Top
15
Doctor insights on: Pulling Out Eyelashes

Share

Pulling Out Eyelashes (Overview)

Pulling out eyelases, generally always pathologic, is termed madarosis. It is a nervous tic in young people and reflects psychological conditions going on in their lives. Rarely it is a pattern in the psychotic.


1

1
How do I stop my habit of pulling out eyelashes?

How do I stop my habit of pulling out eyelashes?

Stop!: Stop pulling them! you might try puting a sign on the mirror where you pull them to remind you. As well you might lock up all tweezers or devices you us to pull the lashes. Afte not pulling them for 30 days the habit will hopefully be stopped. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Pulling Out Eyelashes (Overview)

Pulling out eyelases, generally always pathologic, is termed madarosis. It is a nervous tic in young people and reflects psychological conditions going on in their lives. Rarely it is a pattern in the psychotic.


2

2
My son (9yr) has pain in his eyelids. He keeps pulling out eyelashes to "make it stop". Nothing visible. Some sort of clogged pores?.. Treatment?

My son (9yr) has pain in his eyelids. He keeps pulling out eyelashes to "make it stop". Nothing visible. Some sort of clogged pores?.. Treatment?

Time for a visit: This is likely a habit disorder with the voiced "pain" in the eyelids as a cover story for his persistence.He likely does not understand why he does it and cannot stop. An evaluation by his pcp and referral to a mental health provider for assessment is your next step. Some kids battle this for years even with help. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How do I stop my habit of pulling out eyelashes?

Stop!: Stop pulling them! you might try puting a sign on the mirror where you pull them to remind you. As well you might lock up all tweezers or devices you us to pull the lashes. Afte not pulling them for 30 days the habit will hopefully be stopped. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What is the definition or description of: Pulling out eyelashes?

What is the definition or description of: Pulling out eyelashes?

Madarosis: Pulling out eyelases, generally always pathologic, is termed madarosis. It is a nervous tic in young people and reflects psychological conditions going on in their lives. Rarely it is a pattern in the psychotic. ...Read more

5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
My son (9yr) has pain in his eyelids. He keeps pulling out eyelashes to "make it stop". Nothing visible. Some sort of clogged pores?.. Treatment?

Time for a visit: This is likely a habit disorder with the voiced "pain" in the eyelids as a cover story for his persistence.He likely does not understand why he does it and cannot stop. An evaluation by his pcp and referral to a mental health provider for assessment is your next step. Some kids battle this for years even with help. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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

9

9
I keep pulling my eyelashes out and i don't know why I do but i need some tricks on how to stop doing it?

I keep pulling my eyelashes out and i don't know why I do but i need some tricks on how to stop doing it?

Not uncommon: Sounds like trichotillomania. I'll refer you to http://www.Trich.Org for comprehensive information. Seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist for psychotherapy might be helpful. ...Read more

10

10
Pulling out hair and eating it. Is this a sickness?

Pulling out hair and eating it. Is this a sickness?

Trichotillomania: If it is a chronic behavior than it may be a variant of trichotillomania . Recommend getting assistance from a psychologist or pyschiatrist if you suffer from this compulsion. There may be a pica component as well. Be aware that you could develop a bezore. ...Read more

11

11
What is the definition or description of: Pulling out hair?

What is the definition or description of: Pulling out hair?

Pulling out hair: Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Pulling out hair occurs when hairs are plucked out. Trichotillomania is a hair pulling disorder ...Read more

12

12
Nervous / stress habit of pulling out hair. Any advise? Treatment?

Nervous / stress habit of pulling out hair. Any advise? Treatment?

A form of OCD: It is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, therefore, Luvox (fluvoxamine) can be helpful if medication from Prozac class fails to control symptoms. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
Does waxing chest/stomach/back cause any serious health issues?I was told that pulling out hair may cause cancer? I have a lot or stomach/chest hair

Does waxing chest/stomach/back cause any serious health issues?I was told that pulling out hair may cause cancer?  I have a lot or stomach/chest hair

You're fine: What you do with your body hair is up to you and any significant other. Some women prefer smooth, some women prefer hairy, and most men will be at least a little bit jealous. There's not the slightest evidence the "manscaping" yourself presents any cancer risk. People make up phony "cancer risks" to appear to be your friends; they're not. Stay fit, avoid tobacco, live a healthy life. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
How do I stop pulling my eyelashes off because Dey hurt because I pull too hard ?

How do I stop pulling my eyelashes off because Dey hurt because I pull too hard ?

Cosmetic pain/Habit?: Are you using tweezers to thin your eyelashes for cosmetic reasons? Or are you pulling them out as a compulsive habit when you are anxious or depressed? If the former, see a cosmetologist who may be able to help you groom them with less pain. If you are in the second group, this is a behavioral disorder called trichotillomania. You could get help from a psychologist trained in CBT therapy. ...Read more

15

15
My inner eyelashes are missing from pulling them out months ago. Usually my lashes grow back but these arent. Are they gone for good? What can I do?

My inner eyelashes are missing from pulling them out months ago. Usually my lashes grow back but these arent. Are they gone for good? What can I do?

Perhaps: Lashes when pulled, usually grow back within few weeks. If your lashes have not grown back in several months, there is a good chance that their roots are damaged and they will not grow back. You should not pull your lashes since they can grow in a wrong direction and be quite irritating and damaging to your eyes. consult an ophthalmologist if such problem occurs. ...Read more

Pulling Out Hair (Definition)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Pulling out hair occurs when hairs are plucked out. Trichotillomania is ...Read more