Pubic area ingrown hair picking- HELP!


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February 17, 2018

Have you told you psychiatrist yet?
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June 18, 2018

I've done the same thing and feel the same way...I've even used make up down there to try cover the damage I've done. But I've used the calamine treatment, tea tree/coconut oil , Neosporin, eucerin , neem oil, everything! They all eventually heal the wounds caused by picking , but unfortunately there is no miracle over night cure...
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July 26, 2018

This is the best way I've found to clean, heal, and reduce pain from pubic sores due to picking. First, clean and irrigate wound with Sterile Saline wound wash. This cleans the wound and promotes healing. Pat dry and moisten a 4×4 inch sterile gauze pad with the same saline wash. Don't use the non stick pads. When I had MRSA in a self inflicted groin wound the doctor told me the non stick pads do not facilitate the drainage of wounds adequately. Keeping the gauze moist with the saline spray is the key to healing and pain reduction. Next, you'll want to secure the bandage. One of the most challenging things for wounds in this area is attaching the bandage and keeping it in place. You can try placing a dry gauze pad or a menstrual pad over your moist bandage and securing with adhesive surgical tape, but it's often ineffective. For me, wearing the boy short cut panties helped the most with both securing the bandage and being the most comfortable. Make sure to change your bandage daily and if it becomes dry, moisten with saline spray. So, after trying multiple healing remedies and different bandages ( ex: neosporin, aquafore, skin anteseptics, essential oils, coconut oils, air dry, non stick pads, etc.) saline wound wash, sterile gauze pads and time is how I treat and heal my pubic area after a skin picking episode. I learned this technique from the surgeons at the wound clinic when I had MRSA. I hope this helps you!!!!
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July 26, 2018

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July 30, 2018

I suffer with this as well (even use the same methods). I don’t pick around my fingernails, but I bit my nails almost incessantly until I was in my early 20s. For the most part I have stopped biting them, but I clean them all the time to manage the urge to bite them. I have yet to find a solution to my derm issue & have seen seen seen a handful of dermatologists in the past 6-7 years to find a remedy for my ingrown hairs (folliculitis - which affects my arms, legs, pubic area... you name it), issues with not sloughing dead skin, & extreme keratosis (arms, legs, stomach, buttocks) with no avail. I even have large, persistent cycles on my breasts, which have severely affected my dating life, mental & physical health, & self-confidence. I’m currently under the care of the head of dermatology at my state’s medical university (have been for 6 months now) with no change. I feel your pain & am willing to do whatever it takes to have smooth skin below the neck. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
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June 02, 2021

For everyone above- while I don’t seem to feel as impulsive as some of you, I’m still a picker myself and maybe it’s only because I do craft and woodwork, but I have a suggestion I’ve discovered is immensely satisfying and gives the same sensation as actual picking, and may help distract your hands from more sensitive areas and prevent damage. Use high strength glue on your hands and wrists. Smear wood glue, elmers glue (super glue if you are ok with the area being a bit red) to leave a thin film on your skin. It feels the same as picking off a sunburn but isn’t actually skin!! Thicker glue spots feel more like scabs. And you can pick, refresh, pick, refresh, without doing permanent damage, as long as you don’t reapply to the same location too frequently. You can even do it on your legs or feet if you need variety. I understand that the source of picking should be addressed, but as a wise person once told me-knowing that someone shouldn’t be shitting in the river upstream doesn’t change the fact that there is currently shit in your water. You (and I) should try to figure out why you feel the compulsion to pick. But since knowing that isn’t going make the issue better, I offer you an alternative. Try the glue solution! Let me know if it helps! Cheers everyone! May your path be straight, the sun be warm, the be wind gentle, the shade be plentiful and the best drink in the world awaiting your arrival.