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    mimijanof5 posted:
    My 3 1/2 yo granddaughter picks at the skin on her face. She picks sores, then repeatedly picks the scabs off. She has been doing this for years. She has scars from old sores. My son and daughter in law put band aids on, but she just picks them off or chooses a new spot. She does this any time--when playing, doing nothing and even sleeping. She does not have any rashes, eczema or other illnesses or allergies. Suggestions?
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    mikimom2010 responded:
    I would suggest getting her in to see a physician. Although I am no doctor, it kinda sounds like an anxiety issue. We have to be really careful with our little ones b/c at this age they are touching everything in sight and bacteria could get into those sores and cause nasty infections.


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