II. Epidemiology

  1. More common in middle aged males

III. Symptoms

  1. Intense itching within 15 minutes of water contact
  2. Persists on average for 40 minutes

IV. Signs

  1. No associated skin findings (except excoriations)

VI. Management

  1. Treat concurrent Xerosis
  2. Capsaicin cream applied tid for 4 weeks
  3. Ultraviolet B Phototherapy

VII. Course

  1. May recur after each water exposure for years

VIII. References

  1. Habif (1996) Dermatology, Mosby, p. 137
  2. Noble (2001) Primary Care Medicine, Mosby, p. 781

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SnomedCT 201026001, 238695001
Italian Prurito acquagenico
Japanese 水原性そう痒症, スイゲンセイソウヨウショウ
Czech Pruritus po kontaktu s vodou
Hungarian Aquagen viszketés
English Aquagenic pruritis, Aquagenic pruritus, Aquagenic pruritus (disorder)
Spanish prurito acuagénico (trastorno), prurito acuagénico, Prurito acuagénico
Portuguese Prurido aquagénico
Dutch aquagene pruritus
French Prurit aquagénique
German Juckreiz durch Wassereinwirkung