2. Shizune raised an eyebrow, "Her Sino-what-ia?" I have a very weird phobia, i always have the fear of some bug or creature flying in my ear. My 2 year old daughter recently developed and EXTREME fear of bugs. Fear of Infestation . While not comprehensive, this phobia list offers a glimpse of the many phobias that can have a serious impact on a person's life. I have a phobia of bugs, and it developed for years before going full force. 3 Responses Gulfstream2. lauren120484 posted: I have an extreme phobia of bugs. Well the fleas were easy to exterminate with natural oil lotions for the pets and general cleaning. The truth is bugs do find their way into people’s ear canals, usually while the person is sleeping. They don’t bite, they don’t attack, and they generally don’t have the power to cause me any substantial or lasting harm. Ever since then I haven't been able to sleep without my hair or blanket covering my ears. Dogs with astraphobia may or may not be afraid of other loud noises. Imagine having animals living in your ear, horrible, right? Some say that it’s a leftover evolutionary adaptation that creates an aversion to creatures that may pose a threat. INSECT PHOBIA: (entomophobia, insectophobia, fear of insects, and fear of bugs) 1: insect phobia: a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of insects or bugs, despite conscious understanding by the phobic individual and reassurance by others that there is no danger. It’s such a … The key to understanding entomophobia is the key to understanding any phobia. Desensitization is the method by which a person confronts the object of their fear little by little, and it shows them that the actual consequences of encountering bugs are not usually as dangerous or harmful as they believed. The term astraphobia is composed of the Greek words ἀστραπή (astrape; lightning) and … He's also scared of ants if they crawl on him. i actually have woken up with a bug in my nose. Some people worry about their homes or bodies becoming infested with bugs. "But-- But, Lady Tsunade! How can I get over a phobia. Make, 20. However, in most cases, it might not be visible to you, and hence you could use oil drops or baby oil in your ear. Don't do this. In this day and age of political correctness, you really need to be more sensitive to people who might be so scared of your posts they shit themselves. Found throughout the world, this member of the insect order Dermaptera resembles a winged ant, with a miniature, plier-like set of pincers protruding from its abdomen.The insect is believed, according to an ancient but persistent myth, to burrow through the ear canal and eat people's brains. parasites in the ear/head/neck freak me out too. Continued. But I have a connected fear: bugs laying eggs in my drinking water. I never wear my hair up outside and I try to have my hair down inside too if i can. 2: insect phobia: an extreme unwarranted fear and/or physical aversion to insects or bugs. I have a severe fear of stink bugs, but I’m not going to call it a phobia. You may have heard stories about bugs getting in ears. I just wanted to know if there's a proper name for it. This is probably the most common insect-related fear, and it’s also one of the most rational. There’s no biting, just a crawling sensation like there’s microscopic bugs I can’t see yet I feel them. not slugs, but the idea of a bug crawling in my ear freaks me out a lot. When there is one in my house, usually a largish one, I feel trapped and sometimes have panic attacks. The bad news is, yes, bugs of many shapes and sizes occasionally do crawl into people's ears. Astraphobia, also known as astrapophobia, brontophobia, keraunophobia, or tonitrophobia is an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning or an unwarranted fear of scattered and/or isolated thunderstorms, a type of specific phobia.It is a treatable phobia that both humans and animals can develop. While any bug could make their way into your ears, cockroaches and flies are the biggest ones to be concerned about, Dr. Troyano says. The symptoms which can confirm the fear to be entomophobia or fear of bugs & insects are: Complaining … Bugs Getting in Your Ears. "It seems that Mori Hanna has gotten over her phobia of bugs-- her Shinophobia." Sometimes in the summer we get these little black bugs that have a hard shell. son has a bug phobia. He refused to take a bath for about 3 weeks because he thought there was a bug in the bath one time. They don't say--" THE END, (but really a whole new beginning…) Hey there, we're going to talk about fears — like being scared of cheese, dancing, trees, numbers and even holes. "Yes, indeed." Earwigs crawl into our ears. It started with a field trip in second grade (during the roly-poly era). In this case, a dog may tremble slightly or you may notice flattened ears, wide eyes, and a tucked tail during a thunderstorm. Like they always say, the early bug catches the bird." Fear is a negative emotion and is based on negative thoughts and always feels bad and scary and sometimes even we create physical symptoms like shaking, nauseous, vomiting, etc with them. Follow - 1. They just stand around and look like a little tank on comically-thin legs. I have no idea where this fear comes from, because she hasn't had any frightening encounters that i've been aware of, and her father and I aren't afraid of bugs. When a person with insect phobia responds to insects in a way that he or she feels prevents them from being harmed, the behavior is reinforced in the brain. In case there is a bug in your ear and its presence it confirmed to you, then the best way to deal with it is to either remove it yourself. According to an article in the Cultural Entomology Digest, people with this fear often bring items that they believe to be bugs to pest control or medical professionals.These specimens, gathered around the house, often turn out to be bits of lint, scabs or dust, rather than the feared bugs. I've never really been afraid of bugs just of them crawling in my ears. Doctors aren’t sure what causes misophonia, but it’s not a problem with your ears. “What specifically causes phobia of bugs, insects?” There are a lot of theories about this subject. I woke up one morning and felt something in my nose. I’m currently at college and I feel things crawling all over my head and in my ears and upper body, sometimes my legs. Extreme phobia of bugs. Even when i am sleeping i hate to have my ears not covered. Now my hubby and i at that time were seeking employment beyond temp work and his mother was the only person with reliable income. Phobia symptoms can include shortness of breath or dry mouth but can also be more serious—like vomiting, chest pain, and a racing heart. The blonde said, "Things have gone just as I planned. For some reason they dont scare me, even though I hate bugs and spiders. In fact he's so scared of bees that he automatically thinks any flying bug coming toward him is a bee. Because my husband is out of town (he usually indulges my fears by checking every room in our house every evening) I have been forced to deal with them alone. Ive been afraid of having bugs crawl into my ears since a girl at my primary school got an earwig in her ear. They think it’s part mental, part physical. OTHER NAMES FOR … It will kill the insect, but for its removal, you will eventually need the help of a medical practitioner. Hell, I used to collect roly-polys and have then crawl all over my arms, and that makes me feel sick thinking about it. It feels so real and I can barely pay attention anymore. There are documented cases of spiders, fruit fly babies, bed bugs, crickets, moths, and ticks being found in … Being schizophrenic is another strong reason for developing the phobia. My phobia started when I was about 2 years old thanks to my brother say that a swarm of flies in the back garden were going to get me. What should i do? Our bug barrier was for roaches not fleas and bed bugs so we got fleas and bed bugs. According to the National Institute of Health, a phobia is "an ongoing and unreasonable fear of a certain object, animal, activity, or situation that poses little to no actual danger." Merriam-Webster defines a phobia as "an exaggerated, usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation." Some people even lose the ability to speak when they are faced with their phobias. This is a rare occurrence. Getting a bug in my ear is a phobia of mine. Other dogs may have a more severe phobia which leads them to hide, become destructive, or even lose control of their bowels or bladder. i feel skeeved out just typing this. I sleep with the sheet over my ears so they can’t take over my head while I sleep. Signs and Symptoms of Entomophobia or Fear of Bugs & Insects. Hi there, that is certainly an interesting one! Many -phobia lists circulate on the Internet, with words collected from indiscriminate sources, often copying each other. There’s a phobia for that! Understanding Your Phobia. Read 3 Responses. Of all the insects on Earth, perhaps none is quite as misunderstood as the lowly earwig. 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