aquagenic urticaria


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aquagenic urticaria

A type of physical urticaria in which the skin itches and burns following contact with water of any type (including one’s own sweat or tears) at any temperature (hot is worse than cold), for any length of time (longer duration is worse than shorter). While aquagenic urticaria is not a classic histimine-induced allergic reaction, antihistamines may help manage the symptoms.

aquagenic urticaria

Urticaria caused by exposure of the skin to water.
See also: urticaria
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A dermatologist diagnosed aquagenic urticaria but there is no cure
Classification of urticaria Type Subtype Spontaneous urticaria Acute and chronic spontaneous urticaria Physical urticaria Cold urticaria Delayed pressure urticaria Hot urticaria Solar urticaria Dermographism Vibration urticaria Other Aquagenic urticaria Cholinergic urticaria Contact urticaria Exercise induced anaphylaxisurticaria Table 2.
What is aquagenic urticaria? Aquagenic urticaria is an extremely rare condition.
"I am aware of no cases of aquagenic urticaria being precipitated by medication ingestion," said Dr.