Ablutophobia (from Latin ablutere 'to wash off") is the persistent, abnormal and unwarranted fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning. This phobia is a situational specific phobia. Ablutophobia tends to be more common in children and women than in men.
Its symptoms and treatment are basically the same as for most specific phobias.
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- Ablutophobia - PhobiasBlog.com