I suffer from sever eczema. It goes away from time to time but I've noticed that when I had a really bad breakout last year there are certain scabs that just don't seem to heal. After a while, I've noticed that picking at them started to become a bad habit. And then it became a stress reliever. Whenever I get mad I pick the hell out of my scabs. There are two particular favorites that I have; they're behind my leg and about 5 inches away from each other and they have never healed for the past year and a half.
The scab I have on the very bottom of my leg, above my ankle; was actually healing really good. Until I picked it one day and I noticed that under the scab I picked, had little spikes on them. I then became obsessed with seeing the spikes. So I don't even let the scab heal. Two days is the most I go without picking at it. A few weeks later I noticed that the spikes became thicker. It pleases me to know that I'm taking 'foreign things' out of my body like that.
But a few weeks ago I've started to notice that there different things coming out of the scab. I picked my scab about a month ago and noticed something in my wound. It was a little white dot and kinda looked like a whitehead. I squeezed my wound and it hurt like hell, but I found so much pleasure in seeing what I got out of it. It looked like a little whitehead. It was hard and shaped like a little ball. Ever since then, I've noticed that-that particular scab is starting to have those white balls coming out of it, or with the scab - connected to it when I pick it. And I look at my wound it now has little holes when I pick it.
Does anyone know what these balls are? And why do my scabs have spikes on them? Or they at least resemble spikes.. This is the main reason why I love to pick my scabs. I don't do it for the pain of it. I just like seeing what's beneath it and what's on my scab.