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A female asked:

Is it bad to wash yourself with soap three times over in the shower? i often do this. is it bad to be exposed to this many chemicals?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 63 years experience
Soap: No, I do not think you are doing any harm although a good wash once is probably sufficient
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 26 years experience
Unlikely: However, it is curious that you have a specific number of times that you do this every time. There is a chance that there are compulsive features of this suggesting possible Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Also, if one scrubs too hard one can cause injuries to the skin. See your doctor to discuss in person if you wonder about harm
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Last updated Dec 17, 2015

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