Aquagenic urticaria

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What is aquagenic urticaria?

Aquagenic urticaria is characterized as a hypersensitive response in the skin as a result of the body coming into contact with water regardless of the temperature.

Common symptoms reported by people with aquagenic urticaria

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with aquagenic urticaria

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyrtec)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
aquagenic urticaria (1)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Magnesium)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
aquagenic urticaria (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with aquagenic urticaria, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with aquagenic urticaria

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zyrtec)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
aquagenic urticaria (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Magnesium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Singulair)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
aquagenic urticaria (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with aquagenic urticaria, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has aquagenic urticaria on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 1
30s 1
40s 0
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from aquagenic urticaria patients who have completed their condition history
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