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affectionatecactus

472d

Have any of y’all absolutely destroyed ur skin to a humuliating degree because of contamination ocd. Or ruined ur physcial body in any way over other types of ocd

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    • E_belli

      467d

      Yesss. I wash my hands so much all the time that they bleed often. Especially in the winter it's even worse bc they're also chapped from the cold. It's like I'm scrubbing my skin off when I wash my hands. I try to keep lotion/vaseline on them (attempt to put on after I wash my hands) so the skin isn't as open and open for bacteria to get in. Which even the thought of that happening makes me want to wash my hands. So it is a never-ending cycle of bloody and raw hands. OCD is a b*itch.

    • E_belli

      467d

      Yesss. I wash my hands so much all the time that they bleed often. Especially in the winter it's even worse bc they're also chapped from the cold. It's like I'm scrubbing my skin off when I wash my hands. I try to keep lotion/vaseline on them (attempt to put on after I wash my hands) so the skin isn't as open and open for bacteria to get in. Which even the thought of that happening makes me want to wash my hands. So it is a never-ending cycle of bloody and raw hands. OCD is a b*itch.

    • Icky

      467d

      my skin picking is awful. I've never just let anything heal properly. I have dark marks all over, especially on my back and shoulders

    • tea444

      467d

      i have a lot of spots and scars on my face due to it

    • Firey.pisces

      468d

      When I have my ocd anxiety attacks it usually ruminates in the form nail biting and skin picking! It is awful

    • deemoe

      469d

      Yes and im paying the price for it. Seeing the consequences of my actions with the humiliation and constant sores/pain on the skin has been guilting me into stopping it. Even with the guilt and blatant knowledge of knowing what you’re doing is harmful to your body, you still do it anyway. Its like a limbo man

    • Phy201

      471d

      I have scars from picking my skin. I keep thick acrylic nails on to keep me from breaking the skin from absent minded scratching. 🙃

      • affectionatecactus

        471d

        @Phy201 I used to scratch too but I’m on the opposite I keep my nails stubby and painted

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