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Dealing with an infected ear piercing

January 1st, 2018 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Dealing with an infected ear piercing)

An infected ear piercing occurs when organisms infects the piercing hole and starts causing problems that result to different varieties of symptoms. A piercing is essentially an open wound.

Causes of an infected ear piercing

  • Using unsterilized piercing equipment
  • Touching the piercing area or around the area of the ears with dirty hands.
  • Inserting unsterile posts
  • Allergic reactions to the materials of the posts usually nickel which result to itchiness of the affected area.
  • Wearing tight earring especially or the clasp is closed tightly or having a short post which affects normal flow of blood on the earlobe and makes the affected person susceptible to infections.
  • Using bad quality of earrings such as earrings with rough post tends to scratch the piercing channel or the hole when wearing them.
  • Inserting the earrings to a new piercing without using a mirror and cause pain while still in the healing stage.
  • Inserting earring at a wrong angle especially done by children.

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    Wash hands properly before touching or cleaning the piercing to prevent further irritation and worsen the condition.

Symptoms

  • Red and inflamed streaks or marks on the skin that spreads from the piercing area.
  • Severe redness, pain, swelling, heat or tenderness around the affected area.
  • Tender or swollen lymph glands above or below the piercing area.
  • Mild drainage or bleeding from the site which is in the process of healing, but sometimes there will be swelling with thick yellow-green pus-like that drains from the affected area and redness.
  • Sore and swelling glands in the neck around the jawline
  • Fever
  • Itching and burning sensations

Treatment

  • Wash hands properly before touching or cleaning the piercing to prevent further irritation and worsen the condition.
  • Do not remove the piercing, to prevent closing of the hole and trap the infections.
  • Avoid using hydrogen peroxide, alcohol or antibiotic ointment to prevent further irritation on the skin and slow down the healing of the affected area.
  • Apply a warm compress or moist compress on the affected area which can be in the form of a clean washcloth soaked in hot water. Wring out excess water and place it on the area for at least 20 minutes every day to eliminate the pus.
  • Avoid swimming in pools, rivers, lakes, hot tubs and other places that are contaminated by harmful bacteria and worsen the condition.
  • Keep clothing away from the affected area to prevent excessive rubbing or friction and further irritated the skin and worsen the condition.

Tips

  • To avoid infection, piercing of the ears should be done by a professional. Avoid doing it at home
  • The tools used for piercing should be sterile and the earring should be new and in a sterile package.
  • After the piercing the ears should be cleaned at least two times every day using sterile saline solution. Avoid turning the jewelry to prevent further damage and cause an infection. Clean around the piercing without removing the earrings.

Treatment for anal itching

December 18th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Treatment for anal itching)

Anal itching is also called pruritus ani which is a persistent need to scratch the bottom. It can happen at any age but usually common between ages 30 and 50. Anal itching can be caused by skin related disorders that includes psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, excessive pressure in the anal area, excessive sweating and moisture around the anus, improper wiping of the area after a bowel movement and exposure to chemical-based perfumed.

Causes of anal itching

  • Foods that cause irritation in the anus during bowel movement includes chocolate, caffeine, nuts, beer, dairy products spicy foods
  • Infections from pinworms or yeast
  • Genital warts
  • Hemorrhoids can cause swollen blood vessels in the anal region

Symptoms

  • Itchiness after a bowel movement at night.
  • Development of rashes in the anal with breaks in the skin or a weeping discharge
  • Strong urge to scratch the affected area
  • Dryness, redness, burning and soreness
  • Swelling ulcers and development of rashes around the anal area

Treatment

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Itchiness after a bowel movement at night.

  • Use over-the-counter measures such as creams with hydrocortisone 1 % or zinc oxide to reduce the itchiness of the area. apply hydrocortisone cream for at least two weeks to prevent damage on the skin
  • Take the prescribed anti-parasitic medication to stop pinworms and bacterial infections.
  • Increase consumption of fiber to prevent anal constipation. Fiber is good for healthy digestion and softens and increase bulk of stool. Foods rich in fibers such as potatoes, beans, brown rice, prunes, fresh fruits, peas and broccoli. Another alternative is taking the prescribed fiber supplements
  • Use apple cider vinegar to lessen anal itching due to yeast and fungal infection.
  • Oatmeal is rich in anti-irritating and anti-inflammatory properties that lessen the inflammation and the itchiness of the affected area.

Dealing with ligamentous laxity

December 11th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Dealing with ligamentous laxity)

Ligamentous laxity is condition where an individual has loose ligaments that cause chronic pain in the body. It usually involves all the joints in the body and known as generalized joint hypermobility. The joints are easily extended far from its normal range of movement.

