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Allergy To Water
Aquagenic urticaria: There are several unusual hive-like syndromes caused by "physical factors." these include cold, heat, solar, vibration and yes....Water. It is very rare and hives occur with water contact regardless of water temperature or whether it is fresh or salt water. An allergist or dermatologist should be familiar with this rare syndrome and offer a diagnostic and treatment approach. ...Read more
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Is it possible to be allergic to one part of skin (let's say allergy to water), and not another part?
No: But some skin is more sensitive -- an allergy would affect you everywhere. ...Read more
Avoidance: If you are developing a sensitivity to these products then I would avoid using them. If you have a true sensitivity then your reactions will only get worse the more you use it. If you want more details see an Allergist to determine risks. ...Read more
Not likely: The difference between hard and purified water should only be the natural minerals. These minerals should not trigger an allergic reaction. Water in general would not trigger an allergy with the exception of the very, very rare case of aquagenic urticaria--or hives from water. It is not based on water temperature, salt or fresh, etc. ...Read more
Is there a name for an allergy to cold water? I get itching to full blown hives. What tests can they do to determine? Any info on the allergy?
Physical urticaria?: Urticaria (hives) associated with exposure to water has moe than one cause. It may be a non-allergic (physical) urticaria. There are other, even rarer causes. Some may be due to an allergic antibody (ige), others associated with rare diseases. Do symptoms occur with exposure to cold? Do you have any other symptoms? Try an antihistamine before getting wet, but see an allergist/immunologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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