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November 22, 2012

Hi, first time poster! I have been like this for as long as I can remember, started with nose picking but it is like I have an obsession with mucus now! I have tried to stop but this has never worked I'm now trying to embrace this behaviour quality. Just interested as to whether you guys think there is a reason behind us doing this? I've been asked by some friends before if it relates to something that happened in my childhood which I think could be the case...
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December 27, 2012

I do have a problem I do pick scabs on my scalp face and body and eat them I also have picked my nose untill it is scabby and infected inside my nostrils. I fear I may have carried something from my scalp to my nostrils because they are sore swollen and scabby inside. No one knows nor is it visible but my scalp has several scabs especially one very painfull even pussy one on the back of my neck in my hair line which weeps into my hair yet I still can not leave it alone. I scratch the oil of my face and scalp and scrape it from under my nails with my teeth I scratch the plaque off my teeth and eat it. I do not look like the scabby nose picking type but I am and I want to stop I am 45 and it seems to be getting worse every year. I do not want my girls to pick up this habit and I would hate my husband or friends to realise. Does anyone know why this happens if it is a primitive habit or a nervous disorder. Also is any one else suffering pain from the scabs on their scalp.
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February 14, 2013

So glad to know I'm not the only picker/eater out there! I've been biting my nails (and chewing them until they're dissolved) as well as picking my nose and eating the boogers for as long as I can remember. The nail biting/chewing came from my dad, he actually has my mom save her nails after she clips them for him to chew, I don't go so far as that, I only chew my own. The nose picking came from my mom, but I don't do it in front of anybody. When I was in high school and had pimples, I would pop those and eat the heads if it was hard. I also enjoy popping my boyfriend's pimples, but I don't eat his just my own.
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February 21, 2013

I'm so glad I found this site. I've been a puller (hair) aka trichotillomaina but in the last 2-3 months it has moved to other parts. I pick at my scalp and sometimes my pimples... It grosses me out personally (no hate on anyone who does) but I don't know how to stop. I've been living in denial for so long that it's taken me about 2 years to even look up what I've been doing to myself!! and now I'm really freaked out that I might have Rapunzel Syndrome or something..anyways, this is a great place to vent, I'm so happy I'm not alone, I can now have support in taking steps to end this. Thank you all.
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February 27, 2013

You and I are completely alike. I have been picking my big toe caullouses (and munching o the skin) since I was a child, along with eating bogers. I know ay habit is shared by other people, but I would never think another woman eats her discharge like I do. This really bothesr me, but those 2 are big big secrets that only a few people know about (the toe, not the discharge), but I've picked up picking at my LIPS (face, not vagina) and it's awful. I look like I have herpes when I'm disease free and just feel awful about it. Thank you for psting this. I signed up JUST to comment and let you know you're not alne.
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May 30, 2013

Hello, first time here. Thought I'd post becausecI just realized my habits. Ever since I was little, I've picked at my scabs and ate them, I've had dandruff and ate whats under my nails after I run them through my hair, I've also eaten my boogers and now as I'm older, I realize I pop my pimples, eat the puss, and eat my black and whiteheads I have always been very ashamed of it and this is the first time I'm open about it. Now I know I'm not the only one. I want to quit so bad, but its very hard. And I don't want any counseling or anything. I'm very weirded out by this realization.
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June 07, 2013

Thank you so much for being so honest and posting. I feel so much better knowing that I am not alone. I do or have tried variations of everything you do. Just, omg I am not alone. I am so happy that you shared. Truly, thank you.
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June 27, 2013

I stumbled upon this conversation after a google search on 'picking and eating pimples'. As a teenager I've had acne ranging over my face, chest and back. I also have Rosacea - basically I blush really easily. My pimples used would aggressive red or bloody from the amount of popping and picking I would do and pretty soon I started eating the puss. Since then, I still eat all the puss from pimples that I get now, I often pick the grit out under my fingernails and eat it, i pick at the skin on the sides of my nails and rip it off with my teeth. I chew my lips dry and occasionally clean my ears with my finger and taste the only outer ear wax. When in the right mood I have tasted my own cum. I try to keep to my habit at home, but occaisionally my family see and mostly glance away or tell me to stop biting my nails (heard that all my life from my Step-Mother!) Reading peoples posts, I didn't even realise it was a thing and I guess its nice to know.
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July 08, 2013

