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Mysophobia, also known as verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia and bacteriophobia, is a pathological fear of contamination and germs. The term was coined by William A. Hammond in 1879 when describing a case of obsessive–compulsive disorder exhibited in repeatedly washing one's hands. Mysophobia has long been related to compulsive hand washing. Names pertaining directly to the abnormal fear of dirt and filth include molysmophobia or molysomophobia, rhypophobia, and rupophobia, whereas the terms bacillophobia and bacteriophobia specifically refer to the fear of bacteria and microbes in general.

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Celebrities with Germophobia

People who talk about their germophobia publically deserves our love and respect. There are alot of celebrities who have embraced their germophobia in public and in our opinion there is nothing to feel embarrassed about being a "GermoPhobic."

Here is a list of all those celebs who have disclosed their irrational fear of germs.


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Everything you need to know about OCD.

People think that OCD and Germophobia are entirely different things but in reality these are interlinked. A person with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - OCD, may also be a germophobic at the same time. If you are still confused about OCD, then give a read to this article which has briefly explained that what is OCD, what are its causes and why do you have it? 

Here is the link to the article:

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Confessions of a Germophobe

If you are a germophobe then this article by Amy Johnson is going to make you so happy. This is such a fun piece where the writer has disclosed the confessions made by a germophobe. This piece actually tells that how does it feel to be a germophobe and despite taking all the precautionary measures, you are still not safe from the attack of germs. 

Here is the link:

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Are You Turning into a Germophobe?

If sharing food with others, shaking hands or giving hugs bothers you then you might be turning into a germophobe. This is the time when you should do your homework that how does it feel to be a germophobe or through what changes you will have to undergo throughout this journey. The first few months will be hard but eventually you will get used to of being a 'Germophobe.'

This is a great blog for those newbie germophobes.


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Coronavirus is a nightmare for a germaphobe

If you are a germpohobe then you should definitely give a read to this amazing article, which tells that how people have adapted to the new normal (COVID-19) situation. It is extremely difficult time for those who have suffered from the virus. This deadly virus is actually a nightmare for germophobes!!!


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Germophobe's guide for dining out

Holiday season is a time when people loves to hang out together, have fun and live their life in the most happening way. People usually eat at least once in a holiday season. A restaurant may looks abolsutely spotless but there are tons of hidden germs creeping into unexpected place like table top, chair, menu cards and what not. 

 Here, his guide to the germiest contamination zones to watch out for in restaurants.

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Struggles of a germophobe

Well, if you are a true germophobe then you can totally relate with the struggles given in the link below. People think that being a germophobe means that you only are allergic to germs but there is a long story of the struggles that a true germophobe faces in their life. In the link, I am sharing a story of a new mom who is also a germophobe. People think she is rude becasue she does not allow you to sip from her water bottle or she does not appreciate hand shakes but the truth is its her phobia of germs is keeping her from doing things that a non-germophobic can do without hesitation.  HAVE FUN READING IT!!!!


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Home cleaning hacks for a Germophobe

If you are germophobe than home cleaning is a biggest task for you because you make sure not to miss an inch while cleaning. Germophobes santizies their entire home everyday and sometimes at least thrice a day or else they are not internally contended. 

If you just discovered that you are a germ freak and finding it difficult to clean you home, then you must go through these easy and simple hacks to deep cleanse your home.


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Traveling tips for a Germophobe

Are you a traveler but at the same time you are a germophobe too? You like traveling but going to places in an airplane gives you anxiety because you are exposed to germs more than ever. Well, in such case give a read to this spectacular travelling guide for a germophobe by Bennett Collins

This blog explains that how germophobe and humans who finds flying less hygeinic can keep themselves from getting sick.

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Are you a Germ-Freak?

Being a germophobe does not mean that you are suffering from some psychotic disorder, rather it means that you are extra cautious about your health. Being a germ freak means that you want to keep your surroundings free from germs so that you and your loved ones does not fall sick and that is why, you spend most of your time and energy on thinking ways to stay germ free. 

Here is a very interesting read about being a germ freak:


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How to avoid contracting corona virus?

Many germs enter your system through your eyes and nose so rubbing your eyes and nose are not a good idea.  

It takes practice to avoid the itching but learn to do that for your own health.

People who cover the mouth and nose with their hands don't realize that every time they touch something they are spreading their germs.

Instead, sneeze into your elbow or upper arm.  Everyone will thank you. 

Skin contact spreads germs quickly.  Don't do it.
Instead do a fist bump or elbow bump.  Recently bumping feet is becoming popular. 

These rules were taken from:


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How to Protect Kids From Germs

Well! we should all admit the fact that, kids aren’t exactly the kings and queens of cleanliness. After all, we are the ones who told them to share their food with other kids, shake hands and give friendly hugs, but now how can we tell them to stop doing all these things because we are in a middle of a ‘Pandemic.’ However, what we can do is prevent them from going to seriously icky germy zones like to playgrounds or zoos, because these areas are the hub of germs.

To learn about these germ zones: Click on the link below



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A few things about me you might not know yet

I think most if not all of you already know me through my teaching in school and my drawing classes for kids in the Leisure Time Club. I am really happy to gather all of you here, in my blog. I started it back in 2012, and since then it became such a great comfy place where we can discuss all kinds of things about our kids. But back then when I only started everything, I was so incredibly unsure whether it will ever work out. Can you imagine? :-) I thought, what if nobody wants to try this way of communication, what if nobody cares? Seriously, I was full of doubts. And I remember how I got my first “Hi!” here, and what relief I felt:-) So, what I was saying. Don’t be afraid of starting new things, experimenting and changing your life. This kind of decisions is what actually moves the world forward.
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