I Pick My Fingers Especially the Cuticle Area

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    Dermatillomania

     When I found out that this had a name, I was thrilled.  Prior to that, I felt like a freak.  Now, I am glad to know & understand this a bit better.  
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    Jul 2, 2009

    It's So Bad..

    I've picked at my fingers so long I don't remember the last time I saw them without all the skin all red and horrible. I pick at my skin all the time. I can't stop. As soon as I see skin that I think looks weird I will just pick at it. I always end up with sore red skin though...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2010

    Head, Fingers, Face, Back And Any Scabs

    All my life I've been a picker. I didn't know there was a name until a few minutes ago when I randomly came across this group. Dermatillomania or CSP (chrinic skin picking) are the official names. I've tried to stop on self will and started therapy a year & a half ago based on...
    Frantasm Frantasm
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2010

    Fingers Are Sore Today

    I sat in front of TV after having a few wines and picked my fingers on my left hand until now they are really sore.  Something happened yesterday that I could not stop thinking about so concequently the wine and the finger picking.  I wish I did not drink so much and...
    NZRainbow NZRainbow
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2010

    Dermatillomania

     When I found out that this had a name, I was thrilled.  Prior to that, I felt like a freak.  Now, I am glad to know & understand this a bit better.  
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    Jul 2, 2009
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