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12182312 tn?1427687556

why do i itch so bad after a bath?

Hi guys. I noticed for a while now, every time I get out of the shower or bath, My skin itches like crazy. I gets beet red and i also get what looks like little mosquito bites where I itch. I know They are not bites. What could this be???
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1756321 tn?1499064984
I have hives when exposed to water. In my case due to having too much thyroid hormone in the blood (even if I don't feel hyperthyroid!). The condition is called aquagenic urticaria aka water hives. This is a rare type of physical urticaria.
Treatments include avoiding the cause (if possible) and anti-histamines.

Excerpt from Wikipedia - Physical Urticaria...


"The cause of physical urticaria is unknown but it has been suggested to be an autoimmune disease. Suggesting that antibodies, which are produced by the immune system to protect humans from foreign microbes, are binding to body tissue; damaging body tissue.[8]

In some cases physical urticaria can be a symptom of an underlying health issue such as:[9]

thyroid disease
hepatitis
infection
cancer.

Or can also be due to:[10]

food allergies
atopy"
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12182312 tn?1427687556
Thank you very much. Do you use any special soaps or lotions to help?
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1756321 tn?1499064984
I just use ordinary soap. The hives only last for about an hour in my case. You could try some lotion to help with the itching though.
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