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    Embarrassing scalp problem.
    An_267714 posted:
    I have a current situation that's quite embarrassing to talk about.

    I am currently going to therapy and am really working on myself. Due to past trauma, I tend to be a very fidgety person. I've always picked at myself - fingers, nails, scabs, anything I could. But it never got serious until the past month. I began picking at my scalp. Practically my whole scalp is currently covered in sores and scabs. I have thin blonde hair and it's gotten to the point where I'm afraid to move my hair a certain way because someone could see it. My fiancé tried to brush my hair with his hand earlier and I pulled his hand away. I've definitely had slight hair loss because when I pick the scabs sometimes hair comes with it.

    Not to mention, it actually HURTS. A lot. It's itchy and painful. It's gotten so itchy and painful that now I'm picking at it trying to make the itch and pain go away.

    This is something my therapist is aware of and we're working on it. Honestly I have gotten a lot better this past week and I think it is a behavior I could have under control if it only didn't hurt so much.

    Is there anything anyone could recommend to heal the sores without damaging my hair? Like I said, I truly think if I just couldn't feel it all the time, I wouldn't be doing it all the time. I did this to myself but I'd like to find a fix for it without just trying the old - um, if you don't want to pick, just don't pick and it'll heal itself in time. That won't work for me.

    Thank you.

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