Which are the symptoms of Dermatillomania?

See the worst symptoms of affected by Dermatillomania here

Dermatillomania symptoms
4 answers
Personally, dealing with always looking like a mess is the worst part. When you go out in public and people see all of the wounds all over, they assume you're on drugs or that you medically have something wrong with your body, like you might be contagious. That's seriously demoralizing and it only makes me want to pick more, and it becomes a never ending cycle.

Obviously, the act of picking is unsanitary, so when you create these wounds, you leave room for infection. With wounds of any kind, but especially with wounds that become infected, scarring occurs.

Posted May 17, 2017 by Jenna 350
The physical scars and open sores are usually the most limiting because people think that the wounds are caused by drug use. For me, the worst is the feeling of not being able to stop picking. The itching, the urge to pick, and the relief that finally comes when picking happens is a dangerous cycle..

Posted Sep 11, 2017 by Melissa 200
The pressure to pick on the Skin of my fingers. Sometimes it even bleeds a bit...

Posted Sep 14, 2017 by Melanie 300
The distorted thinking that tells you that if you rip off the imperfection your skin will be smooth and clear.

Posted Sep 14, 2017 by Linda 4500

Dermatillomania symptoms

Dermatillomania life expectancy

What is the life expectancy of someone with Dermatillomania?

1 answer
Is Dermatillomania contagious?

Is Dermatillomania contagious?

2 answers
Is Dermatillomania hereditary?

Is Dermatillomania hereditary?

1 answer
ICD9 and ICD10 codes of Dermatillomania

ICD10 code of Dermatillomania and ICD9 code

1 answer
Natural treatment of Dermatillomania

Is there any natural treatment for Dermatillomania?

1 answer
Living with Dermatillomania

Living with Dermatillomania. How to live with Dermatillomania?

1 answer
Celebrities with Dermatillomania

Celebrities with Dermatillomania

Dermatillomania jobs

Can people with Dermatillomania work? What kind of work can they perform?

3 answers

World map of Dermatillomania

Find people with Dermatillomania through the map. Connect with them and share experiences. Join the Dermatillomania community.

Stories of Dermatillomania

Dermatillomania stories
I have been picking at my skin ever since I was a child. I'm almost 51 years old and I'm still picking. My body is covered with scars. I have not worn shorts for over 5 years. I have been asked if the scars on my arms were from drug use (they're...
Dermatillomania stories
Hello fellow derm friends, My name is Erin. I am 25 years old and currently living in Rhode Island (the smallest state in the US!). I've been a picker for as long as I've had acne, which started around 7th or 8th grade, so about 12 years now. I pic...
Dermatillomania stories
I'm not sure how to start this, but here it goes. When I was becoming an adult and graduating high school and going to college and doing more with my life, I started having medical problems. The first thing was when I was about 16. I started having r...
Dermatillomania stories
I have been doing this for at least 35 years.   It is difficult and hurts self esteem.  I believe mine is based from  emotional and sexual abuse that left me searching for relief as a child and somehow this is what I came up with.  I was always "...
Dermatillomania stories
Hey it's me Doreen! I am very successful in what I am doing but I have never expected that. So let's Start in 1990 when I started skin picking on my fingers (and I am still doing this ...whilst I am 30 years now). So I don't know the starting point e...

Tell your story and help others

Tell my story

Dermatillomania forum


Ask a question and get answers from other users.

Ask a question

Find your symptoms soulmates

From now on you can add your symptoms in diseasemaps and find your symptoms soulmates. Symptoms soulmates are people with similar symptoms to you.

Symptoms soulmates

Add your symptoms and discover your soulmates map

Soulmates map