are you a picker

Canada
April 24, 2007 7:11pm CST
do you pick at your scabs. i sometimes do but not to the point where i leave scars and i don't pick at every little thing. my neighbour picks at every little thing on her body. her legs and arms are covered in sores and scars from picking.
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
25 Apr 07
When I saw this "headline" I though, she is not going to talk about picking your nose =) funny....but no I can't stand to pick at my scabs, it really creeps me out for some reason. If I have one that is big I will have my husband pull it off but I can't look!!!
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• Canada
25 Apr 07
that's why i put the topic line like that. i wanted people to keep reading to see what it would be about. it could of been so many different things that i wanted to grab people's attention to see what exactly i was talking about.
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• United States
25 Apr 07
I'm convinced I'm invincible because I never get hurt so I don't ever have scars. In fact, I can't remember the last time I had one.
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@asmurthy (2462)
• India
25 Apr 07
I developed acne across my chest last July. I picked at that, and they scabbed over. Instead of leaving it to heal, however, I picked at the scabs. I would squeeze them, and blood would shoot out much like puss in a pimple does when you pop it. It's like I got some sort of relief out of this, like I was releasing something. I would get into zones where I wouldn't even think about what I was doing, and before I knew it, my chest was red, sore, and disgusting.
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• United States
25 Apr 07
This can be an OCD symptom, much like washing ones hands 40 times a day. In some people the compulsion to pick is very overwhelming and they really can't stop themselves. In fact, most of them don't even realize they are doing it. It's that way with me, as much as I really hate to admit it. My thing though is that all the sores/zits/scabs what have you, are filled with poison. I can't stand the poison to be in me. I need to get it out. I know, it sounds a bit crazy...I sound crazy, but that is why I do it. It really is an obsessive compulsive disorder as well. Whew...that was really hard for me to admit.
@massageeh (966)
• Taiwan
25 Apr 07
I'm the prince of pinking scabs. It's really tempting not to. Fortunately, I don't have much scars. The feel of picking is hard to explain, but it feels good.