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Water causing hives: Aquagenic urticaria (hives) is one of the phyusical urticarias. It can often be controlled with antihistamines (an old one called Cyproheptadine - periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) especially). Also if there are angioedema symptoms injectable Epinephrine is advisable. There is no effective desensitization at this time, but sometime the symptoms clear or lessen with time. ...Read more
Is aquagenic urticaria hereditary?
Who is the first person to have this and when is it? (when he/she have it)
Yes. Hereditary: Aquagenic urticaria (water allergy) is a rare condition, which causes skin breaks out in painful or itchy lesions when it comes in contact with water. It has an hereditary pattern, with location on chromosome 2q21. It is more common in females than males, and more likely to occur during puberty. There is no cure, but there are a number of treatments including antihistamines and topical steroids. ...Read more
No: Urticaria is best treated with oral antihistamines, you may need to take one at least 30 minutes before contact with water. Creams are of little value in this case. ...Read more
I have Aquagenic urticaria. Is there any medicine to control it. Skin is painful n red after contacting with water. But skin dont itch?
Difficult control: It is very difficult to control this disease and no one has known the actual cause. Some try the regular treatments for urticaria with antihistamines like hydroxyzine, cyproheptadine, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Other treatments are more difficult and would need direct care or observations and not enough room here to go into all of the types. See MD-health.com for further information. I hope this helped. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have aquagenic urticaria is there anything else I can do other then just antihistamine everyday? I have had it for 12 years now. 20yr old female
I've been told I have aquagenic urticaria because of my symptoms. When it's a hot day, same symptoms (red rash, itchy) happens too. Is it related?
Yes: It is usually confined to the skin. I presume that you are not talking about cold urticaria. ...Read more
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