trypanophobia


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trypanophobia

Morbid fear of needles, pins and other sharp objects.

While this term is the most common formal term for needle phobia, it does not fill a lexical void other than to formalise “needle phobia”, which remains more commonly used and understood.
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Similarly skin diseases, like hyperhidrosis, may generate social phobia.5 In addition a dermatologist may encounter a patient who has a trypanophobia which is an extreme fear of medical procedures involving injections or hypodermic needles.6
For now, these new iPhone applications are targeting fear of spiders, flying and dentists, with fear of needles, Trypanophobia, planned for the future.
co.uk Fear of needles (trypanophobia) was second, with fear of clowns (coulrophobia) third and fear of flying (aerophobia) fourth.