Hand/fingers red and leathery


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April 28, 2009

I know exactly what you are feeling. The shame, the horror, of what you can do to your body, your hands, your thumbs and fingers. I pick at the flesh around my thumbs (where my index fingers can dig into the scar tissue). Even after it bleeds and aches, I will pick some more. I see the piles of curling shards-strips of skin and I wonder what the hell I am doing. I keep telling my friends and my BF that it's because I wash my hands so much everyday (day care) that my skin is raw and sore and UGLY. I don't pick as far down my thumb as you do, but it's pretty deep and nasty. I wish I had all the $$ I have spent on antibiotic creams and band-aids - don't you? :) I try to be Zen-like about it, and stay in the moment and try not to pick, but it DOES provide a release (from what?) and I do it without even thinking. I have been doing this for 30 years. I can't imagine doing this another 30!
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April 28, 2009

I know what you mean. I have been doing this ( not my fingers, but my whole body) for 37 years or there abouts. When will it stop? I don't know. I wish that I had the answers. I feel scared when I here people talk about there young children showing signs of this disorder. Do I tell them about this website or not? Some of them are strangers. How do you go about telling a stranger that it sounds like their child has dermatilliamania without them thinking, well, how the H*** would you know? and you're right about the feeling of release; my is from stress. sometimes the stress is'nt even mine. how weird is that?