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post #1 of 25
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When you have pimples or a scab do you pick at them. I do, with me it's a compulsion. Sometimes I don't even realize I'm doing it.
post #2 of 25
I don't, but John has a weird obsession with squeezing them. If I've got a pimple on my face he won't leave me alone until he gets to squeeze it, and it always hurts!
post #3 of 25
But of course! You have to teach them pimples and scabs a lesson.
post #4 of 25
OMG big time...I'm surprised I don't have scars for it.

If the pimple is causing me pain, then it must go.

If the scab is starting to come off by itself, I'll help it.
post #5 of 25
Yes. Goodness yes.

And with my skin, everything scars. Even Mosquito bites I DON'T scratch will scar. So... let's just say I tend to wear long sleeves....
post #6 of 25
Nope. Never! That leads to skin irritation, infection and scaring. If I do get a rare pimple, I apply really warm compresses to it and increase my face washing regime...which is basically just the frequency that I wash my face.
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by bnwalker2 View Post
If I've got a pimple on my face he won't leave me alone until he gets to squeeze it
Ewww! Gross!
post #8 of 25
I can't STAND pimples/zits!!!! They HAVE to go..... I'm deffinitely a picker!

I always pick at my SO's back too....... They aren't bad, but I just can't stand to rub his back and feel the tinsiest bump!!!!
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by bnwalker2 View Post
I don't, but John has a weird obsession with squeezing them. If I've got a pimple on my face he won't leave me alone until he gets to squeeze it, and it always hurts!

I help my SO with his backne. I was once told by a friend that a real woman with pick the zits from your back no questions asked.
post #10 of 25
I know I am a picker! It's a bad habit I really need to stop...
post #11 of 25
I am guilty of that. I rather have a red sore bump then a big whitehead.
post #12 of 25
Pimples I am good about leaving alone, Scabs are a different matter I just have to pick pick pick.
post #13 of 25
I have lots of scars because of it.
It's compulsive for me, it seems though that I mostly do it in my sleep
post #14 of 25
Yes, if anything is there that shouldn't be or feels different I will not leave it alone till it's gone. No scars from that, I only end up with scars from accidents -burns, scratches, car doors, stabbing myself in the hand with the scissors...

The habit carries over into other areas. If there is tangled sting in front of me, I must untangle it, sort and count change, sort beads, etc.
post #15 of 25
Ohh, Im a picker!! I pick everything, even if it isn't showing yet, alls it needs to be is something I can feel and its GONE!!! I pick at my DH too!! Hehe, he hates it, but I dont like to see them!!
post #16 of 25
Yep .... I am a picker. And a squeezer. It's compulsive. I have alot of spock marks on my face from when I was younger because I picked at my pimples.
post #17 of 25
Same here, I do it in my sleep. I don't know I do it. Although, Squishy's side I am supposed to work the scabs off as much as I can to put his meds on....that's no fun.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Crazyforinfo View Post
I am guilty of that. I rather have a red sore bump then a big whitehead.
yeh, am the same! that's true hehe. i've got it off my mum LOL, it's weird because i pick at scabs, knowing full well that it'll make it worse!
post #19 of 25
I was always warned against it. My great Grandpa's sister died from picking a pimple on her cheek bone when she was 16 (caused an infection that went to her brain and she died a few days later). My grandma and everyone else was so against it. Honestly it scared me!
post #20 of 25
yeah, that would have scared me too, but my mom always picked, my grandma always picked, my whole family picks! Anything that can be picked or squeezed gets it done!
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by megagene View Post
But of course! You have to teach them pimples and scabs a lesson.
I am a compulsive picker too
post #22 of 25
My great Grandpa's sister died from picking a pimple on her cheek bone when she was 16 (caused an infection that went to her brain and she died a few days later).

I hate to break it to you, but that had to be many years ago, at least in the 40's or before. That probably happened because medical advances werent even close to what we have now. You probably wouldnt hear of that happening these days unless your poor or homeless and cant afford to see a doctor.
post #23 of 25
It happened during the depression, and yes, I knew/know medical advances have changed a lot since then, but it still scared me that it could cause such an infection.
post #24 of 25
Oh man I'm the worst! Thing is, I KNOW I shouldn't, but I do it anyway..... my poor man has to live with it too I hate pimples!!!
post #25 of 25
For pimples, only if they're big, for me that helps them go away. Thank goodness I rarely get them now.
As for scabs, only if they're bugging me. Right now I got a cut on the corner of my mouth (Chapped lips) that is taking forever to heal because it's not like you can stop moving your mouth to wait.
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