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It's still hard not to touch your face

“Don’t touch your face,” they said...

Let's talk about face touching

Why it’s not good for you

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you should avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth simply to avoid transmitting any bacteria or trace of the coronavirus to any hot spots of your body. However, if you think about not touching your face for long enough, eventually you will start thoughtlessly and compulsively doing the action you just told yourself not to do. If you find yourself telling this information to reporters and millions of Americans, the idea of touching your face will just slowly transform into an uncontrollable impulse, an itch you have to scratch.

“It is absolutely [human nature]. I think that to ask people not to touch their face is kind of ridiculous. It just can’t happen… People are saying: ‘Wait a second. Did I just touch my face? Or did I not? I don't think I did, but maybe I did when I wasn't thinking about it.' And, honestly, maybe they did… People with a lot of health anxiety or anxiety in general often engage in this kind of recursive, ruminative kind of checking,” Dr. Timothy Scarella, a psychiatric professor at Harvard Medical School, informs NBC News.

Prevention methods to focus on

If straining to not touch your face is weighing down your day to day life, it is best to start looking into at-home prevention methods. Health professionals are asking citizens to stop buying medical masks as they are often worn improperly, and tend to be more effective for those with the virus rather than those trying to avoid getting sick. Also, the mass stockpiling of these devices are preventing medical workers from having the proper supplies. Other known prevention methods include rigorously and frequently washing hands, using hand sanitizer if soap is unavailable, disinfecting any and all surfaces, and preparing medicine and food supplies in case of infection.

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03/06/2020 1:58 AMupdated: 03/06/2020 2:14 PM

708 comments

  • Nawaf J.
    08/29/2020 08:13

    LoL

  • Tina R.
    08/22/2020 20:56

    How come none of them is'wearing mask?

  • Hanzala G.
    08/22/2020 18:35

    Trump is always the funniest one...

  • Brenda M.
    07/14/2020 11:17

    During a crisis, the President of the United States should lead us through — keep a nation calm, united, and safe. Instead, this president plays the victim, blames everyone else for his failures, and discredits anyone in his way, like the autocrat he is. J Kennedy

  • Nelly P.
    06/24/2020 15:50

    I don’t blame them, it’s hard 😂

  • Hannah L.
    05/08/2020 17:15

    Roasted🤣

  • Val K.
    05/02/2020 17:55

    Well ?????!!!!

  • John P.
    05/01/2020 06:25

    Breaking they own rules

  • Bunny Ṿ.
    04/23/2020 05:34

    GAu Tham Naidu 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Arjune M.
    04/23/2020 01:09

    Bunch of fakes

  • Aymen B.
    04/22/2020 12:48

    ils ont gardé le Meilleur pour la fin kima dima xD

  • Govinda K.
    04/20/2020 05:33

    Trump: I haven't touch my face since one week. Trump after few minutes: 🙊🙈🤦

  • Naomi W.
    04/18/2020 20:36

    I really struggle ive just lernt to put hand sanitizer on then touch my face

  • Gina M.
    04/18/2020 04:23

    Your mind may wander when someone else is speaking.😂😂

  • Aloysius N.
    04/17/2020 03:09

    Hypocrites...

  • Sarah A.
    04/14/2020 17:58

    bro 😅😐

  • Shinwari Z.
    04/11/2020 15:46

    Involuntary actions

  • Gunter S.
    04/11/2020 00:45

    Headshot

  • Rasha A.
    04/09/2020 07:26

    lol

  • Coleen
    04/08/2020 06:58

    its hard

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