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Pruritophobia (from Latin pruritus, "itch") is the fear of itches. The fear is commonly triggered when people couldn't able to scratch the less accessible itchy surface during a certain time. Or that scratching the itchy surface constantly may give them rashes. Sufferers may have breathlessness, trembling, cold sweat, or loss of control when they feel itching sensation, and they would put massive amount of powder or lotion on it. Pruritophobes would not want to be in environment when they get itches more readily, like getting a haircut or being outside at night when mosquitoes roam that could bite giving them itches.

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