The ligament which connects the joints becomes severely loose. It can also be due to weak muscles that surrounds the joints. The joints in the knees, shoulders, wrist, elbows and fingers are usually affected by this condition. Children are susceptible to this condition because their connective tissues are not yet fully developed. As the child becomes older the ability to hyperextend and the laxity of the joints becomes reduced.

Causes of ligamentous laxity

  • Bone shape or the depth of the sockets of the joint
  • Poor sense of proprioception, or the ability to sense how far he/she is stretching.
  • A family history of hypermobility

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    Take the prescribed over-the-counter pain medication to lessen the inflammation and the pain.

  • Injuries that cause damaging or overstretching the ligaments.
  • Some conditions such as cleidocranial dysostosis, Marfan syndrome, Down syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can affect the elasticity of the ligaments.

Symptoms

  • Inability of the loose ligaments to support the joints and increases the risk of having injuries with ligamentous laxity
  • People over 40 yrs old will have recurrent problems with the joint and usually suffer from chronic pain.
  • Poor limb position can result to degenerative conditions of the joint.
  • Frequently suffering from sprained ankle, shoulder dislocations, back problems and knee effusions.
  • People with sedentary lifestyle usually have back pain
  • High risk of bone dislocation
  • Capable of bending the elbows, knees or hips beyond the normal range of movement.

Treatment

  • Allow the site. Avoid engaging in vigorous activities to prevent overextending and dislocating the joints.
  • Apply ice pack on the area to lessen the pain and the inflammation.
  • Cover the site using compression bandage to reduce the discomfort and the swelling. Avoid wrapping it too tight to prevent problems with circulation. If the skin turns blue or violet under the wrap, loosen the wrap.
  • Elevate the area above the level of the heart to alleviate the discomfort and inflammation. Raise the area in couple of pillows to keep it elevated.
  • Take the prescribed over-the-counter pain medication to lessen the inflammation and the pain.
  • Apply heat on the area to lessen the stiffness and the spasms of muscles. Heat can be in the form of a hot water bottle or a hot compress.
  • Consult a physical therapist for suitable rehabilitation exercises to restore the range of movement of the area.

Dealing with fibrositis

November 20th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Dealing with fibrositis)

Fibrositis is an inflammation of the small, tough and muscular nodules found between the shoulder blades. When these muscles are stressed and become tense, tiny buds of tissue protrude through the weak areas in the membranous capsule of the muscle and become pinched and short of blood. The nodule will cause pain, press the nerves and result to toothache-like pain or neuralgia down the arm.

Fibrositis usually affects the muscular regions of the lower back, shoulder, arms, neck hips, chest and the thighs. People aged between 30 and 60 are prone to this condition. It affects women more than men.

Symptoms of fibrositis

  • Weakness and stiffness
  • Presence of nodules on areas which are tender when touched or called trigger points
  • Fatigue
  • Sudden and painful spasms of muscles when performing activities
  • Painful muscles
  • Difficulty remaining asleep

    fibrositis

    Sudden and painful spasms of muscles when performing activities.

Causes

  • Autoimmune disorder or an imbalance in brain chemicals
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Injury to the muscle
  • Stress
  • Viral infections
  • Poor nutrition
  • Exposure to cold or dampness
  • Fatigue or overworking
  • History of the disorders which result to inflammation of the joint such as polyarteritis.

Treatment

  • Take plenty of rest especially the affected area for fast healing of the condition.
  • Apply heat on the affected area to lessen the pain. Heat can be in the form of an electric heating pad, heat lamps, and hot compresses. Another alternative is taking a hot shower is also good for the condition.
  • Perform exercises such as swimming in a heated pool to lessen the spasm and stiffness of the affected muscles.
  • Use the prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin or clycooxygenase-2 inhibitors to lessen the pain and the inflammation.
  • Massage gently the painful areas to lessen the inflammation and the pain.
  • Perform some relaxation and breathing techniques such as yoga to prevent stress.
  • Biofeedback for the condition to relax the contracted muscles. Biofeedback uses different relaxation exercises that includes deep breathing, meditation, which focusing the thought and letting go of negative emotions, and guided imagery, which is concentrating on specific image such texture and color of an orange to focus the mind and feeling more relaxed.
  • Injection of the prescribed cortisone to the affected area to lessen the pain and the inflammation.

Tips

  • Perform general conditioning exercises and stretching is needed to lessen the pain caused by fibrositis.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeine to prevent difficulty in sleeping.
  • Avoid straining the muscles of the shoulder such as lifting heavy weights.
  • Avoid spasms and cramping of shoulder muscles by performing measures that lessens the stress.

