Cnidophobia – Fear of stings

Cnidophobia is the persistent and irrational fear of stings. Those with this phobia are terrified of being stung by anything. There are a lot of triggers for Cnidophobia; the most common form is stings from insects, being stung by a bee or wasp can leave a feeling of unpleasantness.

The sharp burning pain at the sting sites which makes the area red, swollen and throbbing are allergic reactions which sometimes causes fatal or serious. Other forms are from a plant which is the stinging nettles; though they don’t look threatening however they usually deliver some pain. These plants injure humans and animals that come across them using their tiny trichomes that enter the skin. When they enter the skin they deposit some chemicals causing burning or stinging sensation which can last up to seven days. Plants and insects aren’t the only triggers; sometimes needles used in medical procedures can also be a trigger, because they sting the point of entry.

People who’ve been stung by bees, wasps, or stinging nettles may develop anxiety when they are around triggers. Even the sight of what they fear will provoke bad memories and will bring forth physical symptoms like headaches, nausea, dizziness, or panic.

Panic treatments and psychotherapy are preferences used to release tension thus allowing a life free of tension and illness.