Trypophobia is the official name for a pathological fear, or phobia, experienced when viewing surfaces that contain holes. However this diagnosis is controversial and is considered by some researchers to merely be a revulsion reaction to holes based on a fear of what might be lurking inside the hole. Individuals who have been diagnosed with trypophobia report that they have shuddered, felt their skin crawl, experienced panic attacks, sweated, palpitated, and felt nauseated or itchy while looking at holes in natural substances such as flower pods, honeycombs, oranges, pomegranates, etc.

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