What is Trypophobia?

Trypophobia is a specific type of phobia under anxiety disorder some time it knows as or “the fear of holes” characterized by an irrational and intense fear of holes, usually not the huge ones but the small holes in asymmetrical clusters pattern.

As per the study it has been found that more than 16% of people having Trypophobia. It created mental fear some time it is harmful and intensity may vary from person to person.

what is Trypophobia

what is Trypophobia

Trypophobia Meaning

Trypophobia word comes from Greek it is a combination of two-word Trypo and phobia, Trypho means “hole”, and phobia means “fear”, the overall meaning of Trypophobia is fear of holes.

Trypophobia Meaning

Trypophobia Meaning

Is Trypophobia a skin disease?

No Trypophobia is not a skin disease, it is a specific type of phobia it is a type of anxiety disorder, but now a day people use to publish below type of picture with the help of photoshop.

trypophobia skin disease

Trypophobia Skin Disease

What causes Trypophobia?

There is not specifically known as the cause of Trypophobia: It might be emotional trauma in childhood or evolutionary survival response to poisonous animals living in holes or mathematical patterns that disturb brain.

Image That Triggered Tryptophobia

  • Lotus flower seed head
  • Woodpecker holes
  • Honeycombs
  • Holes in pomegranates
  • Stretch marks on the skin after pregnancy
  • Condensation drops on a bottle
  • Sandstone structures
  • Holes made on delicious pancakes
  • Cantaloupe holes
  • Soap bubbles
  • Aerated chocolate holes
  • Skin prints of stones
  • Sponges
  • Corals
small holes

small holes

trypophobia frog

Trypophobia frog

trypophobia test

Trypophobia Cure image



Trypophobia signs and symptoms

There is below signs and symptoms Patient experienced while during Trypophobia

  • The sensation of the skin ‘crawling’
  • Shuddering
  • Feeling itchy
  • Rapid heartbeats
  • Panic attacks
  • Shortness of breath
  • Aggression and agitation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Feeling sickened or disgusted
  • Compulsive thinking about holes
  • Bizarre thoughts of falling into the deep holes
  • Sweating
Trypophobia pictures

Trypophobia pictures

Trypophobia diagnosis and tests

As we are well aware that Trypophobia is a type of phobia, the best treatment option to face your fear of holes and learn how to overcome it.
There are following below treatment options can be used in patients with Trypophobia:

  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Pharmacological therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic programming therapy
  • Behavior therapy
  • Morita therapy
  • Online Counseling
  • Hypnosis
trypophobia foot

Trypophobia foot