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How to stop picking ears habit

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: November 28, 2021 9:28 AM

Anonymous 2 months

I am a woman in my 20s with no physical illness history but once diagnosed with depression. My concern is I love to pick my ears too much. Every single day, i will use cotton buds to pick my ears, sometimes i use steel ear pick too. I did it about 4-5 times a day to a point my ears starts to bleeding and gets watery and now, my ears kinda not able to hear fully. I tried to stop but I really can’t because sometimes my ears will itch and although sometimes it make my ear hurts, but it feels like a habit that i cannot stop. What should i do with my habit?

Dr Sashini Seeni 2 months
General Practitioner

Good Morning,

I understand your concerns and will try my best to assist you today.

For your information, you may try few steps to stop the habits:

  • Take deep breath when you feel you want to do the habit
  • Try to focus on another activities to distract your habit
  • Drink some water to calm you down

If you have more questions or enquiry, you can contact our doctors online by clicking the link below.

I hope this answer helps you. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Sun Nov 28 2021 09:28:16 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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