Avatar universal

Anybody has Aquagenic Urticaria?????

I have this rare desease cald Aquagenic Urticaria, Im like allergic to water, I want to meet somebody who has the same condition has me to talk and help each other, right now Im very down in the dumps, I take 5 meds for that and I kind of tire of trying some meds all the time :S
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
1355118 tn?1298564879
Hi, welcome to the forum, there are cases been reported in few posts regarding 'allergic to water' (http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Allergy/Allergic-to-water-Aquagenic-Pruritus/show/1292538). Very less has been known about water allergy. It can be due to exposure to allergens present in water in your area or due to ions in non-distilled water.

If you are allergic to water following measures will help you-
- Stay away from water as long as possible.
- Avoid going in rain outside.
- Keep yourself cool during summer as even sweating will cause reaction.
- Try boiling water before bath and as well can try hot water bath. Avoid showers.
- Dry yourself immediately as soon you finish your bath.  

If you want to enjoy the shower/water bath/ swimming then you can try anti histamines against prescription prophylactic i.e. one hour before the exposure.

I hope this will help you. Take care and regards.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Hi thanks for the information, but the dermatologist told me that, but now she says that she cant help me anymore, and she said that its more like a allergy problem, but its urticaria and her field of work, and now Im on my own and she did talked about IVIG treatment, 2 other doctors talked to her about it, I wonder if that could help??????
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Allergy Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out what causes asthma, and how to take control of your symptoms.
Find out if your city is a top "allergy capital."
Find out which foods you should watch out for.
If you’re one of the 35 million Americans who suffer from hay fever, read on for what plants are to blame, where to find them and how to get relief.
Allergist Dr. Lily Pien answers Medhelp users' most pressing allergy-related questions
When you start sniffling and sneezing, you know spring has sprung. Check out these four natural remedies to nix spring allergies.