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Welcome to my site for Acarophobia. In hopes of trying to provide some helpful information, I have searched the Internet looking for information on Acarophobia (itching fear, itching phobia, fear of itching, fear of insects that cause itching, phobia of itching). Please note I am not a doctor and only provide this site for informational purposes. I hope you will find some benefit in the site. Best wishes! ~Edd~
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What is Acarophobia?

Acarophobia is the fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching, such as mites or ticks. People who have this fear may buy tons of bug spray, seal off any possible ways for insects to enter their house or car, sweep, vacuum or clean their homes daily and/or they may feel anxiety about living their safe places. Acarophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page. The origin of the word acaro is Latin (means mite) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear).

What are the causes?

It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of external events (i.e. traumatic events) and internal predispositions (i.e. heredity or genetics). Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age. Social phobias and agoraphobia have more complex causes that are not entirely known at this time. It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development of phobias. (Wikipedia - phobia).

What are the symptoms?

As with any phobia, the symptoms vary by person depending on their level of fear. The symptoms typically include extreme anxiety, dread and anything associated with panic such as shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, nausea, inability to articulate words or sentences, dry mouth and shaking. .

Can I take medicine?

Medicine can be prescribed, but please note that these medications can have side effects and/or withdrawal systems that can be severe. It is also important to note that medicines do not cure phobias, at best they only temporarily suppress the systems. However, there are treatments for phobias, which include counseling, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, and Neuro-Linguistic programming. Please click on the link at the top of the page called “Treatment Information” to find out more information on these types of treatments.

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Note: If you are going to do a search, some common Acarophobia search terms include Acarophobia, itching fear, itching phobia, fear of itching, fear of insects that cause itching, phobia of itching.

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