Hubs has been picking skin on arms & neck for several months. He gets mad if I mention it or offer cream etc. So hard to ignore!!!
My husband was picking and also would get defensive when I asked him to stop. It was almost like a nervous thing. I don’t think he even realized. tried the liquid bandage, arm sleeves and bandages. We ended up at the drs as it turned into impetigo. Used the script cream and bandages.
Agree: don't think Hubs realizes he is picking either. EXCEPT if anyone else around he does not do it! ... Every day is a new beginning!!
My mom developed a bad habit of licking her fingers and then rubbing her eyes. As a retired nurse, she knows better. Now she has a major eye infection. Thought actually crossed my mind to put mittens on her to stop it. Her CNAs and PA are trying to stop her as well since now she needs antibiotic drops.
I wonder if you could try finding a lotion he likes that he could rub on himself instead of picking. Just a thought.
Just read" accept what is, let go of what was, & have faith in what will be" .. My new mantra: love it!!!
Have that - he picks it right off. I need to ignore!!!