Does anyone have experience of constant picking and scratching? My husband has sore marks on his hands and firearms which he has had for several weeks. At first he told me they were from where the canula was in his arm when he was in hospital in July, then his shorthand they were goes bites because he thinks the cat has fleas. We saw the doctor who wasn't convinced they were bites and have him some cream for them. Since then he spends most of his day altogether a small pair of scissors or tweezers constantly picking or scratching or pulling the hairs out of his arms. He puts the cream on them I see him putting germolene on too! If I say anything he gets cross and tells me not to keep on its his body. I said we'll it will be your body when they're all septic then. I spoke to the doctor when I had an appointment and before I could tell her she said is he picking? She just said it's very common and told me for the umpteenth time that I'm doing a great job looking after him! That doesn't help. She said just make sure they don't get infected. I've now told him I've made him another appointment to see the doctor and I intend dropping a note in for her before the appointment. I'm just wondering if there is anything she can give him to stop him doing it. I think it is largely down to boredom because he does nothing but watch tv all day. I tried to encourage him to do something else with his hands but he's not interested. I'm also worried that If I keep saying anything he will start getting angry again. He has frontal lobe dementia and anger was a huge problem before his diagnosis. This has been reduced to virtually nothing with sertreline and I wonder if the dose could be increased. In July he had pneumonia and sepsis so I worry about infection. He is also type 2diabetic so everything takes longer to heal. Sorry to ramble! Any suggestions or information gratefully received.