How to treat ischiogluteal bursitis

November 20th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on How to treat ischiogluteal bursitis)

Ischiogluteal bursitis is a condition that happens in the hip joint. In this condition, the affected bursa is found between the ischial tuberosity or part of the pelvic bone and the tendon of the hamstring muscle. The hamstring muscle is found at the bottom of the pelvic bone and is connected at the top end of the tibia or the lower leg bone.

Causes of ischiogluteal bursitis

  • Prolonged and repetitive activities that puts plenty of stress on the affected area.
  • Prolonged sitting on hard surfaces
  • Performing activities that requires repetitive kicking, jumping and running
  • Direct blow to the ischiogluteal bursa such as falling down on hard surface
  • Poor core stability
  • Stiffness of the joint of the hips
  • Inappropriate and excessive training

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    Pain while flexing the knee against resistance.

  • Neural tightness
  • Poor biomechanics such as excessive length of stride
  • Chronic gout and ischial pain
  • Inadequate rehabilitation from previous injury on the buttock
  • Inadequate warm up
  • Leg length discrepancy

Symptoms

  • Pain while stretching the hamstring
  • Tenderness and pain in the ischial tuberosity
  • Pain while flexing the knee against resistance
  • Pain becomes severe when sitting
  • Severe pain while walking, running, kicking, jumping, climbing stairs and sitting on hard surface
  • Pain while accelerating speed during running

Treatment

  • Take plenty of rest especially the affected area during the first 72 hours after the symptoms of bursitis is appears.
  • Use a cane for a short period to lessen pressure placed on the affected area when moving around.
  • Apply ice pack on the affected area for at least 3-4 times every day for the next 24-48 hours to lessen the inflammation and the swelling. Avoid ice directly on the skin. Wrap the ice pack using a towel or a piece of cloth before placing to the area to prevent frostbite and worsen the condition.
  • Heat can be applied to the area in the form of hot packs. Heat increases flow of blood and oxygen tension. Wrap heat packs in a towel before placing for at least 30 minutes, 2 times every day to lessen the spasms and the stiffness of the affected area.
  • Gradually increase movement of the injured joint to prevent stiffness or become frozen. With the help of the physical therapist perform strengthening exercise to restore the normal range movement of the affected area. the therapeutic rehabilitation exercises includes stretching exercises for flexibility of a tight hamstring muscles and lessen the pressure placed on the bursa and strengthening exercises to restore muscle imbalances and lessen the symptoms.
  • Prescribed corticosteroid injection where it is injected into the bursa to lessen the pain and the inflammation. Corticosteroid is a hormonal substance that lessens the inflammation. This medication is mixed with a local anesthetic and works on the joint within five minutes.
  • In a glass filled with warm milk add 2 tablespoons of turmeric. Consume this mixture at least two times every day. Turmeric is rich with anti-inflammatory properties that lessen the pain.

Dealing with hypothermia

October 9th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Dealing with hypothermia)

Hypothermia is a condition where the temperature of the body drops down. This condition usually happens due to severely cold temperatures especially during winter season. The temperature of the body is below 95 degrees F and when it becomes severe, it goes down to 82 degrees F. If the condition is not properly treated it will result to total malfunction of the heart, respiratory system, nervous system and eventually death.

Causes of hypothermia

  • Wearing clothes not properly suited, not warm enough for the given cold weather condition.
  • Incapable of getting out of wet clothes
  • Staying in cold for long periods of times
  • Falling accidentally in cold water

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    Wrap the affected person in warm blankets, coats or towels whatever is available.

  • Inadequate heating measures at home

Symptoms

  • Dizziness
  • Shivering
  • Nausea
  • Feeling hungry
  • Confusion
  • Rapid breathing
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Weak pulse
  • Fatigue
  • Fast heart rate
  • Drowsiness
  • Shallow breathing

 

Treatment

  • If the person was in the water move the affected person out of the cold gently, avoid excessive movement to prevent cardiac arrest. Avoid rubbing or massaging the body to prevent further damage and worsen the condition.
  • Wrap the affected person in warm blankets, coats or towels whatever is available.
  • Observe the breathing pattern of the person, if it is too slow; begin applying CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation immediately.
  • Warming the blood, this is done by taking the blood out, warmed up and then circulated again in the body by using a dialysis machine. Another alternative is using warm intravenous solution of salt water which can be injected to warm the blood.
  • Let the person sip warm, non-alcoholic and caffeine-free liquid such as warm milk, broth, soup and decaffeinated tea to prevent dehydration and is good for the condition. Consume carbohydrate rich foods to give energy into the bloodstream and build up heat as the body metabolizes it.
  • Sip a cup of warm ginger tea to stimulate blood flow in the area and warm the body. Drink ginger tea 3-4 times every day with a gap of time of 30-45 minutes.

