Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pyrexiophobia: The Fear of Fever

Pyrexiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of fever. This phobia can be caused by witnessing or knowing someone who was sick with a fever and died or having a serious illness in the past.  Pyrexiophobia is also known as Febriphobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Pyrexiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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