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Doctor insights on: Accidental Pulling Out Of Eyelashes

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How can I stop pulling out my eyelashes ?

Identify the trigger: Relax, this is a common problem (4% of people) and you can learn to stop. We do things when there is a trigger, ability, and motivation. Try this. First, identify the trigger and seek to avoid it. Second, put some vaseline on your lashes, and trim your nails so you can't remove the lashes. Third, look in the mirror when you feel like removing the lash. You won't like what the lid looks like. ...Read more

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Is pulling out eyelashes a sign of an OCD disorder?

Is pulling out eyelashes a sign of an OCD disorder?

Trichotillomania: Actually, pulling out eyelashes has a medical name (see above), and has been linked to anxiety disorders and stress. It would be a great idea to discuss this with a counselor or therapist to discuss stress management tools and the underlying cause of anxiety. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from pulling out my hair?

Several methods: There are behavioral therapies , cognitive therapies , and medication that can be used separately or in concert with each other to help with pulling out hair. ...Read more

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Does the pulling out method work with a new partner?

Does the pulling out method work with a new partner?

No.: Doesn't matter if they're a new partner or an "established" one, the pulling out method is not a good form of birth control. There's a name for couples who like to use the pull out method... They're called parents. ...Read more

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I can't stop pulling out my hair. What is this? Im a female.

I can't stop pulling out my hair. What is this? Im a female.

Trichotillomania: Trichotillomania is the compulsive urge to pull out your hair. It is often treatable. There are both medications that help with this compulsive disorder and therapy. Please seek medical consultation. ...Read more

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I can't stop pulling out my hair. How do I control these stron urges?

I can't stop pulling out my hair. How do I control these stron urges?

I would encourage : You to seek a mental health evaluation. Trichotillomania is a treatable condition. Sometimes psychotropic medications are used as well as behavioral modification or cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Do you eventually get use to the painfull feeling of pulling out a tampon?

Why don't you: Start out with a slim tampon & wait until it is fairly wet until you remove it. This may help. ...Read more