OH, WHERE DO I BEGIN, IM 49 AND IVE HAD THIS PROBLEM SINCE CHILDHOOD. IM IN THE MIDDLE OF CHEMO TREATMENTS FOR BREAST CANCER BUT IM STILL PICKING. MY WOUND ON MY CHEST IS 2 1/2 INCHES LONG AND PART KELOID. IM TRYING TO STOP SO I WONT GET INFECTION WHEN WHITE CELLS ARE LOW. I PICK AND PEEL TILL CHUNKS COME OFF AND I START TO GET BLOOD CLOTS. JUST GLAD IM NOT ALONE WITH THIS PROBLEM. I PRAY I FIND PEACE AND SOLUTION ONE DAY.
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July 30, 2013

Hello I am a fifteen year old girl who is (not to offend anyone who enjoys these habits) suffering from most of the mentioned compulsions. All my life I have been a nose picker and booger eater (earliest memory of this habit being five years old) and was just recently able to stop myself from biting my nails. As the years went by and I hit puberty I fell into new habits such as; tasting my own vaginal discharge and eating puss from pimples anywhere on my body. If I am alone I cannot help touching my face and picking at pimples. I have enough self control not to create too bad of scabs and I know that I do not have nearly as bad of acne as I did when I was thirteen. Sometimes I find comfort in these activities but most of the time I am embarrased, or frustrated at my lack of self-control. I do not want embrace these habits or diss on any of you open people. I just want help. I am about to confess some of theres habits with my mom and boyfriend, I know or am at least sure that all of these habits stem from a lack of self control. Please feel free to give me any advice
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August 02, 2013

Hello fellow pickers, picas!! We have always been ashamed of our behavior! (I bite my nails,when I'm stressed till they bleed, eat everything skin/snot/earwax wise, wearing false nails helps me I still chew on the falsies just harder to break,not great for my teeth.Anyway just wanted to let you all know something.WE ARE ANIMALS! Ever watched animal planet and seen monkeys grooming themselves or others? They all eat their boogers,and scabs,flees,ticks and the skin that comes with it. Ever seen a dog with a cone around their necks? Because it is INSTINCT,to lick and pick with their teeth at their wound. Ever seen a anxious cat groom itself till its fur falls out and pull on its nails. My point is we are not disgusting we are human animals who suffer from various forms of anxiety /depression,mild OCD or ADD.YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF! Talk to your Dr if you want treatment.As you can see you are far from alone.:D
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August 07, 2013

Hi I know this is an older post, but I am 19 years old. I've struggled with scab picking, I like to put peroxide on the open wounds afterwards. And I always eat the scabs, I will pick at my scalp and eat what's under my nails, I eat my boogers, I chew on my cheeks, lips, and tounge until it bleeds and then rinse my mouth with peroxide to feel the burning sensation. I like to eat my whiteheads and blackheads, and eat the dirt under my nails and toenails. I'll scratch the dead skin inside and behind my ears and eat it, and also eat the skin around my nails. My mom knows about some of this but not to the extent I do it. I really thought I was weird. But at least know you're not weird, and I can know I'm either.
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September 24, 2013

I do the same as you. It started in my mid-teens. I am now 43. I am disgusted with myself. Wish I could stop, but I really enjoy eating the whiteheads and scabs, much I hate admitting so. I also have trichotillomania, bipolar and add. I'm a mess.
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August 14, 2013

Hey, listen to me. When I was little, I was shamed for biting my nails and picking my nose. My aunt told me that I would get nosebleeds from picking my nose. But now that I'm older, and I have been trained as an evolutionary biologist and been a mom to two boys, I want to tell everyone that is not a disease or problem, unless you are doing something so excessively that you are actually hurting yourself. It is normal to want to taste everything about yourself, because that is a primary way for us to gather information about ourselves. If eating your own boogers or puss or pimples or scabs or vaginal fluids or seminal emissions or whatever, actually hurt you in some way, then you should try to stop. Why shouldn't we touch or taste ourselves? It is a good way to notice if you're experiencing a bacterial or yeast infection. Men and women often enjoy their partners' fluids, right? Even find them sexy. Otherwise, it is only society wanting to force us human animals to behave in an unnatural manner, imposing shame for perfectly normal behaviors. Just see how shameful it is for people to even fart or belch. A lot of older women and men have trouble with incontinence to some degree, and it isn't their FAULT, just a natural part of getting older, but they still feel very ashamed for their loss of control. It is unfortunately that we are so ashamed, that we can't even acknowledge that some things don't need to be controlled, and shouldn't have to be. Try to learn to be comfortable with your urges and just let them be private. If people don't want to see you do it, and it doesn't have to happen in public, then no big deal. If anyone makes a comment, stand up for yourself and let them know that is a natural grooming and information gathering impulse that hurts no one. Almost all animals engage in self-grooming involving some eating/picking/licking/smelling, if not extensively, and we might be better connected with our health and fitness if we did more of it for ourselves and our loved ones. Grooming each other is primal to social intimacy, which is very important, and it is so sad that in our society many of us have to visit and pay "professionals" to get this done nowadays. Then when the massage or pedicure is over, we go home and that moment of professional intimacy was wasted in a way, because it contributed none at all to making stronger bonds between you and your family and friends.
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December 19, 2013

