Finding a way to combat skin picking disorder (Dermotillomania), when you have plaque psoriasis and scalp psoriasis. Any ideas?

Finding a way to combat skin picking disorder (Dermotillomania), when you have plaque psoriasis and scalp psoriasis. Any ideas?

As many of you know, psoriasis comes with a great deal of sub diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, fibromyalgia, panic disorder, PTSD, etc. Unfortunately, I have a diagnosis of several of these things to include Dermatillomania, a skin picking disorder that falls under an anxiety/OCD disorder. This tends to happen when I become anxious, upset, angry, and I do not know how to manage… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

When you get the urge to scratch try getting up and doing something that you love that involves the use of your hands. I find that involving my mind and hands in this way helps me and may help you. Good luck and hopes this helps.

posted 3 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I do the same thing as well. I have recently picked up crocheting in order to keep my hands busy and off of my psoriasis.

posted 3 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Feeling you! I’ve had psoriasis, celiac for over 35 years and have had all of those symptoms and side affects,
could I suggest cooling down your body’s core it my help with the itching, and less expensive treatment.. it can be done with foods and gives your hands something to do , and the brain something else to focus on rather than scratching , I say that even though I know that sometimes it’s just impossible to not itch 🙂
Celery juice helps 👌 very interesting information about it on web
MM Anthony Williams . Good luck

posted 3 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I believe I have it also! In my mind I believe I think that getting rid of the plaque will get rid of the psoriasis! I know that isn’t so!

posted 3 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Hi there,
Whilst I don’t have the same condition, we seem to have a similar story. I am living with PTSD (thru my old job I dealt with 7 deaths, 1 of which was a successful suicide where I couldn’t persuade the person to change their mind).
My anxiety levels see flare ups which lately appear on my scalp, torso and fingers mostly.
My family and partner are constantly saying “don’t scratch”. It’s so much easier said than done! And I feel like scratching the itch or hard skin will make it feel so much better.
Things I have tried and found relief include;
Clorbex shampoo
Eleuphrat
Novosone
Moisturiser creams
Aloe Vera
Tea tree oil
Swimming in the ocean
Warm showers (not hot)
Organic coconut oil
Tapping (used to distract when itching).

posted 3 months ago
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