Is it normal to be afraid of germs and contamination?

I have OCD and I'm on medication for it and in therapy. How can I overcome my fear of germs and contamination? Thanks.

Is It Normal?
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  • If you're already in therapy and on medication have patience


    You are taking steps that you need to take to resolve this.

    Unnecessary post.

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  • Talk to your therapist about it and find out what h/she suggests.

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  • I have this too :(

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  • I eat stuff off the ground whenever I can, wherever I can. I offer no insight but I used to be a germophobe and now I'm not.

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  • It's not normal to be obsessed about germs and cleanliness, but if you have OCD then it's very common.

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  • you might have mysophobia? but you mentioned having OCD, in that case you should just talk to your therapist/psychologist

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  • You'll eat a pound of dirt before you die. Relax.

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  • Some people never do. Ask Howie Mandel. He could have a full head of hair if he wanted. He shaves it to feel cleaner. He takes meds but they only do so much. At least for him.

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