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Aquagenic Pruritus

Posted by @geezeecakes in Skin Health, Oct 20, 2012

For years, after showering, I have suffered with a horrible, unbearable itch usually all over my arms, legs and thighs. In the past I assumed it was dry skin, and would maybe last about 15 minutes. Recently these attacks on my skin are longer, usually 30 to 90 minutes long. I use heat (a blow dryer) on the skin hoping that will help, or sometimes I stand in front of a fan blowing cold air. I usually find some relief in that, but not recently. I googled the symptoms and it sounds like a rare skin disorder called Aquagenic Pruritus. If anyone has this condition, Id like some information on symptoms and on treatment. Thank you!

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freehealth

Posted by @freehealth, Sep 29, 2013

***AQUAGENIC PRURITUS POTENTIAL CURE*** HELLO MARNIESINGER AND ALL, I HAVE TRIED PRACTICALLY EVERY REMEDY AND TRICK FOR TEN YEARS TO STOP THE PRICKLING ITCHY STINGING DISCOMFORT OF A P AND BY GEORE I THINK I FINALLY GOT IT, AND HERE IT IS. I REDUCED MY SUGAR INTAKE BY 90 % AND I INCREASED MY DAILY SALT INTAKE BY 3X. IN THE FIRST WEEK I NOTICED A GOOD CHANGE AND IT STEADILY IMPROVED WEEK BY WEEK. NOW 6 WEEKS LATER, I CAN SWEAT AND TAKE MULTIPLE SHOWERS PER-DAY WITH NO OR VERY VERY LITTLE DISCOMFORT FROM AP, AND ITS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER. GIVE IT A TRY AND POST YOUR RESULTS, AND HOPEFULLY SOON WE ALL CAN BE SAYING "GOOD RIDDENS" TO AQUAGENIC PRURITUS. OF COURSE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE ADJUSTING YOUR SALT AND SUGAR LEVELS AND USE A QUALITY SEA SALT, NOW GO GETm !!!

frank2521

Posted by @frank2521, Jul 31, 2014

I have Aquagenic Pruritus and find air condition the only thing that helps plus natural fabrics like cotton and linen. I have it for 25 or 30 years. Tried changing everything in my life including soaps, fabric cleaners, diet, household furnishings like wooden floors and curtains. It nearly drove me mad especially at night when you wake in the middle of the night itching - and you can't scratch as it does not help. Cold air is the only thing that helps me.

freehealth

Posted by @freehealth, Aug 29, 2014

AQUAGENIC PRURITUS, Hello Frank, i cut out sugars and sweets totally and increased my salt intake, within the first week i felt a good change, and it continued to slowly improve, and about 3 months later that stinging prickling itch became a thing of the past but if i eat incorrectly it will start to come back, check with your doctor and get started on this plan today !

frank2521

Posted by @frank2521, Aug 29, 2014

Thank You -- I will try it.

marniesinger

Posted by @marniesinger, Aug 29, 2014

Let me make sure I'm reading this right: you're eating MORE salt? That's counter to any advice we're given about salt intake, at least if you have high blood pressure or diabetes.

When you say "sweets", do you mean just sweetened drinks, candies, cookies, cakes and the like? Surely you haven't cut out fruits, have you?

I wonder why that helps. I suppose it's worth a try. I already avoid sugars and sweets.

destiny

Posted by @destiny, Jun 7, 2015

I have a problem with my body that is causing me pain and agony ,is a disease call an Aquagenic pruritus I have search for solution I couldn't find to be out of my pain ,pls can l have any solution here

frank2521

Posted by @frank2521, Jun 7, 2015

Air Conditioner. Portable air con is the answer for me. Avoid humidity and after bathing(no shower) use air con to cool down. If you wake in the middle of the night with the itch use air con for a while until it eases.
I hope this helps.

destiny

Posted by @destiny, Jun 7, 2015

Sir, thanks for your respond and I heard all what you said I 'll make sure I do it,  but if there is anyway else to solve this problem me and my family we don't  care whatever it will take and we have spend a lot to sure it out of my life

marniesinger

Posted by @marniesinger, Jun 7, 2015

As I said more than two years ago, there is an online community for fellow sufferers of aquagenic pruritus with an archive of messages and links to articles. We have over 1100 members from all over the world. Search for a yahoogroup called aquagenicskin. Join us!

destiny

Posted by @destiny, Jun 9, 2015

Sir, thanks for yoursupporting,what have a beginning must surely have an end, I believe by God grace there must be a way out

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