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I am a 59 yo female. I've only been picking my skin about 1 year. I've read online that skin picking disorder starts by age 45. So do I really have it or is it some other reason.?
I pick at little tiny black spots and white bumps on my arms and the backs of my hands.
I pick all the scabs in the morning and off and on through out the day.
I examine my hands and arms when I'm in good lighting to look for new "spots". If I see any, I immediatly pick them.
I've on a few occasions picked scabs in the dark.
If there is much bleeding I wipe it with a finger wettened in my moutg.
I feel embarrassed in public places but I live in area where the daytime temp makes it impossible for me to wear long sleeves. Still, I don't stay home.