Germophobia: An apprehension concerning germs. Someone who
has such a concerns is often referred to as a "germophobe" or "mysophobe". This
phobia's concentraion is on the destructive nature of germs, bacteria and other
Many people attribute Germophobia to individuals with obsessive compulsive
disorder. While that may be true in the purely clinical sense, a "Germophobe"
in day to day use is somebody who realizes the risk of germs, bactiera, viruses
and other microbes. If you are losing sleep over worrying about bacterial infections,
you might have need to be concerned.
Germophobic.net is meant to make you aware of dangers in the microscopic world.
With a little common sense and good practice you can severely reduce your chance
for bacterial and viral infections. There should be no abnormal concern that not
following these measures will have dire ramnifications.
Be safe and be aware to stay in good health.
Top Ways to Avoid Germs/Infections
1. Wash Hands Regularly
2. Wash hands thouroughly (Imagine singing "Happy Birthday" 2 times in a row
3. Avoid Touching your eyes and mouth. (Most germs come from the hands, don't let them into your body)
4. Use antibacterial/antimicrobial hand gel, such as Purell, after touching things that others have touched
5. Children are carry a lot more germs than adults. Make sure to apply rules 1-4 after playing with children.