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Mostly everytime I take me a shower I get red splotches on my arms and they itch, and now when I get into a swimming pool I get red splotches on my arms and they itch, what can be causing this?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Aquagenic Urticaria

There is a type of physical urticaria called aquagenic urticaria.
But it could also be due to a separate physical urticaria. Recommendations are cooler showers and increased doses of oral antihistamines (within reason).http://www.acaai.org/allergist/allergies/types/skin-allergies/hives/pages/default.aspx.

In brief: Aquagenic Urticaria

There is a type of physical urticaria called aquagenic urticaria.
But it could also be due to a separate physical urticaria. Recommendations are cooler showers and increased doses of oral antihistamines (within reason).http://www.acaai.org/allergist/allergies/types/skin-allergies/hives/pages/default.aspx.
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