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How do I stop compulsive nose picking?

How do I stop compulsive nose picking?

Psycholgost: See a psychologist to assist in behavioral changes. If it occurs at night put mittens on your hands at bedtime. ...Read more

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Do I have obsessive compulsive disorder if I keep picking nose?

Do I have obsessive compulsive disorder if I keep picking nose?

Not necessarily: You may have a habit of nose-picking, but this doesn't mean OCD is present. Truly compulsive behaviors are ones that the person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession, or according to rules that must be applied rigidly. They're aimed at preventing or reducing distress, or preventing some dreaded event or situation. These behaviors are clearly excessive for the intended purpose. ...Read more

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Man is epileptic since a blow on the head 10 years ago. He's short tempered, forgetful and compulsive ie having all notes same way, is this related?

Man  is epileptic since a blow on the head 10 years ago. He's short tempered, forgetful and compulsive ie having all notes same way, is this related?

Yes: Traumatic brain injury[tbi} may produce multiple symptoms. These may include seizures, anxirty, apathy, depression, loss of executive skills and many others. Scope of injury can be evaluated by a functional brain scan or a neurophyschologic evaluation. Treatment depends on the findings. Jjr. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get aphasia from hitting your head hard from the top? I am obsessive compulsive but I have been worried since sometimes I mix words

Is it possible to get aphasia from hitting your head hard from the top? I am obsessive compulsive but I have been worried since sometimes I mix words

Hit on head: Brain trauma can result in aphasia and other memory issues. Having said that, your OCD MAY be the real issue or contribute to it. Please see your doc and if medical conditions are ruled out seek help from a mental health pro for OCD. Medication may be helpful but please see a professional who specializes in teaching you ways to manage your OCD which is often a clinical psychologist. Peace. ...Read more

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I have bumps on the head of my penis. Can my thinking from obessive compulsive disorder cause bumps on the head of my penis?

I have bumps on the head of my penis. Can my thinking from obessive compulsive disorder cause bumps on the head of my penis?

That sounds powerful: A man's thoughts do not have the power to raise bumps on the head of his penis. Some rashes, such as hives from anxiety, may happen in relation to intense thoughts and emotions. A person sometimes may be in a heightened state of awareness, and be better able to see the bumps, but the bumps were probably already there. ...Read more

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How can I get my child to stop picking his nose?

How can I get my child to stop picking his nose?

Habit/habit disorder: If your child understands his habit is "not okay" with family, friends & teachers, but persists, he may need evaluation for anxiety +/- impulsivity. Substitute a "fidget" (wiki sticks or worry stone). Team with his teacher to use a cue like "quiet hands" in a low, calm voice. Chastising him reinforces the behavior. Let him practice "quiet hands" a few min./day, so he can earn tokens for rewards. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop compulsively picking my acne?

Can you tell me how I could stop compulsively picking my acne?

Manage it: You're going to pick your acne. That's a fact of life. This isn't why you continue to have acne -- you have it because it's being neglected. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can give you prescription-strength Rx as a supplement. If you're offered Isotretinoin for severe acne, consider being brave and doing it. Cheers. ...Read more

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My little cousin picks her nose.Can she get sick from that or is the only thing she can get is nosebleeds from that?Also, can u tell me how to stop her

My little cousin picks her nose.Can she get sick from that or is the only thing she can get is nosebleeds from that?Also, can u tell me how to stop her

Nosepicking= no good: Besides the grossness factor, there are some health risks. The most common way to get a cold is by touching germs to the nose or eye, and that is a huge way to do that. Nosebleeding is commonly a result of picking. And if it is done in a rough way, she can even pick a hole through the septum, the divider between the 2 sides of the nose. Her parents and doctor should talk to her about it. ...Read more

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Can your nose heal from picking it? Nosebleeds are annoying! Can heat or being sick cause your nose to bleed as well? What'a the best way to stop it?

Can your nose heal from picking it? Nosebleeds are annoying! Can heat or being sick cause your nose to bleed as well? What'a the best way to stop it?

Nosebleeds: One of the most common causes of nosebleed is poking at your nostril. Apply firm pressure to stop bleeding, with or without a plug of facial tissue. Increasing humidity inside your home can help as well. ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter has been getting unexplained nose bleeds, sometimes hard to stop. She is healthy and has no other symtom do not know what triggers the nose bleeds. She does not pick her nose.

My 8 year old daughter has been getting unexplained nose bleeds, sometimes hard to stop.  She is healthy and has no other symtom do not know what triggers the nose bleeds.  She does not pick her nose.

Dry nose: She probably has a dry nasal lining and secretly picks her nose sometimes (or blows it hard). The vessels in the nose then get exposed and periodically -for no obvious reason- they can bleed. Use a nasal saline gel like ayr gel 2x a day for a month then nightly as needed. This is usually worse in winter (with heating) or summer (with ac) as everything is drier then. ...Read more

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How do I stop compulsive eating on a binge?

How do I stop compulsive eating on a binge?

Many: Avoid buying these foods or keeping them readily available. Keep your stomach full of healthy things like fruits and vegetables. Drink water. Stress reduction and exercise. ...Read more

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How can I stop compulsively lying?

How can I stop compulsively lying?

Get help: You can't do italone. The first step is recognizing you have a problem. Now you have to start counselling to help you come up with strategies to stop lying. Call your doctor and ask for a referral to a psychologist. ...Read more

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My nose has not stop runny ?

My nose has not stop runny ?

Runaway running: Nose for how long? A cold usually lasts 7-10 days, but can last as long as 14 days. If your nose has been runny for longer, then could be sinus infection, allergies or non-allergic runny nose. Talk with your doc about the right problem and the right treatment for you. Take care. ...Read more

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What can stop my nose from running?

What can stop my nose from running?

Runny nose: Over the counter -- if allergy, antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) may help if not allergy, the older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlortrimeton have a side effect causing dryness which may work in your favor rx - meds - nasal steroids for allergy or inflammation, Atrovent Nasal Spray drys out nose very well from most any cause. ...Read more

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How do I stop my nose from bleeding?

How do I stop my nose from bleeding?

Steady pressure: If pressure does not hold it, you may need further intervention that a physician needs to provide. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my nose stop running?

What can I do to make my nose stop running?

Look for cause: Nasal drainage can be due to allergies, an infection, sinus inflammation, or spinal fluid leak among other causes. Only by establishing the cause can you hope to treat. ...Read more

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How can I stop my nose from running so much?

How can I stop my nose from running so much?

Nasal Congestion: Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed ; again in the morning. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop a runny burning nose?

What can you do to stop a runny burning nose?

Rhinorrhea: Burning in the nose and a runny nose can both be caused by inflammation in the nose. This is usually from a type of infection, commonly viral. It usually stops on its own. If it is persistent, you can try saline nasal spray. If that does not work, i would see an ENT who can prescribe something that should be able to help you. Feel better! ...Read more

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What should I do to stop my nose from itching?

What should I do to stop my nose from itching?

Antihistamine: Aside from avoidance of the known triggers, an otc antihistamine may help. ...Read more