Handwara school incident nothing, but trypanophobia : DAK | KNO

Don't panic Doctor's appeals people.
Handwara school incident nothing, but trypanophobia : DAK | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, 24 September (KNO) : DAK appeals people that few children who have developed some sickness or fainting today is not related to MR vaccine as such, but such children have actually fear of needles what is known as trypanophobia.

Trypanophobia is an extreme fear of medical procedures involving injections or hypodermic needles said DAK president Dr Suhail Naik. Some children are especially afraid of needles because they’re unused to the sensation of their skin being pricked by something sharp. By the time most people reach adulthood, they can tolerate needles much more easily Dr Naik added. Children who have phobia to needles can have episode of fainting or severe dizziness as a result of having a vasovagal reflex reaction when pricked by a needle president DAK added further.

General secretary DAK, Dr Owais H Dar advised parrents and media houses in particular that symptoms of trypanophobia should not be blown out of proportion as this happens due to needle phobia and is not related to MR vaccine as such. Kids with trympanophobia can have dizziness, fainting, anxiety, panic attacks, racing heart rate and all this is short lived and have no grave out come. DAK appeals people, preacher, teachers, civil societies to make MR Campaign a success as it will determine future health of next generation.(KNO)