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What is the definition or description of: Repeated hand washing?

What is the definition or description of: Repeated hand washing?

If you have: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder you need to see a mental health professional. You may be given medicine. The mh doc will teach you strategies to deal with this. A book called "the boy who couldn't stop washing" may help. The very best to you. ...Read more

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Repeated Hand Washing (Definition)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder you need to see a mental health professional. You may be given medicine. The mh doc will teach you strategies to deal with this. A book called "the boy who couldn't stop washing" may help. The ...Read more


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Is there any treatments on over comming exssesive hand washing after each blood draw? I belive I have ocd:(

Is there any treatments on over comming exssesive hand washing after each blood draw? I belive I have ocd:(

Yes: Excessive hand washing is one sign of ocd, but this needs to be evaluated and diagnosed by a mental health professional. If it turns out you have ocd, there are several effective treatments available, including medications and certain types of therapy (cbt). I don't know if you're the one performing or receiving the blood draws, but anxiety often makes ocd symptoms temporarily worse. ...Read more

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How do I successfully stop obessive hand washing?

How do I successfully stop obessive hand washing?

Behavior therapy: Consider a form of psychotherapy called "exposure and response prevention" (erp). It might take a little research on your part to find a psychologist who is trained in this form of treatment. If you want to try self help first, get the book "stop obsessing!: how to overcome your obsessions and compulsions" by edna foa. Medication may also have a role, in combination with therapy. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of obessive hand washing

How do I get rid of obessive hand washing

See your doctor : If this is obviousness as you say then I would see a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist as this may be a symptom of a deeper problem. ...Read more

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What are some tips on overcoming hand washing ocd?

What are some tips on overcoming hand washing ocd?

Exposure: Exposure therapy is a form of behavior therapy that involves systematically facing your fears in a planned way. Set up a plan to start exposing yourself to the fear without washing and change the way you think about it. ...Read more

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Is hand washing dish detergent dangerous for children?

Is hand washing dish detergent dangerous for children?

See below: Depends on how the exposure is. If ingested, exposed to the eyes or a mucosa surface, the detergents can be harmful. If you have any concerns about a present exposure, call your local poison control center for advise. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer work as good or better in germ killing than regular hand washing?

Does hand sanitizer work as good or better in germ killing than regular hand washing?

I think so: There are two factors, one mechanical and the other is chemical , hand washing dose mostly the mechanical one and the hand sanitizer do mainly the chemical one, it better to do them both. ...Read more

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Is proper hand washing enough not get a gi. Virus or is there a need to wear mask. Too?

Is proper hand washing enough not get a gi. Virus or is there  a need to wear mask.   Too?

It is usually enough: Hand washing is an amazing thing. When done properly, with soap of course, you can prevent the most common communicable diseases. With proper hand care you should be able to stave off a gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Hand washing after glove removal or sanitizing hands? Which is better or they work the same?

Hand washing after glove removal or sanitizing hands? Which is better or they work the same?

Either: Unclear what type of gloves you are referring to, but either of the two options you have described should serve the purpose. ...Read more

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Hand washing is the most effective prevention of ...Read more