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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Since her symptoms were exaggerated and did not respond to conventional treatment, a psychiatric opinion was sought. Symptoms occur for up aqugaenic 35 minutes; duration of an attack is typically between 10 and minutes. Sports Medicine – Dermatology Pages. Rather, the diagnosis is made by excluding all other possible causes of the patient’s itching, including polycythemia vera.
Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology 10th ed. The name is derived from Latin: 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.
National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. She was diagnosed to have venerophobia with hypochondriasis and severe depression.
Aquagenic pruritus associated with juvenile xanthogranuloma. Naltrexonehydrocortisoneor propranolol may relieve lruritus for some people. Ingber S, Cohen PD. The pruritus was not associated with any urticarial wheals.
Our patient had premarital contacts which made her feel guilty. This page was last edited on 11 Septemberat Antihistamines are the mainstay of treatment. Pityriasis simplex capillitii Cradle cap.
On follow-up, her symptoms had subsided. In some families, a tendency toward aquagenic pruritus appears to be hereditary. Successful treatment of refractory aquagenic pruritus with naltrexone. Course May recur after each water exposure for years. Sertraline 50 mg and Tab. Aquagenic pruritus and myelodysplastic syndrome. Support Center Support Center. Back Links pages that aquqgenic to this page. Frank; Goldsmith, Lowell A.
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. Indian Journal of Dermatology.
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D ICD – Dermatitis and eczema L20—L30 aqhagenic, —, Symptoms Intense itching within 15 minutes of water contact Persists on average for 40 minutes. J Am Acad Dermatol. H1 and H2 blockers, such as loratadinedoxepinor cimetidinehave historically been the first line of pharmacological treatment, but not all sufferers find relief with these medications.
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