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How can I also stop my addiction to picking acne on my face ?

I poped a blood pimple and it really bad now. What do i do? Hello. I have problems with picking my face . it comes to a point were I m always continuosly doing it and can t stop. Tonight I was picking at an unformed pimple and there was blood. I tried to stop but just kept picking and now there s a black looking bruisy bump in the middle. I put hydrogen peroxide then differin 2.0. If I wake up tomorrow what will happen? I really don t want to get an infection! How can I also stop my addiction to picking my face?
Tue, 24 Jan 2012
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Hi,
You are not the only one.Many have this habit inspite of knowing the facts.You have to work out for reversal of habit.
First take track of how many times per day you did that.
If you decrease ur frequency by just one time per day,think of number of breakouts u will be avoiding per week ! per month!
You should take proper treatment of pimples under Doctor.
wish you good health.
Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
hi
be strong enough not to prick it,only u ccan do it
apply clindamycin gel over it twice a day
it will treat infection
use cetaphil cleansing lotion
when u desire to prick ,divert ur attension to other site.make it regularly
,slowly u wil get result
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