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My hands feel gross dirty greasy all the time


It's hard to touch my phone screen without wiping it every few seconds and using hand sanitizer often.. I hate hate hate the feeling of the greasiness it makes me want to cry and I really just want it to stop. I don't want anyone to disgnose me I just really want a quick fix here. Wearing gloves probably not an option because I'm also terrified of social rejection.

I wash my hands whenever this happens and my skin dries out very quickly. I think I've become addicted. I need some kind of solution that will stop myself from thinking about it too much please help

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Just to add on to it no I don't experience any regular ocd symptoms like sorting stuff or whatever I just need someone to help me

You might actually need to see someone, sooner the better, you said you think you've become addicted. They might help before it gets worse

in reply to Crowguy

The quickest fix would be to see a psych doctor and describe your symptoms. SSRI's will reduce them.

OCD can take many forms. I have OCD and sometimes I need to check things multiple times (like the stove at night, make sure the door is locked, etc.).

Excessive hand washing is one form of OCD.

in reply to brettbolt

Brettbolt, reading your text I have to say I do the same I check things so many times like my balcony door I know I locked but I will go in bed then get again up and check again and again I think if I don’t check I don’t feel safe to go sleep lol

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