so that was 2, then instead of apologizing i cursed him off, so that was 3, the teacher was offended cuz i didnt apologize to her so that was four, and i didnt shave my my beard so i got 5. i kno the back is killer, especially cuz the skin is thick so its hard to get the good stuff out.
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March 04, 2009

lol, Yes, I am an angel! oh my god, that kid got a bad atitude to you was a shameful. Yes, the back was real killer but it was weird, I starting picking on my back when I starting to feel good but some other days, I didn't pick at all, I was feeling sick a bit but that was quite weird to me. Well my back was a in a hole while i was picking so the next day, I will puts the cream on to make it better. I didn't feel hurt at all so I'm tough to beat lol. Sometimes on my arm was sore also due to the pickings on my skins. Let's just say Life sucks! but I make it better days anyway. I hope you don't get in trouble bb91! Watch out that kid's atitude!
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March 16, 2009

It is a relief to know you're not alone. I am 40 years old and have been picking for 20 years. My skin picking is solely done on my chin to extract ingrown hairs. It starts out as a red bump that is extremely painful to touch. It then turns into a pus filled sore which will not heal until the hair is removed. It is so frustrating because I can see the hair but it is so embedded that I have to use a needle to get it out. The hair is encased in a clear capsule looking thing. I have to get the needle "under" this capsule and it literally pops out, then the blemish heals in a day or so. I use exfoliating wash which does help. If I don't have an ingrown hair, then I don't pick. When I get really close to the mirror, I can see about 10 hairs under the surface of the skin. I usually have one or two of these which will get inflammed and the picking begins. I may spend hours determined to get the hair out because I know this is the only way it will heal. Just curious to know if this story sounds like yours. Also, my chin is so damaged it is dented and bumpy. Are there any products that truly work on scar revision. I have tried mederma, scar zone, and several copper peptide products with not luck. Is surgery an option? Seems like that would result in more scarring. Lastly, if I stopped picking tomorrow, will my skin ever return to normal?
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March 16, 2009

Sorry, this is in the wrong place!