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What is the best way to cure aquagenic pruritis?

What is the best way to cure aquagenic pruritis?

See below: The cause of the condition cannot be fully avoided in all cases, treatment is usually focused on topical itch management. This can be effected by the application of anti-pruritic lotions utilizing phototherapy, the application of heat or cold packs to the skin after water contact. Paradoxically, hot baths or showers help many patients. H1 and h2 blockers such as loratadine, Doxepin or cimetidine. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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What is aquagenic pruritus??

What is aquagenic pruritus??

Itching with water: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3179019/ For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is aquagenic pruritus a recognized condition, disease or allergy?

Is aquagenic pruritus a recognized condition, disease or allergy?

Yes: Though it is rare, aquagenic pruritis or urticaria is a real condition. A board certified allergist/immunologist can best help you with the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor (gp, dermatologitst etc) would be best suited to diagnose and treat aquagenic pruritis?

What kind of doctor (gp, dermatologitst etc) would be best suited to diagnose and treat aquagenic pruritis?

Dermatologist: Although either doctor may be qualified, a dermatologist generally has more experience dealing with physical urticarias in their daily practice. They can also conduct further testing for other allergies (patch testing and prick testing) to determine if you are allergic to any other physical stimuli or substances. ...Read more

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For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg. It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?

For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg.  It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?

Eczema: Could be a condition called eczema. If it bleeds after you scratch it could be psoriasis especially if you notice white scaly skin. Try over the counter cortisone cream to see it helps. If not, you might need to sees dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment setup. ...Read more

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Igot this skin rash that s not itchy, it does not go away and its all over my body. Being there for 7 months and little black dots appearing also.?

Igot this skin rash that s not itchy, it does not go away and its all over my body.  Being there for 7 months and little black dots appearing also.?

See dermatologist: Might be due to some kiind of reaction either to a medication or so etching taken orally, or reaction to something in the environment, or underlying medical problem. See your doctor or dermatologist for possible biopsy to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do for the last 10 years I have experienced itchy skin when exposed to heat , when on holiday abroad I have to s?

What to do for the last 10 years I have experienced itchy skin when exposed to heat , when on holiday abroad I have to s?

Sun allergy?: Some people can be allergic to the sun. The only way to prevent this is to cover up and try to avoid exposure as best you can. antihistamines don't really work for this. ...Read more