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[9 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Fever is usually a sign of an infection, be it viral or bacterial and almost all of us had experienced having fever in our entire lifetime. Although it is unpleasant, fevers usually resolve with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, or even without medications. But pyrexiophobics have an exaggerated phobic or anxiety response to fever which may be caused by several things.
One might have gotten a really bad infection in the past that caused spiking fevers and long hospital stays and the experience could have been …

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[16 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

The febriphobic individual may interpret any rise in temperature as a sign of significant illness. One may logically conclude that this phobia might also include an awesome fear of becoming ill.
Sometimes known as Fibriophobia or Fibriphobia, the word is a combination of Latin and Greek. Febriphobia derives from the Latin phrase febris, that means fever and the Greek phrase phobos that means fear.
What Causes Febriphobia?
As is the case with all phobias, the person coping with Febriphobia has skilled a real-life trauma. That traumatic expertise is then associated with fever and/or …