AQUAGENIC ITCH Natural Care

The water contact can trigger aquagenic itching in some patients. We will analyze

natural cures for aquagenic itch, its causes and official therapies.

 

 

WHAT is AQUAGENIC ITCH

Aquagenic itching is the skin excessive response to a substance that is normally

non-itchy, non-urticarial and non-algogenic, like water. 

Aquagenic itching occurs with an intense itchy reaction in the areas with water

contact. Unlike aquagenic urticaria, it is not accompanied to noticeable skin lesions.

 

 

HOW AQUAGENIC ITCHING PRESENTS ITSELF

The patient may feel in addition to the excessive itching, an annoying sensation

described as pinpricks or needles in the skin. This sensation is similar to tingling

caused by an insect walking under the skin. But the use of natural remedies for

aquagenic itching is effective and not harmful.

 

All body areas can be affected, especially after a bath or shower, even if mild

and hypoallergenic detergents are used. An aquagenic itch can even be triggered

by sweat

 

In some cases, aquagenic itching periodically tends to reappear, even without

contact with water, at end of summer or in autumn months. Some patients

report itching so badly that they cannot sleep at night. In aquagenic urticaria,

on the other hand, ailments occur just after contact with water.

 

 

WHAT are the CAUSES of AQUAGENIC HITCH

In this disease there is mast cells degranulation and release of vasoactive peptides,

responsible for itchingburning and pinprick-like sensation. Sometimes you

can also have aquagenic urticaria or a burning sensation of the skin in water

contact.

 

 

HOW AQUAGENIC ITCHING is TREATED in the TRADITIONAL WAY

In minimal forms of aquagenic itching, antihistamines have little effect. Both

corticosteroids and antihistamines are not effective against the pinprick sensation.

Conversely, the use of natural remedies for aquagenic itching is effective and not

harmful.

 

The poor benefit obtained with use of traditional antihistamines is explained by

pruritogenic role of vasoactive peptides other than histamine (substance P, acetylcholine,

serotonin, TNF-a). Aquagenic itching can also occur after contact with water, especially in

evening and night. 

 

 

WHICH NATURAL CURES for AQUAGENIC ITCH

However, natural solutions for aquagenic itching, extremely effective and without side

effects, are possible thanks to action of natural products like Calendula Officinalis and

Rhodiola rosea. They have anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, anti free radical action and

normalizing blood microcirculation.

 

There are also other natural products, like flavoproteins and coenzymes, which contribute

in a harmless way to the restoration of mast cell metabolism. They act by favoring the

correct release of vasoactive peptides, rebalancing their cell membrane and promoting

the recovery of the immune system functions.