How common is a fear of balloons popping ?
Phobias can be anything from quite mild to extremely intrusive. A moderate fear
of balloons bursting is fairly common, but it is only rarely debilitating. When
it has started at an early age, the effects on a person's life can be quite
Mild feelings of unease when balloons are around will certainly respond to some
of the suggestions elsewhere on this site - some of the desensitisation procedures
may need to be modified slightly if the fear is only present when a balloon is being
Where the phobia is intrusive then it's a good idea to get as much information as
possible about how you can be cured of it - you need to ignore the kind of people
who just like to fool around with you since they will simply not be helpful, but
do talk to people who take it seriously and are willing to help.
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