trypanophobia

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Related to Fear of needles: Aichmophobia, belonephobia

trypanophobia

an abnormal fear of vaccines and vaccination. Also called vaccinophobia.
See also: Health
an abnormal fear of vaccines and vaccination. Also called vaccinophobia.
See also: Disease and Illness
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Anthony loved his tattoos and despite the amount he had, he actually had a fear of needles which was an ongoing joke among family and friends.
Public figures such as Jackie Chan and Alice Cooper have admitted their fear of needles.
A MUM-OF-FOUR has been described as "a real heroine" after donating one of her kidneys to her severely ill brother - despite having a crippling fear of needles.
I had a massive fear of needles but knew I could get over that if it meant I could save a life.
But she refused, claiming that she had a fear of needles, and could not give an alternative sample of urine.
Ribery does not have, to his knowledge, a fear of needles.
Verity, who died in November 2009, had suffered an understandable fear of needles after spending much of her short life in and out of hospital.
We have an occupational therapist providing offering clinical hypnotherapy to a seven-year-old with a fear of needles.
56% of the adult population and 82% of paediatric population suffer from trypanophobia, the fear of needles.
If perhaps you have a fear of needles, House of Fertility and Healing's recently launched needle-free acupuncture solution utilises a low-level laser therapy to create a photochemical response at a cellular level.
No one really likes them but a fear of needles affects one in 10 people so you shouldn't feel ashamed or embarrassed.
Additionally, traditional acupuncture requires patients to make repeat appointments and a fear of needles may make it undesirable for many patients.