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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Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Sir, Aquagenic pruritus prurjtus a skin disease characterized by the development of severe itching on contact with water without observable skin lesions. Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin: Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis African blackwood dermatitis Tulip fingers other: Quetiapine mg and the patient improved. Prevalence and characteristics of aquagenic pruritus in a young African population.

Retrieved 25 July She was married for 7 years. Infobox medical condition new. We report this case primarily to highlight the fact that psychological disorders may present with features highly suggestive of known clinical entity. Pruritus ani Pruritus scroti Pruritus vulvae Scalp pruritus Drug-induced pruritus Hydroxyethyl starch-induced pruritus Senile pruritus Aquagenic aqyagenic Aquadynia Adult blaschkitis due to liver disease Aquagneic pruritus Cholestatic pruritus Prion pruritus Prurigo pigmentosa Prurigo simplex Puncta pruritica Uremic pruritus.


This can be effected by the application of antipruritic lotions or creams, using phototherapyor the application of hot or cold packs to the skin after water contact. Retrieved from ” https: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology.

Content is updated monthly with systematic literature reviews and conferences. Internist Berl ; Pityriasis simplex capillitii Cradle cap. Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians. Aquxgenic other sites for ‘Aquagenic Pruritus’.

Aquagenic pruritus

Retrieved 11 September Symptoms occur for up to 35 minutes; duration of an attack is typically between 10 and minutes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Search Bing for all related images. Her complete blood count, liver and renal function tests were within normal prurittus.

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Although access to this website is not restricted, the information found here is intended for use by medical providers. She was diagnosed to have venerophobia with hypochondriasis and severe depression. When antihistamines do work, loratadine seems to be the most effective for mild cases and doxepin most effective for more severe cases.


Aquagenic Pruritus

She had associated headache and breast tenderness more during the premenstrual period. Started inthis collection now contains interlinked topic pages divided into a tree of 31 specialty books and chapters.

On follow-up, her symptoms had subsided. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Aquagenkc Policy. The psychological aspect as a cause in aquagenic pruritus is hitherto unexplored. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.

Views Read Edit View history. The pruritus usually started within a minute and regressed after an hour. Beneath water ‘lies ‘ “. Various therapeutic modalities have been tried to relieve pruritus. The pruritus was aquabenic associated with any urticarial wheals. The patient was not relieved with various antihistamines since 5 years.

Our patient had premarital contacts which made her feel guilty. Journal List Indian J Dermatol v. Dermatitis and eczema L20—L30aquahenic, Topical hyoscine has also been proven to be effective in relieving the pruritus.

Clinical Dermatology 10th ed. J Cutan Med Surg.

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