I have a form of OCD called dermatillomania, therefore I

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Q: I have a form of OCD called dermatillomania, therefore I pick my nails horribly. but never in my whole life have I seen something like this and it's scaring me. I have devoloped a red watery and fleshy looking bump/sore on my side cuticle. it is red and wet and hurts really bad! I picked it to where it started bleeding so I put some antibiotic cream on it and a bandaid. 10 hours later I take of the band aid to find this

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A:   Hi.
Thanks for your query.

Noted your history of OCD called dermatillomania.
Well, the results are evident that you have eaten away a nice chunk of the lateral aspect of the tissues near the nails.
Seen the picture you have provided after you removed the band-aid.
I would advise you the following looking at the history and the picture.
-First of all complete your booster of tetanus toxoid.
-Clean the wound occasionally and dress less frequently so the at epiththelisation, a process by which the new tissue grow is give n a chance to grow and get anchored well onto the wound.
- Since this is a finger, it is worthwhile to take an antibiotics orally to.
- At the same time you have to continue the treatment.

I hope this answer helps you.

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