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Nose Problem

Fri, Oct 15th 1999

I have had this problem all my life (I am 39) - I bother the inside of my nose. I have had two nose operations due to this problem (yes, I am ashamed - several doctors have thought my deviated septum was due to breaking my nose on a diving board when I was 17 - only I knew better) Yes, I should have sought help long ago. I have two wonderful children and a highly supportive husband.. I sit here crying because my beautiful 8 year old daughter came to me with tears in her eyes this morning because she wanted to tell me that her nose was bleeding, for the 2nd time, due to her picking at it. I kissed her, sent her off to school and told her we would work this problem together. I must seek help now for her sake. I do not want her to suffer with this disorder as I have. I can find nothing on this on any web site. I have tried to quit this disorder and have been unsuccessful. She also sucks her thumb at home (not at school) as I did (quit at age 12). She is a 4th generation thumb sucker-we are working on this with gentle methods but have been unsuccessful. I am not nearly as worried about this as I am the nose picking-I do not know where to seek help for both of us...please if you can help me to know where to turn for help...

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