Thank you so much for that intelligent, thoughful, forgiving statement. I'm sure you helped many people who read it.
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July 03, 2014

If it affects a persons life to the point of not being able to interact normally or feel comfortable and at ease around people, feeling so ashamed or that you can't talk to anyone or that it is such an extreme issue then a person should either see a doctor because their may be underlying medical issues, talk to a professional because there may be disorders that they can't control or shut down to where they can have a productive or enjoyable life. The other thing.. as a person with a lot of health issues I have to be on a lot of medications and some that are high risk medications that leave me with very little immune system.. it would be extremely dangerous for me (with everything that is being said and done) if even with normal daily interaction I was unaware and passed bacteria, parasites, infection, mucus, blood etc and that can be done many ways but especially if you are intimate with someone or date, kiss etc and they are unaware of your situation and what all you do (how mild or how severe) and what you could be passing to them. That is a health hazard for anyone but it is dangerous if someone has health issues. So for that reason they have a right to know (especial if you're intimate) and if they don't care or aren't concerned about risks then that is their choice but for them not to know.. that isn't right and can be dangerous. I completely understand a medical condition and realize it is a medical condition.. I think for the persons health and well being and anyone they are with they should talk to a doctor first (nothing to be ashamed of.. doctors hear everything and nothing is shocking or no one needs to feel ashamed. There is usually an answer or a condition..) But PLEASE think about your health and the health of the people you may expose or the person you are with. People that don't have health issues may not think it's a big deal but I give myself shots every week along with a lot of medications for arthritis, fibro and other health issues and I have to be careful around my own daughter cause even a cold can be dangerous and some things can be fatal. I think about not knowing and if someone didn't tell me and knew how dangerous exposing me to bacteria, mucus, blood.. parasites, everything has bacteria and germs but you can really carry some dangerous or harmful things. If you don't realize it research what all is in what you are eating, putting in your mouth, what all is under your fingernails, in your nose, hair, ears, genitals, feet etc just research what all you can carry then digest..
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September 13, 2014

best comment I have read in this thread so far, everything you wrote is true.
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October 07, 2013

as a sophmore in highschool, reading through these comments makes me feel like i am no longer alone. for the past few years, i have secretly dealt with severe depression and recently anorexia. i have always eaten. always. for as long as i can remember. i remember trying to avoid my family while doing it when i was little. i also struggle from anxiety attacks and the picking gets really bad during and around each episode. the skin around my fingernails is worn down and scabbed over. ive always picked at and eaten all of my cuticles, feet and hands. the skin on my feet is really thick, and i love to pick at that. ive also gotten into the habit of plucking the hair from my nostrils, eyebrows, eyelashes, and scalp. i pick at my scalp. ive done everything i can see in these comments before me, and while im not proud and i avoid people while doing it, i dont think i could ever change. i think ive used it as a part of my anorexia because while i am eating, cannot possible gain any weight because im eating the weight off myself. i love the taste of skin and im addicted to sucking at my own blood. it does get a little messy when that time of the month comes around (Im a girl). i just love the release feeling i get after i get my fingernail under a scab. ive even used toilet paper to help cuts clot faster, then i eat the blood ridden paper. because i have to be super careful about the state of my teeth because i am genetically missing two teeth and i have bridges, i stopped chewing for the most part at my nails, and they usually look fine, but i eat the top layer when it peels off and i cannot stand hangnails. whenever i am alone, reading a book, watching tv, doing anything, im always picking at my ears, my nose, my pimples, earwax, the oil on my face, anything. i cannot stand the feeling of my oily face and i end up scraping my forehead and nose and chin over and over to get rid of tiny pimples and i eat whatever i find under my nails, skin, dirt, anything. i dont have like normal ocd, and my room is a pigs sty, but this is like anxiety driven, and with two ap classes and all advanced looming over my shoulder along with hours of extra curricular activities, im always booked and always stressed, and i feel like i cannot escape this because wherever i go, my skin is always there. ive grown accustomed to using my fingernails to scrape dead skin off of any surface and eat that, and when i get sweaty, it really builds up on my palms and my feet and my cleavage. im just one super messed up person with one super f*cked up life, but it is really good to know im not alone.
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November 19, 2013

