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Picking your skin? Learn four tips to break the habit

By: Lisa Zakhary, MD, PhD, Contributor If you canít stop picking your skin, you may have a very common condition called skin picking disorder (SPD). We all pick at a scab or a bump from time to time, but for those with SPD, it can be nearly impossible to control those urges. Apart from the cosmetic impact of recurrent skin lesions and scarring, SPD can lead to serious infections, shame, depression, and anxiety. …

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