picking and peeling skin on ears / scalp... 10+ years


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May 23, 2019

Please comment ... Would love to hear anyone's opinions or thoughts on this. Very lonely.
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May 24, 2019

Which drugs are you taking? Drugs will alter your mind state and leave you with major mood swings and depression. I understand that certain drugs also cause itching beneath the skin, or crawling sensations. Please take care of yourself and try to get off the drugs. About the dermatitis...I have had an experience with that. My dermatitis was caused by allergies to pet parakeets. Then I began to experience chemical sensitivities, mold sensitivity. I would recommend that you get an allergy test. It could be anything, from an ingredient in your shampoo, to feather pillows. I remember I had to get rid of my feather pillows due to a sensitivity to them as well. My dermatitis was behind my right ear. It was raised and red/with white flakes. Tell me more about your life. You said you were a misfit and feel you might have had a weak immune system. Was your life stressful when you were young? There is usually a huge psychological component to this illness.
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May 24, 2019

Thank you for your support. It means a lot to me to be able connect with someone who has suffered the same thing. I am in honestly no state to answer those questions right now, but I will later... I consider your words strongly. I just need to focus on my health right now. I agree that this condition can be worsened by psychological trauma / stress. I am working to take the steps I need to get my life in order... I feel like I shouldn't even be here, though.
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May 31, 2019

Trying to cope with crippling depression as my situation continually worsens. I spend days I can't afford trying to rest and enjoy myself; only to make the scabbed area ever bigger and more reddened by bleeding... The urges to pick my earlobe are coming more frequently, only hours after scabbing... Which means the scab has been spreading below my earlobe, towards my jawline. Every day I have to try and hide the obvious redness and scabbing around my right ear, as unfortunately my hair isn't long enough to cover it yet. Every hour; my desperate, shamed self turns to thoughts of suicide, crime, and total isolation. It somehow relieves me to think I could just end it all when I'm at my worst. I've been dancing with the fear of death for about a week, and it seems to go away the more you think about it... I just want you all to know your problems could be worse; because suicide is on my mind literally every hour of the day. I don't have much time before my financial situation could possibly be far worse... I'm hoping I can turn around my condition before I have to be working again, but it seems impossible sometimes.
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May 31, 2019

Sincerely wishing you all the best with your recovery, and I'm sorry I couldn't get involved with the community more. Unfortunately things have spiraled out of control for me, and I'm just sending my message out to those who will read it... Sadly, this is the only place anyone would care about me.