I have done the following: 1) eaten my boogers 2) eaten the secretions from my eyes 3) eaten skin from my feet 4) eaten skin from my lips 5) eaten vaginal secretions 6) eaten pus from my zits 7) drank my piss 8) licked my poop once I don't do this anymore.
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September 13, 2014

lol dont eat poop but do drink your urine and eat everything else your body produces because it strengthens your immune system and heals your body. primates pick and eat their ears, eyes and noses so it cant be wrong, it is nature
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December 19, 2013

OMG!!! I can't believe all of this. I swear, I am 55 years old and I thought I was the only one for so long. I'm going to read through all of the replies. Nobody admits to this. You are all so brave. I'll be back.
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February 06, 2014

Hi. I've been a picker and eater of a long long time. I used to pick my nose and eat it but I only do that once in a while. since I've developed eczema on my palms I love to let the blisters dry into round little scabs and I can peel little circles of skin from my palms. Because it has the dried serum fluid from the blisters in the center, chewing on it is so satisfying. It is the only thing I pick and chew consistently
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March 08, 2014

rachel,i get you competly i even do the kinkers thing too. its never affected me . i pick and eat scabs,snot,discarge,warts,coldsores,dryskin pretty much anything i know if you ask someone on the street if they do this they'll say euk! no never. but everyone's done one of these thing's at one point in there life. but don't go over board girl . you don't want to hurt your self =]but, it's like eating nutella with a spoon you just can't help it. hope it helps, lovemedd =]
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March 14, 2014

Wow. I totally feel so much better about myself knowing I'm not alone. I am a nail biter and nose picker since before I can remember. I developed trich during my late teens after my first serious run in with depression/anxiety. I was diagnosed with ADD shortly thereafter. I bite nails when I'm bored or during "brain engaged, body off" activities like reading or watching movies. I like to chew and eat the skin as well as the nails. I love the taste of my boogers. They're salty and sweet. My trich is isolated to one spot on the right side of my scalp toward the back. I pull the hair and pick the spot. Sometimes I make it bleed so there will be a scab to pick off. I don't eat the scab but I love to examine it. I use sharp objects to pick at it sometimes. I also love sniffing my own feminine odor. Especially on freshly worn underwear. I haven't the faintest idea why I enjoy it so much. But I do. I also love to pick black heads. Black heads are so satisfying. I just collect a small pile of my pickings and stare at it. Admiring it.
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March 23, 2014

I would like to say to all of those who are looking to quit their picking habits. I hope this helps; your body has natural ways of removing pollutants, irritants, and toxins through body fluids and secretions. By picking and ingesting what is purposefully expelled means you are reintroducing these pollutants, toxins, and irritants back into your body. Nose mucus contains bacteria, pathogens, etc that your body is removing in order to keep you from getting sick. Whiteheads are bacteria, sebum, and dead white blood cells that are supposed to leave your body. I can't say the same for cuticles and nails BUT those things are natural barriers keeping out harmful and foreign bacteria and fungus. Next time you pick, just remember that you are turning against your natural system and could get yourself sick beyond belief. I wish you all the best of luck and getting yourself healthier. To those who say it is okay to taste what your body expels....you MAY be right. Usually though, you can sense something is wrong just by smell alone. Have a great day all
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September 13, 2014

then why do primates pick their ears and noses and eat it if it is harmful??? i will tell you why, because it is actually helpful and makes your immune system very strong i eat my bogies, ear wax, my hairs from my head and body that fall out which doesnt happen often, dead skin, the sleep out of my eyes in the morning, drink my own urine and if i have a cut i immediately lick the wound. eating these things helps our bodies decode the information to see if there is anything wrong with our bodies and then creates antibodies which come out in our urine which is why i drink it. only thing i dont eat are my poo and my sperm and i also eat my nails but only when they get too long
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May 08, 2014

