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I am suffering from OCD. I can wash my body and hands all the time. Kindly advice.


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Dr. Albana Greca

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Published At June 5, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 19, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am suffering from OCD. When my sisters and myself were going shopping on a street she touched a septic tank. After that, Inoticed that she touched shopping bags, dresses, and after reaching home she touched curtains, chairs, etc. I am noticing all this and then started washing all touched things by her six months back to today I can wash things. Please help me how to recover from this situation. And please say I am doing wrong or right. I can wash my hands and body all the time because that situation I irritate this but I cannot stop.

Answered by Dr. Albana Greca


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I think at this point, you need psychological support. So, I would suggest discussing with psychologist and run psychotherapy to help you out with this washing things and hands problem. Please take note that our body has its own mechanisms to clear all that is bad from inside, including germs or anything. Furthermore, each time we face any germ, then, our body starts to produce antibodies to keep this defense in the future. If our body is not functioning well, then, we can fall ill. Washing hands and things around is a type of protection. But not too exaggerated. If you cannot help yourself till now, then, you need psychological support from a specialist. Thank you and take care. Regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Albana Greca
Dr. Albana Greca

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