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I consistently pick hairs from my face(moustache,beard) hands,etc. I usually use tweezers or even my teeth. Sometimes I even dig into the skin to get there hair out until my OCD/stress is at rest. It leaves scars. I use to do it at home,but it spread into my work life. I'm currently on medical leave. I'm exhausted and stressed and I just want to go back to normal. If I pick one hair on my hand, I immediately go to another. I can spend hours in front of a mirror plucking and scaring myself. Which is why I covered the mirror(which helps a little). But there's millions of other things. I just want to make sure there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Hi there. How long have you been struggling with this? Have you spoken to a medical professional about this? Do you know what situations tend to trigger the picking? You may find it helpful to download the trichstop self monitoring app to start with. You may also want to explore some of the articles on this website under the treatment section to explore various other competing responses stimulus controls you could try. 

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Hi there. How long have you been struggling with this? Have you spoken to a medical professional about this? Do you know what situations tend to trigger the picking? You may find it helpful to download the trichstop self monitoring app to start with. You may also want to explore some of the articles on this website under the treatment section to explore various other competing responses stimulus controls you could try.