I read everyone post and I can say I used to pick on my nose, scabs, bite on my dead skin on my finger nails and eating them and lick under my nails from young age. I kept on doing it till my late 20s. With that I noticed I was always hungry and I notice in my poop a bacteria since my hands were always dirty and in my mouth. When I saw that I stopped entirely. I wash my hands constantly and hygeine freak. I read stories about bacteria that it can cause a lot of problems. Yes its a habit that nothing to be ashame of. But seeing something moving in ur poop made me think twice and completely stop.
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May 14, 2014

I eat my dog's scabs. I love the taste and can't wait til the sore heals a little bit so I can pick that salty blood taste. I love the texture too. No I'm not joking. Maybe I'm iron deficient - but I do love the taste.
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June 27, 2014

super movies
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September 02, 2014

I read through all the posts on this particular thread and though I don't eat any of the things some of the people who have posted do, I have always had the habit of picking/biting the skin around my fingernails, frequently until they bleed. One time to the point where one of my fingers got infected, caused two trips to the ER and I nearly lost my finger because of it. However, I am not posting to discuss my own issues, but to give some peace of mind to those who do and for those who do not understand to open their minds. For those who eat their vaginal discharge, this is no different than a girl/guy performing cunnilingus on a female. And even some guys/girls will do this during menstruation. So for those who say it is disgusting, you obviously have not have a healthy or experimental sexual experience. This also goes for seminal fluid and even breast discharge. Who knows what a guy or gal is actually getting out of a nipple they are pleasuring during sexual acts? And this isn't much different from a guy/gal suckling their pregnant girlfriend/wife. And for those who eat boogers and mucus from their nose... EVERYONE IN THE WORLD does this. How do I know? Every time a person "sucks snot" when they are ill and swallows it instead of spitting it out, you are doing the same thing, only internally. You may not be picking your boogers/snot and eating them, but they are still in your mouth and going down your throat just like those who do pick and eat. Just like one of my friends once told me who also had a habit of picking/biting the skin around her fingers, "Our skin is the sweetest meat." I always thought that was the grossest thing I have ever heard, but when you think about it, skin doesn't have much of a taste at all unless it's sweaty, bleeding, or otherwise infected. Yes, these issues probably do stem from some sort of mental illness, however nearly all of the population in the entire world suffers from sort of mental illness, no matter how mild or severe. But as you all have seen, you are not alone in this battle, and though society does tend to shame those who participate in these types of behaviors (and pretty much any type of behavior society cannot understand or is willing to admit they participate in themselves), when you have to hide what you do or become ashamed to do it, then you are ready to seek help for it. Like I have told my own son who picks and eats his boogers, if you have to hide it, then you know it's wrong. However, being wrong and being ready to get help does not necessarily mean it is easy. If you want to stop bad enough, you will do everything in your power to make it happen. Otherwise, take heart in knowing everyone in the world has at least one disgusting habit (disgusting by societal standards) that they either admit to doing or hide from the world. You are not alone.
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September 13, 2014

It is completely normal to consume anything that our bodies produce except for your poop. Primates eat the products of their ears, eyes and nose which proves it is natures way. I eat my bogies, ear wax, the sleep out of my eyes in the morning, I lick any wound and consume any blood from it, I eat my nails but only when they get too long, I eat my hairs from my head and body that fall out but that doesnt happen often, I eat my dead or hard dried skin sometimes, I have tried my sperm, I try not too bite the skin in my mouth, around my nails or my lips because it makes them sore, I have eaten blackheads and whitheads but when it comes to that I am more of a squeezer than a picker, Ihave eaten my scabs when I was younger but now I rarely get cuts or scrapes but when I do I urinate on them to heal them faster. And lastly I drink my own urine because it keeps my immune system strong and my skin healthy, Ieven wash my entire body in my urine first thing in the morning and now I dont have any spots to pop and eat lol the urine sermed to clear my skin up. your urine is the fountain of youth, it has been used to cure cancer, arthritis in fact every disease known because our bodies produce antibodies when their is something wrong inside or outside of us so in effect our bodies produce our own medicine and cures. remember urine is not a waste product and urine is in fact our blood which is distilled water filtered and purified by our kidneys to give us a golden drink of pure vitamins and everything we need gor a strong healthy body
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October 27, 2014

