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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

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How do I stop my habit of pulling out eyelashes?

See a doctor: Pulling out eyelashes is a form of mental disorder called trichtillomania. It can be treated by a psychiatrist. ...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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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

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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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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

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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

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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