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Skin Picking (for fun)

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  • Posted By: StevieB02780
  • November 3, 2011
  • 09:29 AM

I have an issue which started when I was a young adult in jr-high and I have picked up the habbit back up.. Not smoking, drinking or drugs, it is my enjoyment out of picking my skin of the scalp. Back in the day in jr-high I was growing and my scalp would shed huge pieces of dandruff which I though was cool and would save it and bring it to my science class and look at it under a microscope with wonder and amazemant. The flakes were a good size to the poing you could see the holes where the hair went through as I said neat and this went by in time no big deal. No last year I ended up in the hospital many times in 2009 and what I started doing was scratching the scalp skin which I calked it up to bordem as I did earlier on I would start digging to "take the top" layer of skin off and see how much I could take off with out the skin breaking and having to start another piece. I read up on this scalp excoriation and they say it is caused from being under a great deal of stress. But to be honest when I am stressed I don't seem to pick at the scalp and it I never think about it until I am alone and bored or sitting in the dialysis chair. I have been asked by my doctors about the spot on my scalp and I tell them that it is itchy and in order to stop the itching I have to pull the top layer of skin off which is causing the itching. Theory the itchy piece is no longer in contatt with my nervuos system and there for cannot continue to itch. Intresting theory buit I know it is not true. I do need help how can I stop picking for fun and hope my hair would return. Can you help

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