my husband, 34 years old, is a picker/eater. I realized my husband is a picker/eater, on the first day of our honeymoon. It was early morning (thats when he does it the most), we were on a bus and very happy and excited. He sneezed, i turned towards him to and say “bless you” , then i see him liking his palm after sneezing into it. I spun around so quickly, i didn’t believe my eyes. So for the next 10 days, i kept a close look on his, to prove i was wrong, but guess i am never wrong (just kidding). Before getting married, we lived in together for few months but i never realized about this habit of his at that time. We did long distance for a two years, married for more than a year but finally together for just 3 months now. It has been the most amazing 3 months of my life. But at the same time, i am more exposed to this habit of his. I wonder how he kept it as a secret when we were dating and its not so anymore. I think he knows by now that i know, coz few times after he had sneezed, i would offer tissue papers or if he sees that i am more attentive, he doesn’t eat his mucus after picking it. He bites his fingernails, pick toenails and eats it. Well, i guess would he pick everything on his body and eat it. But he is clean shaved and doesn’t have acne and stuffs. I havent talked to him regarding this habit of his, but i really wanted to talk to someone. He is very smart, sexy and very nice guy, everyone in his circle loves him. He has a very healthy social life. So, every time i see him pick/eat his nose i used to be very confused, coz i believed he must know what he is doing and that its not really socially acceptable. But i am not really disgusted by it anymore. The more i see him do it, i kinda get used to it. I really do love him and i am trying to accept him as he is. Also, I pick my nose too (don’t eat it though) and i must have bitten my nails as a teenager. I really don’t think it might harm him physically (except bad looking fingernails), there are way worse stuffs in our atmosphere that might harm you more. Therefore i try to give him his personal time in mornings. I won’t lie, it is really annoying if someone is constantly biting his/her nails while sitting beside you or is picking and licking their fingers. Especially when you are out with his friends, and we are all drinking and talking. My husband will be having conversations but also constantly keeps biting his nails. I get really embarrassed, i get this weird feelings thats his whole family and friends thinks its my duty to make him stop it. I really want to talk to him regarding this habit of his . But i think i will end up embarrassing and hurting him. He is a passive aggressive person, who have zero confrontational skills, and i am pretty much the same. But i am sure i will be here to talk/help/support him if he ever wants to open up. And i really want to thank you all for sharing your story. I now see that he is not alone. I hope i can share this forum with him someday, coz i really don’t know if he feels shame, depressed, guilty by this habit of his. And i don’t want him to feel that way. And to everyone else. There has been just a small change after the realization of my husband’s habit. We do less and less of intimate long kisses, and thats perfectly fine. Coz, he gives me more heads (lol) P.S.: would really like to read stories from their partners side and how theory deal with it. Thanks.
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August 06, 2015

You guys are all fricking weirdos. Who eats their nose and stuff out the undies. yuck
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August 18, 2015

What causes us to do this, my thing is scabs eye boogers and mucus never discharge or blood i have tried ear wax but not a big fan. I always wondered what was wrong with me,so today i decided to go online and wala here are others like me. I'm not alone. I still wonder where did this obsession come from??? If anyone has answers please advise. Oh and my nails use to be bloody and painful so i kept putting on acrylic nails until one day i noticed my nails grow fast but very thin. i decided to start polishing them every night. My mom has long and beautiful nails and she said take off the polish every night and put on a new coat. I did and finally my nails are growing and are getting stronger. plus I take hair nails and skin tablets. Oh and Knox can be put into your coffee every day and stir with a plastic spoon not metal spoon and drink it hardens your nails. good luck and thank you all for sharing.
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September 09, 2016

Thank you all for sharing. Have any of you actually gotten a diagnosis or received therapy for this? I am here because I adopted a child a year ago. I noticed early on that she was eats her boogers. No big deal, lots of children do. Then I learned that she was not only gnawing off and eating her fingernails, but also her toenails. Scabs... Just found out she is eating her vaginal discharge as well. I am so worried about her. I can't sleep. Can any of you offer any advise to help her? She's 8. Did you start as a child? Is this anxiety? OCD? Sexual dysfunction of some kind? Thank you for any kind responses.
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March 24, 2017

I do this too but has anyone ever gotten sick from It? Like I do it as if it's normal
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October 16, 2017

