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Welcome to my site for Ablutophobia. In hopes of trying to provide some helpful information, I have searched the Internet looking for information on Ablutophobia (bathing fear, bathing phobia, fear of bathing, fear of washing, phobia of bathing, phobia of washing, washing fear, washing phobia). Please note I am not a doctor and only provide this site for informational purposes. I hope you will find some benefit in the site. Best wishes! ~Edd~
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What is Ablutophobia?

Ablutophobia is the fear of washing or bathing. The origin of the word Abluto is Latin (meaning washing) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Ablutophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page. Just the thought washing or bathing could cause a number of symptoms. Ablutophobia is a surprisingly common phobia.

What are the causes?

It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of external events (i.e. traumatic events) and internal predispositions (i.e. heredity or genetics). Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age. Social phobias and agoraphobia have more complex causes that are not entirely known at this time. It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development of phobias. (Wikipedia - phobia).

What are the symptoms?

As with any phobia, the symptoms vary by person depending on their level of fear. The symptoms typically include extreme anxiety, dread and anything associated with panic such as shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, nausea, inability to articulate words or sentences, dry mouth and shaking. .

Can I take medicine?

Medicine can be prescribed, but please note that these medications can have side effects and/or withdrawal systems that can be severe. It is also important to note that medicines do not cure phobias, at best they only temporarily suppress the systems. However, there are treatments for phobias, which include counseling, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, and Neuro-Linguistic programming. Please click on the link at the top of the page called “Treatment Information” to find out more information on these types of treatments.

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Note: If you are going to do a search, some common Ablutophobia search terms include ablutophobia, bathing fear, bathing phobia, fear of bathing, fear of washing, phobia of bathing, phobia of washing, washing fear, washing phobia.

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