How to cope with a crippling fear of the stomach flu?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve suffered from horrible, crippling emetophobia. The entire idea of getting sick is enough to irk me, but whenever someone I know gets a stomach bug in particular, it sends me into a panic. I’ve learned to handle some things, fpr example, my best friend got appendicitis, and he was like that, but I didn’t mind as much because it’s not contagious. But with the stomach flu, I get so, so anxious, and I panic -‘d that can even lead me to the point of feeling super sick. I really need help with this. Any suggestions?

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Can’t say I like it either, but I don’t think there is a way to cope. Perhaps you may grow out of it, but I suggest to just avoid getting it. Such as, washing your hands before meals, no 3 second rule (doesn’t work anyway), and don’t share food at all. Hope you don’t get it, I haven’t gotten any stomach flu’s for over 5 years so far . . . 😁
on April 27, 2018