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What worked with my daughter... 1) In no uncertain terms, I was very disgusted by the eating. Repeatedly and consistently. Nothing about the person, but the act itself. 2) Every chance I get, I offer her a nose picking to eat. Ask her why she won't eat everyone's nose pickings. If that seems gross then keep offering until that decision sticks and gets ...


If the picking is specifically related to the nostrils feeling dry + itchy, I would recommend trying to apply Aquaphor or other moisturizer. It will both help the condition and make the idea of picking less appealing (getting sticky ointment on the picker's finger). This simple emphasis has helped break cycles of picking -> nosebleed -> scabbing -> ...

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