Hi. I'm looking for some ideas or advice about how to help my son. He is 9.
It started in December when he bashed his pencil on his chin and got a scab. He picked this for several weeks not allowing it to heal. He has also been picking the inside top part of his ear where you can sometimes get dried skin. He also does this until it bleeds and scabs.
He is suffering from some spots on his face which he is beginning to pick. And has a scab on the side of his nose that he ha had since new year.
He came out of school yesterday and another parent asked him if he'd had chickenpox? That's how bad his little face looks.
I think it's an unconscious or nervous habit that is developing. I don't want to make him feel bad. What can I do?
Oh I didn't want to leave you without an answer but I'm not sure what to suggest. Perhaps plasters on the worst ones? I know it looks weird on the face but it will be a tactile reminder not to scratch if it really is unconscious.