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I think I may have an allergy to water. Any help?

I think I may have an allergy to water. Any help?

You may: There is a type of physical urticaria (hives) called aquagenic urticaria (hives caused by water). This is rare but can be diagnosed by an Allergist. I would see a local allergist for evaluation and testing. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Developing allergies to water based lube, what to do?

Developing allergies to water based lube, what to do?

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

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What can I do if my boys are getting allergies from chlorine in the water?

What can I do if my boys are getting allergies from chlorine in the water?

Doubt true allergy: Chlorine in pools bubbles off in the sunlight forming a gas that is quite irritating. As kids swim with their head just above the water they are in a zone where this chlorine odor is prominent. It can produce nasal irritation & occasionally set off an asthma attack. In some respects it is like inhaling smoke. Avoiding the peak sun hours can help but this is part of swimming in a chlorinated pools. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my boys are getting allergies from chlorine in the water?

Should I be concerned if my boys are getting allergies from chlorine in the water?

To eyes?: If your boys are getting red eyes after swimming, they likely have a chemical irritation to their eyes. Have them swim with goggles and try to limit opening eyes under water. If the allergy is to their skin, have them take a shower immediately after exiting the pool. See your doctor for other reactions. ...Read more

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Is it too much that I drink about six cups of water a day because of my allergies?

Is it too much that I drink about six cups of water a day because of my allergies?

No but: 6 cups of water a day is not too much but it is unlikely to affect your allergies one way or another unless you are severely dehydrated. ...Read more

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Drinking plenty of fluids but allergies are in the way, feel like I an sucking in air more than water. Everything seems so dry? Normal?

Drinking plenty of fluids but allergies are in the way, feel like I an sucking in air more than water. Everything seems so dry? Normal?

Confusing: Please re-word your question. Allergies can cause excessive nasal congestion due to inflammation of the mucus membranes and increased mucus secretions, but the excessive dryness might be due to overuse of oral antihistamines. Consider a saline water wash. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an allergy to water?

How do I know if I have an 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

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I wanted to know is there anything known as water allergy?

I wanted to know is there anything known as water allergy?

There is: It is very rare, called aquagenic urticaria, welts and /or itching with exposure to water. It occurs mainly in women. It has to be differentiated from cold-induced urticaria, where the rash due to cooling of the skin after getting wet and not the exposure to water. Also, there are certain diseases where exposure to water causes itching without welts. ...Read more

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I might have skin allergy to water, what to do?

I might have skin allergy to water, what to do?

Aquagenic hives: Hives induced by skin contact to water is very rare and included under the category of physical urticarias. A dermatologist or allergist can assist in confirming the diagnosis or finding an alternative explanation for the symptoms. ...Read more

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High salinity of tap water causing skin allergies?

High salinity of tap water causing skin allergies?

Unlikely allergy: Water (regardless of salinity) is unlikely to trigger allergic skin reactions. There is a very rare type of "physical" hives called "aquagenic urticaria" where tap water causes hives on the skin. Also, both cold or hot water immersion or skin contact can cause hives. These are more common than aquagenic urticaria. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy to hard water but not purified water?

Is it possible to have an allergy to hard water but not purified water?

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

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What causes eyes to water constantly besides allergies?

What causes eyes to water constantly besides allergies?

Dry eyes: Either blocked tear ducts (draining into the nose- usually one side only) or dry eyes can induce tearing. It may seem ironic that when the eyes produces insufficient amount to tear, excessive tearing occurs (this is from over-compensation of tear production when the eyes get too irritated from the lack of an even supply of tear). Artificial eye drops may help. If not see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why do allergies make my eyes water?

Why do allergies make my eyes water?

Immune reactions: The conjunctiva, the thin membrane on the inner surface of the eyelids and the white part of the eye, has lots of mast cells, which are the cells that react to allergens. So just as you get an allergic reaction in the nose, you get an allergic reaction in the eye as well. The eye is also connected to the nose through a small duct, and sometimes allergens can travel back and forth. ...Read more

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City water makes me sick. Could this be related to a fluoride allergy?

City water makes me sick. Could this be related to a fluoride allergy?

Unlikely: Fluoride allergy is highly unlikely. In fact I am highly skeptical that it even exists. Fluoride may cause upset stomach, but that is not the same as an allergic reaction. Some city water contains many chemicals and impurities that are very bad for you. I would recommend filtering your water with a brita or something similar. ...Read more

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I have been drinking water also, could I take both allergy and cold meds?

I have been drinking water also, could I take both allergy and cold meds?

Check ingredients: Most allergy medications contain an antihistamine such as diphenhydramine, loratidine, cetirizine or fexofenadine. Cold medications may also include one of these ingredients in addition to other ingredients to control other cold symptoms. Antihistamines, particularly diphenhydramine, can cause drowsiness and therefore you should not take two products with this ingredient. ...Read more

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What type of water do I use in nettipot? How do I sanitize nettipot? Is it OK to use with allergies of sinitus?