I can’t believe I’m not the only one doing this, I’ve been picking and eating my mucus since I can remember, at one point I told my therapist about it because I wanted to stop and I needed help. I did stop for a couple of years but went back. I never do it in front of people. If I don’t wanna eat it I will smear it on the wall or something. One thing I didn’t see anyone mention is eating mucus from your eyes. I like the salty taste and the harder the better. My nose and eyes is the only things I pick and eat. I do pick scabs off my skin but I don’t eat it.
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October 16, 2017

Sophiekk, I actually read somewhere that it’s actually good for your immune system. Maybe that’s why I don’t get sick often
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March 11, 2018

Well, I don't lick my own scabs or eat my boggers or any of that, but I lick my girlfriend's panties and pick the crust off of them any time I can. I also go through her friends laundry and do the same. It's a huge turn on and high to me.
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March 14, 2018

Dang...now that last post though.... Learning something new each day!
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March 14, 2018

Not the forum for that discussion methinks.
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May 01, 2018

I am so incredibly relieved to have found this site. As I sat here reading comments I took a huge sigh of relief knowing this habit I've hidden from the world for who knows how long is something not only I do. I am a huge picker, I pop, squeeze, drain, mutilate my face. I have deep cystic acne and will attack my face. Be they deep cysts, white heads, black heads, pimples, ingrown hairs, any bump blemish scab or sore gets attacked. Dried scabs or flakey skin get chewed on, anything under my nails gets scrapped across my teeth and cosumed. My fingers are always busy picking, squeezing, etc...... I have acrylic nails but still bite the edges and my cuticles and eat them. With my cuticles or ingrown nails I'll attack them until an infection or sore under the skin grows, then the next day I'll mess with it trying to squeeze out puss or that clear fluid. It becomes very painful but squeezing it and that pressure is one of those "good hurts" like when you get a massage and they hit a deep knot in your back. Its painful but weirdly satisfying and pleasureable. I've never told anyone about eating my boogers, mucus from my nose but I dig at it like crazy. I'll wipe my nose across the back of my hand amd will lick off the stringy, sticky mucous left. With boogers like many seem to agree, the crunchier the better. I'll take the back side of tweezers and scrape out my ear canal and outter ear to get wax, dried skin, dirt etc... out. I dont eat the ear stuff because its bitter but I wipe it on my pants which leaves an icky mess. My picking of my face is so bad that I'll start and will lose an hour of time up in the mirror picking any and all bumps and blemishes. I love finding a bump on my scalp and will pick making it bigger and worse than ever. I wont let it heal because I'm too busy picking it constantly through the day. Ive gad giant sores covering a good section of my scalp which because I'm platinum blonde is very visible to others. I make up stories saying I have no idea where it came from but know damn well its my doing. Its getting concerning that I will create mountains out of mol hills in regards to my sores, pimples, etc..... I started lactating due to hormone treatment for endometriosis amdnie squeeze my nipples like crazy to get thr milk out. Anything I can squeeze and get something out of gets attacked evem after becoming painful. Im so relieved to finally say that I eat my skin, boogers and that I have major serious picking issues. I'm thankful to not be alone. Oh and I will pick and pop on my signifiganf other as well. If I feel a bump of any kind even with them protesting.... the picking happens
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May 01, 2018

I am so incredibly relieved to have found this site. As I sat here reading comments I took a huge sigh of relief knowing this habit I've hidden from the world for who knows how long is something not only I do. I am a huge picker, I pop, squeeze, drain, mutilate my face. I have deep cystic acne and will attack my face. Be they deep cysts, white heads, black heads, pimples, ingrown hairs, any bump blemish scab or sore gets attacked. Dried scabs or flakey skin get chewed on, anything under my nails gets scrapped across my teeth and cosumed. My fingers are always busy picking, squeezing, etc...... I have acrylic nails but still bite the edges and my cuticles and eat them. With my cuticles or ingrown nails I'll attack them until an infection or sore under the skin grows, then the next day I'll mess with it trying to squeeze out puss or that clear fluid. It becomes very painful but squeezing it and that pressure is one of those "good hurts" like when you get a massage and they hit a deep knot in your back. Its painful but weirdly satisfying and pleasureable. I've never told anyone about eating my boogers, mucus from my nose but I dig at it like crazy. I'll wipe my nose across the back of my hand amd will lick off the stringy, sticky mucous left. With boogers like many seem to agree, the crunchier the better. I'll take the back side of tweezers and scrape out my ear canal and outter ear to get wax, dried skin, dirt etc... out. I dont eat the ear stuff because its bitter but I wipe it on my pants which leaves an icky mess. My picking of my face is so bad that I'll start and will lose an hour of time up in the mirror picking any and all bumps and blemishes. I love finding a bump on my scalp and will pick making it bigger and worse than ever. I wont let it heal because I'm too busy picking it constantly through the day. Ive gad giant sores covering a good section of my scalp which because I'm platinum blonde is very visible to others. I make up stories saying I have no idea where it came from but know damn well its my doing. Its getting concerning that I will create mountains out of mol hills in regards to my sores, pimples, etc..... I started lactating due to hormone treatment for endometriosis amdnie squeeze my nipples like crazy to get thr milk out. Anything I can squeeze and get something out of gets attacked evem after becoming painful. Im so relieved to finally say that I eat my skin, boogers and that I have major serious picking issues. I'm thankful to not be alone. Oh and I will pick and pop on my signifiganf other as well. If I feel a bump of any kind even with them protesting.... the picking happens
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November 15, 2018

