What Is Aquagenic Urticaria?

Q:
What is aquagenic urticaria?

A:
Aquagenic urticaria, also called water allergy and water urticaria, is a rarely condition of physical urticaria, which results from contacting with water, regardless of its temperature.

The symptoms of aquagenic urticaria are similar to all the other types of physical hives, which include intense itching or skin flushing in the areas that are prone to water contact.

The exact underlying cause of aquagenic urticaria is poorly understood, but it is widely known that people with this condition may be reacting to tiny amounts of an unknown substance dissolved in the water.

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