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How to Treat Skin Picking Disorder?

Medical Treatment:
Do the following things to stop picking your skin:
  • Keep your skin clean to prevent infection
  • Keep your nails trimmed
  • Take care for your skin when you get the urge to pick it (e.g, apply moisturizer)
  • Tell others - they can help you recognize when you are picking
  • Identify when and where you most commonly pick your skin and try to avoid these triggers
  • Do not keep things like tweezers and pins where you can easily get at them
  • Keep your hands busy
  • Try to resist longer and longer whenever you feel the urge to pick
You should see your GP if you are causing serious damage to your skin by picking it, or you cannot stop picking a skin