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[4 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Scabies is a contagious infection caused by female mites Sarcoptec scabiei which burrows into the skin to lay eggs and they are usually seen in between fingers. Some people have an intense fear of these little creatures and this fear is called Scabiophobia. This fear is frequently the result of obsessing about something that might be swarming into our skin. Living through a scabies influx might instill this fear potentially. The psychological trauma caused by this outbreak oftentimes results to long term fear based response. Most patients …

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[14 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Acarophobia or the abnormal fear of itching and of insects that cause itching is a surprisingly common phobia which causes many people to suffer from stress. This type of problem often impacts the quality of the sufferer’s life and may cause stress attacks which may keep patients away from their family.
Symptoms for this kind of phobia often include:

Shortness of breath
Feelings of dread
Heart palpitations
Easily getting mad or losing control
Dry mouth
Too much sweating
Nausea
Fear of itching or of insects that may cause itching
Shaking
Rapid breathing
Irregular pulse rate or heartbeat
Inability to speak and think clearly

Acarophobia …