In a recent report, the nation’s doctors announced that picking scabs before they have fully healed is “actually completely fine.”
This announcement has caused many to reevaluate previous statements made by their mothers concerning the dangers of picking scabs developed from injuries such as skinned knees and paper cuts.
“We’ve found that what happens is this: you pick the scab, it starts bleeding again,” said the report. “But what we didn’t understand until now is that this literally has no consequences. None at all.”
Ever since the report was made public general medical practitioners and specialists alike have leapt into action to spread the word.
“It’s the children that we really need to think about,” said Providence family practitioner Dr. Winston Scott. “They really need to be made aware of the non-dangers of picking the scabs they get on their elbows when they fall from the monkey bars.”
In related news, dermatologists announced to the nation’s teenagers that the best way to get rid of zits is to pop them in front of a mirror.