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Night Time Itching - Leading To Scarring

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Hi guys,

So I'm new to this and not sure if I got this in the forum or not - so go easy on me if I haven't :)

Basically I was wondering if anyone knows of any products that can help me to stop scratching my face at night. I seemed to be doing this in my sleep and so I am unaware of it. I've tried to use mittens at night, didn't work. Have tried anti histimanes, which seem to keep it somewhat in control. Use olive oil occasionally but even that seems not to work these days. My skin has become scarred severely due to this, ice pick scars, but I feel I cannot even begin to treat this until the initial problem is solved. Would be off huge help if anyone can help. Also seems to get worse with stubble, I'm a dude just in case you wasn't in the know :P....

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Jayjay

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There isn't any product that can make your arms stop moving and scratch your face. Its something you will have to overcome !

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Thanks Xesro

Any one got any advice on overcoming it? :) thanks

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I would honestly by new oven mitts, keep them clean, and tape them on every night before bed.

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Are you restless in your sleep? Magnesium! :D I used to toss and turn and my arms would end up over my face or wound behind my back like a contortionist! Sounds to me that if you're picking at your skin during the night you must be semi-awake. If you were truly asleep then you would be locked into place by our body's natural process (during REM) so that we don't act out our dreams or nightmares, hehe. So if you're not sleeping properly, or if you've ever sleepwalked or painted the Mona Lisa in your slumber then chances are you have a sleep disorder. Just something to think about!

Google magnesium and the benefits it has on your sleep. Can't hurt to try it. I swear by it!

As for methods to stop yourself from scratching, two things come to mind. Cut your fingernails to as short as you can stand. Lay on some layers of clear nail polish. This will make your nails thicker and thus you will find it harder to scratch yourself. ;) I wear gel nails (done at a salon) and so my nails are about 4 times thicker than my natural nail. I have long fingernails and I find it hard to scratch as my nails are too soft/thick.

Good luck! x

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thanks for the replys guy:

I would honestly by new oven mitts, keep them clean, and tape them on every night before bed.

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I had a similar type thing happen but mine's was caused by the skin being dry+itchy. I tried using more moisturizer and it went away.

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thanks for the replys guy:

I would honestly by new oven mitts, keep them clean, and tape them on every night before bed.

Hi Exister - I think they would still irritate my skin - thanks for the advice though dude smile.png

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Are you restless in your sleep? Magnesium! biggrin.png I used to toss and turn and my arms would end up over my face or wound behind my back like a contortionist! Sounds to me that if you're picking at your skin during the night you must be semi-awake. If you were truly asleep then you would be locked into place by our body's natural process (during REM) so that we don't act out our dreams or nightmares, hehe. So if you're not sleeping properly, or if you've ever sleepwalked or painted the Mona Lisa in your slumber then chances are you have a sleep disorder. Just something to think about!

Google magnesium and the benefits it has on your sleep. Can't hurt to try it. I swear by it!

As for methods to stop yourself from scratching, two things come to mind. Cut your fingernails to as short as you can stand. Lay on some layers of clear nail polish. This will make your nails thicker and thus you will find it harder to scratch yourself. wink.png I wear gel nails (done at a salon) and so my nails are about 4 times thicker than my natural nail. I have long fingernails and I find it hard to scratch as my nails are too soft/thick.

Good luck! x

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I had a similar type thing happen but mine's was caused by the skin being dry+itchy. I tried using more moisturizer and it went away.

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"I find it hard to get to sleep at night sometimes too as my mind races and I find myself thinking about my skin and what I can do next and the regrets I have with not being more careful with it in the past" - this is me (but i do try to be positive on the most , its just before bed i most anxious biggrin.png) -

1 - I'm a Playstation guy - so might try that (BTW a female who plays XBOX wink.png )

2 - would you recommend keeping my window open at night?

3 - Will definitely try those, thank you for posting link - looking forward to those dreams - I think!!!

4 - Definitely going to start doing that again - yup, definitely -

Thanks for all the info - just wondering if you've managed to kick the habit? and what sort of scars you where left with?

Thank you very much smile.png x

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