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I'm new to this and have never spoken or written a msg on a forum before, so hello. I was recently alerted to the "skin picking" condition after watching a television show on strange addictions. I've always been aware of my so called scab picking, however I nearer knew it was an actual condition and thee are others out there like myself. I remember picking scabs from a young age as I was and still am, allergic to mosquito bites and once I've scratched at my skin - I create scabs and sores that get very infected and weepy. I've picked at my scabs all my life, they have always been mainly on my legs which has always made me very self conscious growing up and still, ago the age of 35 yrs old - I'm still very self conscious of this. I also pick my nose, so much so that when I was younger I had constant nose bleeds and even now as an adult, I have a perforated septum, I believe from constant picking! The revolting thing is and I have NEVER told anybody this, is that I eat my scabs and boogies. It's disgusting and I'm unaware as to why I do it! Does anyone else do this? I constantly pick at anything, scabs on nah part of my body, my nose, scabs on my scalp, skin around my fingers and I eat all the skin!!! I have come to the realization that I do this all the time, without any awareness and have only now realized that his is an actual condition and I need help. I also suffer from major depression and anxiety - that I was officially diagnosed with about 4 yrs ago. Can anybody relate? I'm kinda grossed out by myself and embarrassed.