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As I sit here typing this, my face nd hands are a mass of thick yellow and red scabs. I'm 45 years old and somewhere over the course of the last year, I developed a picking problem. It started when my doctor put me on ADD meds. Seemed to bring out the OCD side of me. Before last Christmas, I started plucking my eyebrows and ended up permanently disfiguring my eyebrow area. I will start picking my face at night in front of the mirror and the next thing I know, the sun is coming up. It's ruining my life and my kids are disgusted by me. I went to the beach 2 weeks ago for a vacation and got a lot of sun thinking that would be good for my skin. A few days ago I noticed some thick crust on my hairline and started digging at it with tweezers. Fast forward a few days and now my entire forehead and some of my cheek area is a bloody scabbed mess. I pull a scab off and end up pulling at what's oozing underneath the scab. I bought some anti fungal cream and shampoo to help with this. I am attending a concert out of town in 5 days and will be meeting my favorite band. This morning I woke up and sobbed when I looked at my face and hands. I threw away all my tweezers and sharp objects used to pick my face but need to know what I can do to heal my face as quickly as possible. I want to change so badly and never pick again!