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Touching Other People (Overview)

Touching other people is an activity than is normal if done in the correct context, based on local norms. Touching is a problem if it is inappropriate as seen in some people with neurological or psychiatric disorders, who touch others too often, at the wrong time, or on the wrong part of the body.


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Why can't I stop touching other peoples hair?

Why can't I stop touching other peoples hair?

Compulsion: Compulsive behavior suggests a problem such as ocd. You should talk with your doctor about these symptoms and also undergo screening for anxiety-related and depressive disorders. Behavioral and medication treatment are available. ...Read more

Touching Other People (Overview)

Touching other people is an activity than is normal if done in the correct context, based on local norms. Touching is a problem if it is inappropriate as seen in some people with neurological or psychiatric disorders, who touch others too often, at the wrong time, or on the wrong part of the body.


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Touching other people's blood?

Touching other people's blood?

Bloodborne Disease: Blood born diseases include but are not limited to hiv, hepatitis b and hepatitis c. Wearing safety equipment like gloves is very important if you believe you may be exposed to blood at your job. ...Read more

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Touching other people's blood; what diseases can you get in the u.S.?

Touching other people's blood; what diseases can you get in the u.S.?

Bloodborne Disease: Blood born diseases include but are not limited to hiv, hepatitis b and hepatitis c. Wearing safety equipment like gloves is very important if you believe you may be exposed to blood at your job. ...Read more

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Can mono be tranferred by sweat touching other peoples skin?

Can mono be tranferred by sweat touching other peoples skin?

No.: Mono can be spread through contact with saliva or secretions from the nose, throat, and other bodily orifices; but there is no credible evidence, to my knowledge, that it can be spread via sweat. ...Read more

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Can mono be transferred by kissing and touching other peoples skin?

Can mono be transferred by kissing and touching other peoples skin?

Mono: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensil with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn't as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold. ...Read more

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Can you get aids from touching other peoples dry blood with your dry blood?

Can you get aids from touching other peoples dry blood with your dry blood?

No: Dried blood is not infectious. In addition, as long as your skin is intact in the area you are touching the dried blood, there is no risk. The danger would be if the blood was not dried and your skin was not intact. For instance, if you had an open sore and came in contact with hiv-infected blood (not dried), this would be higher risk. ...Read more

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Can mono be tranferred by a sick person's sweat touching other people's skin?

No.: There is no evidence that i'm aware of that mono can be transmitted via sweat. Blood, saliva, and other bodily fluids can do it, however. ...Read more

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Touching other people's blood cause HIV and hepatitis?

Touching other people's blood cause HIV and hepatitis?

No unless...: You have open sore on your hand when you touch blood. ...Read more