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What causes a child, 11 years old, to want to pick at her scabs until she bleeds?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: OCD

Many people are "pickers" and like to pick at things.
It can be no big deal.. Kids who pick til they bleed may have a little obsessive compulsive issue adding to it. A diet rich in omega three fatty acids can help, decreasing processed flour and sugar and seeing your doctor can be helpful. Some people need and benefit from medication. Others not. Chinese medicine can help as well.

In brief: OCD

Many people are "pickers" and like to pick at things.
It can be no big deal.. Kids who pick til they bleed may have a little obsessive compulsive issue adding to it. A diet rich in omega three fatty acids can help, decreasing processed flour and sugar and seeing your doctor can be helpful. Some people need and benefit from medication. Others not. Chinese medicine can help as well.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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