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How Do I Stop Compulsive Nose Picking
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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