An allergy to water - what is it?
Everyone knows that a person basically consists ofwater. If there is a loss of moisture by the body at a level of 10-15%, then this leads to a lethal outcome. But, despite everything said, some people have such a disease as Aquagenic Urticaria - an allergy to water.
People have long suffered from various allergicreactions to these or other products, and paradoxically it does not sound, but one of them can be ordinary water. Allergies to water can appear as after a customary shower, and after a person gets wet in the rain or bathed in a pond or sea.
Symptoms of this type of allergy
More recently, this problem has beenvery little attention, since it was believed that an allergy to water - a very rare disease. Recently, more complaints are coming from people that they have this particular kind of allergy.
The first sign of an allergic reactionis a localized rash that appears on certain parts of the body, for example on the hands, abdomen or on the neck, under the knees, on the face. Also, an allergy to water can be accompanied by the appearance of urticaria, which is characterized by itching, and it can be determined by the presence of red spots, with their center slightly lighter than the entire spot.
If allergies first appear on theseparate parts of the body, then gradually they spread to much larger areas of the body. Unlike other species, an allergy to water does not cause the appearance of cough and runny nose, as well as swelling, cases of anaphylactic shock are not documented.
There are difficult cases when a personan allergy at any contact with water and even from own sweat, but these are single variants. In many people there is an allergic reaction to tap water, and there is no allergy to sea water. In some cases, on the contrary, sea and mineral water causes allergy, whereas the water reacts normally to tap water. But in this case there will be an allergy not to water, but to some of its components.
Why does this type of allergy occur?
All specialists are unanimous in the opinion that this isconsequence of weakened immunity. It is weakened by taking certain medications, transferred kidney, liver, adrenal and other organs that are involved in the process of filtering everything entering the human body, even through the pores of the skin.
Very often allergies are not to the water itself, but tosubstances that make up its composition or are used together with it, for example, soap, shampoo, detergents. Also, there is sometimes a poor-quality cleaning of tap water and components that cause allergies may get into it. The same applies to allergies to certain water, since there is a large number of different impurities in the water, and the organism of each person reacts individually to them.
But there is also a true allergy to water, withThis allergic reactions appear after contact with any water. People suffering from this type of allergy should be very careful to conduct any water procedures.
Methods of treatment
While this type of allergy is poorly understood andthere is no medical remedy for such an allergy. But in all people who are allergic to water, increased immunoglobulin E and histamine. Therefore, the treatment of allergic diseases is to reduce these indicators, for which antihistamines are taken in the form of tablets, ointments, gels.
In some people, these allergic reactionspass by themselves after the contact with water is completed. Usually this happens in 30-60 minutes, but it all depends on the individual qualities and reactions of the person.
Despite all this, water is necessary for human life, and it is impossible to do without it. It is necessary to monitor your health and not to engage in self-medication.