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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But despite her fear of needles, she was injecting insulin by herself within a week," said her mother Harriet Mountjoy.
For those who suffer from a fear of needles the device is also designed to hide the needle.
Baxter and her colleagues asked 120 children aged 10-12 years old to rate their fear of needles on a visual analog scale (VAS), from 0 points meaning no fear to 100.
It believes reasons for the drop include fear of needles, lack of awareness of the process and people having less time to give in an increasingly busy world.
Thankfully for the reality star, who has an admitted fear of needles, she conceived on her first try.
As needles were rated as moderately fear inducing by participants, perhaps a more focused educational program is needed to reduce children's fear of needles (e.
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.
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.
Patients with a more intense fear of needles have been recently noticed to have higher [HbA.
The fear of needles is recognized in medical literature as needle phobia, or trypanophobia.
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.