Friday, July 18, 2008

That would suck.

'Aquagenic pruritis is a condition that results after exposure to water of any temperature.

Symptoms develop within minutes and may include itching, burning or even a prickly sensation.

Most times there are no skin changes, although a faint, bumpy, itchy red rash may occur.

The symptoms last from 10 minutes to several hours, and usually are experienced on one or more of the following skin surfaces: Chest, back, arms or legs.

While the exact cause of this condition is uncertain, some investigators suggest it is a result of extreme skin sensitivity (but not allergy) to an added ingredient (chlorine, fluoride, others) or mineral present in the water.'

Allergic to Water?

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