What type of water do I use in nettipot? How do I sanitize nettipot? Is it OK to use with allergies of sinitus?

Distilled or boiled: Only use distilled or boiled water with netipot. Never use tap water. Very good for both allergies and sinus problems. Either replace the netipot (if plastic) after 3 months of use or can sanitize with white vinegar and hot water. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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For like a few months I have been coughing up water like mucous it's only happens when I a lay down to sleep. Allergies are horrible but how to end it?

For like a few months I have been coughing up water like mucous it's only happens when I a lay down to sleep. Allergies are horrible but how to end it?

Not only allergy: You probably cough mainly when lying down because of post-nasal drip. However, acid reflux may be contributing. Start by rinsing our nose with saline and taking a non-sedating anti-histamine such as fexofenadine or cetirizine at night AND raise your head on at least 2 pillows, no food or drink before bed. If no better, see your physician or better a board-certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy pill for watering eyes?

What is the best allergy pill for watering eyes?

Something to try: If you are certain that the watering is coming from allergies, try over the counter antihistamines (claritin, allegra, zyrtec). Can even try chilled artificial tears or cool compress. Next in line would be over the counter zaditor (ketotifen). Good luck! ...Read more

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How in the world can I get my eye to stop watering from these allergies?

How in the world can I get my eye to stop watering from these allergies?

Treatment: You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, and use eye drops. I start with zaditor which is over the counter and this fails consider prescription mess such as bepreve (bepotastine besilate). Tough cases do well on alrex. Talk to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my eyes from watering? I don't think it's allergies, as I don't sneeze.

How can I prevent my eyes from watering? I don't think it's allergies, as I don't sneeze.

Watery eyes: Watering of the eyes is not always from an allergy but if it is, a standard allergy eye drop such as Patanol (olopatadine) or Alomide should take care of it. You don't have to also be sneezing. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes constantly water when I have a cold or allergy attack?

Why do my eyes constantly water when I have a cold or allergy attack?

Blocked exit: The exit/drainage routes for your tears may be swollen closed by allergic conjunctivitis.
There may be reflex tearing that over loads your tear drainage system even if the exit routes are not swollen closed.
If your nose is also running, the exit routes are working and it is the excess reflex tearing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious allergy to toradol, can I take a water pill?

What to do if I have serious allergy to toradol, can I take a water pill?

Question unclear: Toradol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain reliever. Taking a 'water pill' would likely have no effect on an allergic reaction.Anti-histamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help-but if the allergy is 'severe' you risk anaphylaxis w/asphyxiation or a Stevens-Johnson type reaction, among others. Seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY if you have taken Toradol & are swelling, having difficulty breathing, etc. ...Read more

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Clear "mucus" almost like water from my nose pretty consistently only with head tilted forward? No cold or allergies, that I know of! Possibilities?

Clear "mucus" almost like water from my nose pretty consistently only with head tilted forward? No cold or allergies, that I know of! Possibilities?

Yes: It may be from fluid collecting in the sinus then drains out when the head tilts at the right direction for the sinus to drain. If you have had a recent head trauma, then it may be a serious condition such as a fracture in the skull area connecting to the nose. You need to get this checked out especially if head trauma is involved. ...Read more

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Why are allergies bad during the winter months? It seems as if the more water I drink, the more dehydrated, I feel becasue the air is so dry at home.

Heat and dust mites: Winter allergies are mostly due to dust mites and also pet dander. Lower the heat setting in the house and considering getting a humidifier. If you have allergies to dust mites or pet dander, getting an air purifier will also help. You can also try using a saline nasal spray to hydrate your nasal passages. ...Read more

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Is it possible to over-use salt water nasal douche? Been using it for 2 years 2x per day to clear irritants + allergy meds. Worried about any damage.

Is it possible to over-use salt water nasal douche? Been using it for 2 years 2x per day to clear irritants + allergy meds. Worried about any damage.

Study points to yes: Saline irrigation can be beneficial when used for a short period of time. A study presented at the 2009 College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology suggested that chronic use of saline was counter productive. Although it removes pathogens when used from time to time, chronic use may remove the "good bacteria". Usually 1-3 weeks of use once a day is enough. If symptoms persist, see an ENT. ...Read more

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Why do the eyes water all the time; would it be infection or allergies?

Why do the eyes water all the time; would it be infection or allergies?

Most common-allergy: Eye allergens are common to cause daily itching, dryness and irritation along with watering... Watery eyes may also be due to "chronic dry eyes". ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause generalized water retention?

Can food allergies cause generalized water retention?

See your PCP: Water retention is generally due to hormones & not food allergies - food allergies may cause urticaria which is usually a localized swelling of the skin.

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