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For fear of blushing, see Erythrophobia (fear of blushing).

Erythrophobia (from the Greek word erythros, meaning "red", and phobos, "fear") (also known as erytophobia or ereuthophobia) is fear of the color red. This phobia is common because red is the symbolic color of danger, bad, or embarrassment. It is also the fear of blushing, not to mention people who suffer erythrophobia may also suffer from hemophobia since red is the color of blood.

Erythrophobes may avoid encountering red things, especially not choosing flaming red hot cheetos. Sufferers will not eat red apples, cherries, tomatoes, ketchup, strawberries, or anything red.


Color phobias
Erythrophobia (fear of red) · Cyanophobia (fear of blue) · Xanthophobia (fear of yellow) · Prasinophobia (fear of green) · Chrysophobia (fear of orange) · Porphyrophobia (fear of purple) · Rhodophobia (fear of pink) · Kastanophobia (fear of brown) · Persicophobia (fear of peach) · Glaucophobia (fear of gray) · Melanophobia (fear of black) · Leukophobia (fear of white)
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