Understanding, Recognizing and Treating Emetophobia


There isn’t much information about Emetophobia, better known as the fear of vomit and easily one of the most common phobias. If not treated well and in time, it can have life-changing ramifications. Find more about Emetophobia in the following posts.

Understanding Emetophobia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of


This highlights the characteristics and symptoms of the phobia of vomiting, emetophobia, as well as its successful treatment.

Emetophobia Treatment FAQ | aHealthStop


Get the facts on how people become emetophobic and where to find emetophobia treatment.

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josjane1406 February 13, 2013 at 10:35 pm

I have a friend who may have this disorder. I know that she has mentioned to me that she absolutely cannot abide vomit or vomiting. I am scared to throw up, but not the way she is. I asked her once how she has gotten through years of parenting and she said that she was very lucky that it had somehow worked out for her that she never ended up having to clean up vomit. I guess her husband has always been around to take care of it when one of her children has been sick.


Rich Presta February 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Yes, emetophobia is actually a lot more common than people think, even many professionals aren’t familiar with it. You can learn a lot about it here:



Kiki March 21, 2014 at 5:55 am

when i was in 4th grade i got a small food poisoning, i had upset stacmoh and got sick that night in the car. I had a field trip the next day. SO after that i became very afraid of it, i had to go to the hospital once for a anxiety attack. But as time passed i got alot better. I forgot about vomiting after a few years, i went to two camps for 1 week each and nothing happend. I got a stacmoh bug a month ago, and threw up alot outside at my cousins house. It was great, nothing like i expected


Rhonda C February 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I don’t have emetophobia and I can’t clean up vomit, either. With me, it’s that it triggers a severe gag reflex and I end up vomiting, too. My husband and I had a deal – he always dealt with vomit when the kids were growing up or he knew he’d have twice the mess to clean up. I can see this becoming a phobia just because I loathe vomiting and I’m sure most people do.


Rich Presta February 24, 2013 at 12:49 am

Right, I think most people want to avoid vomit, that’s natural. When it becomes a part of how and why you make life decisions, then it becomes an actual condition such as emetophobia.


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