Shockedaboutthis First of all I love You! But What you said was ABSOLUTELY NOT NICE! How could you say a child should be taken away from her mother?!?! It’s judgementle people like you that make this world SO UGLY!!! All the mother is doing is groom her child as a cat or dog would do for their new born litter! It’s NATURAL! And I believe this is how we were in the beginning of time when all were happy and one! When we were all at peace and living life as it was meant to be!!!!! People like you cause harm on families and more distress! God Help you and I love you again!!!!
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November 15, 2018

Maybe all this eating of our bodily parts was meant to be?? Maybe we are supposed to do it?? Maybe society brain washed us to think it’s wrong?? So this way we will all be sick and take pharmaceuticals?? I’ve read in many studies that mucus eating in particular has antibodies and defends us from illnesses, like a vaccine.. maybe we aren’t supposed to be forced to take vaccines and do as our impulses or feelings causes us to do,, to pick and eat, for there must be a reason. I’ve always believed to my own private self and before reading the benefits of mucus eating that it is the reason why I rarely ever catch colds and get sick like many others do.. I have 4 kids, ages ranging from 14 years old to 2 years old, and I have only gotten sick twice from them. Most the time I’m the only one who doesn’t catch the virus.. although I have never told them my secret for society makes it seem disgusting and my children will think I am disgusting too.. but I have read them the article before but never admitted I did the booger eating myself.. I love picking and eating my scabs, pimples, skin and alllllll, and like one person said, it’s like catching a prey and feeling rewarded.. I do all these things in private. On the outside I am over all a good functioning intelligent mindful and highly aware person. I do want to add that I am an Empath, I am a highly sensitive person and want happiness for ALL. Been thru traumatic childhood. Had a narcissistic father and a schizophrenic mother. But I’ve grown and learned. I appreciate what I have and I’m humble... I don’t eat vaginal discharge though, but now I’m thinking about it lol idk if I’ll ever stop. I’m 40 years old and thought I would be over this thing since I was 20! But nope, still on it and going even more stronger now than ever! Honest, if a natural disaster were to strike and there’s no food and we are stuck somewhere, we would survive a good amount of time with our own bodies and ingesting what we can till we can get free.. I’ve even told my kids that if need be that they must do that. Heck! I believe there’s a higher purpose for why we do this but I don’t know for certain. I love you guys and I love ALL! Good Luck with the healing but honestly, I think it’s ok especially the mucus eating because it is healthy for you! Xoxo
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December 07, 2018

I pop my pimples or any bump and eat the muck that I get from doing so. I also have an obsession with finding ingrown hairs and popping them. Once the longer hair pops out it’s like a high. And then I eat that stuff too. It’s a compulsion. At least we aren’t harming others.
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December 09, 2018

I would like to say how can you get upset for someone's opinion of your behavior when you're posting it. If you don't like the persons comment of your behavior then don't post everyone has a right to their opinion as it is your right to eat boogers and mucus and such.
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June 25, 2019

Many have said they prefer booger’s that are hard. Simply store the snot in a safe place and it will dry up and harden. You can enjoy it later as a special treat. Scratch the dandruff from your scalp, collect what is under your nails & store in a covered container. After a few weeks or however long you prefer, you can enjoy a larger amount at one time. Bon Appetite.

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