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June 09, 2016

I pick my ears, especially when I'm stressed with school. I hate the icky feeling of the ear healing itself, so it kinda becomes a vicious cycle. I've found that Vaseline can help sooth the itchyness of healing, and it's a deterrent because I don't like the feeling of picking out Vaseline, so I actually notice when I pick, and I can more easily stop. I THINK Vaseline can help keep out germs while your natural wax is growing.
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March 08, 2017

This is happening to me too. I have scabs, but not an infection yet. I recently started picking my ears, and it is not a fun time. I'm trying to stop but gen my finger will just be in my ear. Hopefully we can all get help!!!!
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March 08, 2017

And I know I'm very late to this thread, but I'm so glad I found out I'm not the only one. Like the places that I pick- my ears and head(no I don't have lice I promise)- are because I can't see the damage I'm wreaking. I picked my foot once and it was very bloody and I haven't picked there since. I can't see the scabs I'm making, I don't know how bad t really is. Also, sometimes my ear hurts like something's in it until I pick out some dry skin? Does this happen to anyone else?? I just want to say again I'm so happy I found this. I just picked my ear again right before I typed this, but I hope we all recover!
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April 17, 2017

I have had this habit since I was a child of picking at my ear and smelling it because It feels like something's in it, have gone to doc. and ER about it several times they tell me nothings in there I don't know what to do its a habit like every sec. I do it when no ones looking or a lot more when I am alone when I stick my finger in my left ear it always has a smell that's just odd to me so I keeping picking it and it pops only when I stick my finger in it.
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April 23, 2017

I have been picking my ears for over ten years. I love the way it feels and geting chunks of wax out. I don't pick anywhere else. I created a lot of problems doing this. I do this when i am board. i mostly do it now for the itching. I am so embaressed about it. I have lost of ear infections. I am always trying to find new ent doctor cause i am embarressed when the infection clears up then in couple months it comes back due to the picking. I also have loud buzzing in ears and other noses that with meds take a long time to go away. I think i might do this when i am half asleep and not know it. I am trying to stop. I could never admit i do this and am afraid that dr might ask me.
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November 05, 2019

i'm so glad i found this site i've been picking my ears for 30 years, i started in my 20's and am in mymid 50's .....i just found this site today....am so glad yall !!!! I need to stop doing this. been doing it more the last 4 or 5 years from stress I think, and yes because somehow it feels good to "clean" my ears so nobody sees how dirty they are inside. Gawd this is weird, i though I was the only one who did this awful habit....
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May 06, 2020

I had the same problem for the longest time picking up my ears and I finally found the answer it's a cream with peptides really any cream with peptides will do
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July 29, 2020

I'm glad I found some like-minded folks. My problem is that I keep getting uber-painful outer ear infections, and have to keep going to the doctor for antibiotic drops or if it's really bad, oral antibiotics. I can't keep doing this but I also can't stop. Sometimes over-the-counter Polysporin drops will nip an infection in the bud but not always. Does anyone else use something else to fight infection?
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December 19, 2020

Hi everyone. I’m having the same issue and I’m really frustrated with myself and embarrassed. Would anyone want to chat sometime? Does this site have a chat function?

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