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These are weird :| - January 20th 2010, 01:17 PM

So this isn't like a big problem, but I seem to have three addiction-type-things.
One is cleaning under my fingernails- with toothpicks, staples, pencil lead, whatever I can find. It's kind of annoying, but I love doing it and can't seem to stop.
Another one is scratching at my head- not to hurt myself, but to watch the dandruff/picked off skin fall down. I dunno why, it amuses me. But sometimes it scabs over... but I can't stop!
And the third I can't remember for the life of me. Hopefully I will figure it out and get help soon. I know that this was the only one that could be a problem... but I can't remember it. I'll post it as a reply if/when I figure it out. For the other ones, though... help!!!!
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Re: These are weird :| - January 20th 2010, 09:59 PM

I used to clean under my fingernails a lot to... but I think it was more of a habit.
I think a lot of people like to pick at things (dont know why) but I think it depends on the extent that you do it and how bad it gets and maybe why you do it thats the problem
   
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Re: These are weird :| - January 23rd 2010, 02:03 AM

I do the picking-at-the-scalp thing too...I do it all the time when I'm sitting in school or something with nothing to do with my hands. I don't really see a problem with it unless it's getting to the point where you're bleeding or something


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Re: These are weird :| - January 23rd 2010, 01:06 PM

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I do the picking-at-the-scalp thing too...I do it all the time when I'm sitting in school or something with nothing to do with my hands. I don't really see a problem with it unless it's getting to the point where you're bleeding or something
not bleeding, but a few times it has scabbed over... :/


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Re: These are weird :| - January 23rd 2010, 07:17 PM

There's nothing wrong with cleaning under your finger nails, just make sure your nails are long enough and you aren't hurting yourself. Everyone has little habits like this, it's natural these days -apes like to use their hands, right?

If you don't want to be able to scratch your head as much, washing your hair more often will prevent you from doing it as often, it will also help keep your scalp somewhat moisturized, which will prevent the scabbing over.


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