What is Trypophobia: All you need to know about the fear of holes

What is Trypophobia: All you need to know about the fear of holes

Trypophobia refers to a strong fear or disgust of closely packed holes.

People with this phobia feel uneasy, disgusted and stressed when looking at surfaces that have small holes gathered close together.

Studies exploring this phobia are limited and research hasn’t decided on whether trypophobia is a mental health condition.

The triggers of Trypophobia are mainly visual.

Some of them are lotus seed pods, honeycombs, strawberries, Swiss cheese or lesions on skin.

Experts say this fear is an extension of a biological fear of venomous or dangerous creatures.

On the bright side, trypophobia means people have the ability to detect threats in their environment.

Support from a mental health professional can help ease symptoms of trypophobia.