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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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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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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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What can I do to stop compulsive eating?

What can I do to stop compulsive eating?

Begin: To eat "god made" food when you are hungry. You will "turn up your nose" at first and hate it. But as the craving gradually decreases you will find that you lose weight and begin to notice the exciting flavors of natural food. Avoid all forms of sugar because that is where the danger lies.See my blog "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more

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I constantly scrunch my nose and can't stop. I wake up doing it and by night my face is so sore I have to go to bed. How can I stop this facial tick?

I constantly scrunch my nose and can't stop. I wake up doing it and by night my face is so sore I have to go to bed. How can I stop this facial tick?

Find out why: If you aren't able to control it, you may have a neurological condition. Check with your pcp to find a neutologist who can thoroughly evaluate you for other signs. Many tic and compulsive disorders can be treated with medication so, don't suffer needlessly any longer. ...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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