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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Naltrexonehydrocortisoneor propranolol may relieve itching for some people. The pruritus usually started within a minute and regressed after an hour. Content is updated monthly with systematic literature reviews and conferences. Itching was precipitated by cold water, and bathing in lukewarm water gave temporary relief. She was prufitus for 7 years.

Sir, Aquagenic pruritus is a skin disease characterized by the development of severe itching on contact with water without observable skin lesions. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. J Am Acad Dermatol.

Aquagenic pruritus

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Her symptoms improved the next day but exacerbated the following day. Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin: Support Center Support Center.

Successful treatment of refractory aquagenic pruritus with naltrexone. On follow-up, her symptoms had subsided. D ICD – Related links to external sites from Bing.

Aquagenic pruritus as a presenting symptom of polycythemia vera. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. J Cutan Med Surg.


When antihistamines do work, loratadine seems to be the most effective for mild cases and doxepin most effective for more severe cases. Sertraline 50 mg and Tab. Aquagenic pruritus could have been the somatic manifestation of the depressive disorder which improved with treatment.

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The exact pathogenesis of aquagenic pruritus is unknown. She was diagnosed to have venerophobia with hypochondriasis and severe depression.

The patient was not relieved with various antihistamines since 5 years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Aquagenic Pruritus

According to Greaves et al. Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis African blackwood dermatitis Tulip fingers other: Retrieved 11 September The exact mechanism of the condition is unknown, though some studies have suggested the itching occurs in response to increased fibrinolytic activity in the skin.


She was treated with antipruritic lotion combination of menthol, calamine and camphor.

Sports Medicine – Dermatology Pages. Clinical Dermatology 10th ed. In some families, a tendency toward aquagenic pruritus appears to be hereditary.


Internist Berl ; Prevalence and characteristics of aquagenic pruritus in a young African population. Symptoms occur for up to 35 minutes; duration of an attack is typically between 10 and minutes. Aquagenic pruritus is a skin condition characterized by the development of severe, intense, prickling-like epidermal itching without observable skin lesions and evoked by contact with water.