Many adults and children suffer from Dermatillomania, or skin-picking disorder. Studies find over 1-5 percent of the population is affected with excoriation disorder. Many look for quick fixes, only to go back to picking skin regularly. Common triggers for skin-picking include both anxiety and OCD, however, there can be other causes that create the urge to pick. Since Dermatillomania is an impulse control disorder, treatment and cures are difficult to find and are not a one-size-fits-all deal. Treatments can include medication for OCD, cognitive behavioral therapy, along with additional self-care therapies such as fidget toys created specifically for Dermatillomania sufferers.
What is a Fidget Toy?
A fidget toy is a small object or “toy” that can be used to keep hands busy by “fidgeting” or “stimming”. They create an affect on the senses that serves as some type of sensory want or need to the user. Some online stores, such as Kaiko Fidgets, provide an array of fidget toys for every type of fidgeting need. Fidget toys are known to increase focus outside of the fidgeting. For instance, if you are in a therapy session, using fidgets while speaking and actively listening can be extremely helpful.
Why Fidget Toys for Dermatillomania?
While therapies and medication are the number one treatments for excoriation disorders, there have been many cases that have benefited greatly from fidget toys. Not only do fidget toys help with boredom or sensory needs, they can be useful for those with Dermatillomania.
The Original Pick ‘N Peel Stone gives the sensation of picking and peeling skin without the hurt of picking and peeling your own skin. Each nook and cranny within our hand-picked stones is different, so each pick and peel will give of a unique sensation. The filler used is locally made and sourced in the USA and was created to give the perfect stretch and snap, just like you would feel when picking a hangnail or scab.
Where is the best place to store my Fidget?
We suggest keeping your Pick ‘N Peel Stone Fidget Toy wherever you normally find yourself picking the most. If that may be after looking in the mirror, consider storing your stone on your vanity for easy access when wanting to pick. On the flip side, it you tend to pick while watching television in the evening, keeping your Pick ‘N Peel Stone on your coffee table near the couch is a good idea. No matter where you keep your fidget toy, make sure you have it handy in a pinch. You never know when it may come in handy and save your skin a bit.
Overall, fidget toys are great for many reasons. Using specific fidgets for skin picking disorders can help sufferers with urges and satisfy the need to pick on a larger scale. Do you are anyone you know suffer from skin picking and have you tried the Pick ‘N Peel Stone? If so, please leave us a comment below and let us know how it has worked for you.