Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder where one has a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Discuss topics including social phobias, claustrophobia and treatment options.
My phobia is cockroaches... Even the name creeps me out. I've always been afraid of them since I was little, but it's gotten so much worse. If I see one I won't eat. I won't even kill one. They are terrifying. Everyone thinks I'm just being a baby, but they seriously creep me out...I won't even sleep if I see one. I had a bad experience while I was pregnant this past year. I was sleeping and had a dream something was crawling on me. Well I was still half asleep and looked at my arm and saw something black. My first thought was a spider, but then I realized what it was..I jumped off the couch and swung my arm so I didn't have to touch it. I felt so dirty so I washed my arm for a while. To this day I am terrified of it happening again. I mean I've always been afraid of one even touching me and then I woke up to one. Makes it very hard to sleep. I Know this is stupid to a lot of people. I feel like no one understands how horrified I am of them.
In many areas where they are present people in general
find them unpleasant and disgusting. Many apartment buildings
such as the one I live in have an exterminator to spray for them.
They aren't particularly harmful or dangerous but many people
would react that way.
There are pragmatic ways that will help keep out of
the house such as eliminating standing sources
of water as that is often what attracts them.
There are some good informational websites online.
If they do become a problem generally an exterminator
is needed as they have built up a tolerance to standard insect spray..
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.