Aquagenic pruritus is a skin condition characterized by the development of severe, intense, prickling-like epidermal itching without observable skin lesions and. Aquagenic pruritus is probably common, but it is generally unrecognised and may be misdiagnosed. Antihistamines may induce a good. Background: Aquagenic pruritus is characterized by pruritus after contact with water; there are no objective cutaneous changes. Capsaicin, which induces the.

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Search other sites for ‘Aquagenic Pruritus’. The symptoms may be felt immediately after contact with water and can persist for an hour or longer. She was treated with antipruritic lotion combination of menthol, calamine and camphor.


In some families, a tendency toward aquagenic pruritus appears to be hereditary. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Diagnosis and Treatment 2nd ed. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine 6th ed.

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Her complete blood count, liver and renal function tests pruriuts within normal limits. D ICD – Successful treatment of refractory aquagenic pruritus with naltrexone. Prevalence and characteristics of aquagenic pruritus in a young African population. Various therapeutic modalities have been tried to relieve pruritus. Abietic acid dermatitis Diaper rash Airbag dermatitis Baboon syndrome Contact stomatitis Protein contact dermatitis.

Aquagenic pruritus is a distressing condition for both aquagenix patients and the treating physician. The patient was not relieved with various antihistamines since 5 years.


Aquagejic 11 September We report this case primarily to highlight the fact that psychological disorders may present with features highly suggestive of known clinical entity. Naltrexonehydrocortisoneor propranolol may relieve itching for some people.

Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin: Back Links pages that link to this page. Topical hyoscine has also been proven to be effective in relieving the pruritus.

Increased cutaneous fibrinolytic activity in aquagenic pruritus. Quetiapine mg and the patient improved. Aquagenic pruritisAquagenic pfuritusAquagenic pruritus disorder. Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians. Disease or Syndrome T She had associated headache and breast tenderness more during the premenstrual period. Dermatitis and eczema L20—L30—, Symptoms Pruritsu itching within 15 minutes of water contact Persists on average for 40 minutes. Please review our privacy policy.

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Page Contents Page Contents These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term “Aquagenic Pruritus. Itching was precipitated by cold water, and bathing in lukewarm water gave temporary relief. Results vary per person but feedback was very positive. Our patient had premarital contacts which made her feel guilty. This page was last edited on 11 Septemberat Clinical Dermatology 10th ed.

We report this case as psychological factors played a role in inciting the condition.