Tips

  • Check the weather forecast before going out, but sometimes forecast can be wrong and be prepared for the situation. Set up a shelter.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Layering is a way of protecting the body from hypothermia. Wear several layers of clothing and bring extras just in case there is a need for them. Wear layers of socks and gloves to protect the hands and feet from frostbite. Avoid wearing cotton clothes in cold weather, it holds moisture against the body and makes the condition worse.
  • Use sleeping bags for cold temperature.
  • Keep the body dry as much as possible to prevent moisture such as sweating by overexerting the body. It causes dropping of body temperature and becomes cold again and worsens the condition.

More Information

The details posted on this page on hypothermia is for learning purposes only. To learn to recognize and manage this cold-related ailment, enroll in a first aid course with one of our training providers.

How to treat meralgia paresthetica

September 22nd, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on How to treat meralgia paresthetica)

Meralgia paresthetica is a condition that results to pain, numbness and burning sensation in the outer area of the thigh. It happens due to excessive damage to one of the nerves in the leg.

Symptoms of meralgia paresthetica

  • The symptoms can be mild at first and eventually the pain becomes severe when the condition worsen
  • Sensitivity to mild touch rather than to a firm pressure
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensation can be felt on the outer side of the thigh.

Causes

meralgia-paresthetica

Pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensation can be felt on the outer side of the thigh.

  • Spasms of muscle
  • Scoliosis
  • Presence of scar tissue near the inguinal ligament, due to injury during surgery
  • Postsurgical complications after hip or lower back surgery
  • Compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerves on the pelvis, groin and the thighs.
  • Swelling, trauma and excessive pressure on the affected area
  • Wearing tight clothing
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Injury such as trauma from a seat belt during vehicular accidents
  • Conditions such as diabetes that can damage the nerves, alcoholism and lead poisoning.
  • Standing or walking for long periods of time
  • Repetitive movements that cause irritation on the nerves such as certain movements of the leg such as biking, squatting and walking.

Risk factors

  • Pregnancy where a growing belly puts extra pressure on the groin and compresses the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.
  • Diabetes related nerve injury
  • Being overweight or obese
  • People between ages 30-60 are at a high risk of developing this condition

Treatment

  • Take the prescribed tricyclic antidepressant medications to lessen the pain.
  • Corticosteroid injection to lessen the inflammation and relieve of the pain.
  • Take the prescribed anti-seizure medications to lessen the symptoms
  • Apply cold compress on the affected area for at least 10-15 minutes to lessen the swelling and the pain. It also lessens the itchiness and the burning sensations. Avoid ice directly on the skin. Wrap ice compress using a towel or a piece of cloth before placing to the area to prevent ice burn and worsen the condition.
  • Apply heat on the area in the form of hot water bottle and heat packs. Apply heat for at least 10-15 minutes to lessen the stiffness and spasms of the muscles.
  • Take the prescribed pain medications such as acetaminophen, naproxen or ibuprofen to lessen the pain.
  • Reduce some weight if overweight
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes especially around the upper front hip area.
  • Seek the help of the physical therapist for some rehabilitation exercises to strengthen the muscles of the legs. It helps relieve nerve entrapment.
  • Avoid walking or standing for long periods of time.

Tips

  • Take vitamin B12 supplements to lessen the burning and the tingling sensation. Increase consumption of meat, eggs and poultry products.
  • Perform exercises regularly.
  • Take a break especially with long periods of walking, standing, cycling and other activities that result to pain.

Ways of treating lumbar spondylosis

September 21st, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Ways of treating lumbar spondylosis)

Lumbar spondylosis is an age-related condition which causes degeneration in the joints of the lumbar vertebrae or the lower back. This area is susceptible to become damaged because the lower back function in supporting the upright posture and different kinds of bending and twisting movements and it supports a large amount of body weight.

Symptoms of lumbar spondylosis

  • Disturbance of sleep due to pain
  • Pain can be felt in the lower back, in the buttock or leg
  • Limited movement in the back especially in the morning and after resting for long periods
  • Pins and needles sensations or loss of sensation in the foot or leg

    lumbar-spondylosis

    Pain can be felt in the lower back, in the buttock or leg.

  • When the condition worsens, there is severe weakness in the foot or leg
  • Stiffness of the back especially in the morning

Causes

  • Lack of ergonomic care especially people working in front of computers, driving and traveling. Ergonomic care is high quality aids and supporting appliances that help with the condition.
  • Repeated strains or injuries on the affected area
  • People with ages above 40 years old are susceptible to develop this condition.

Treatment

  • Apply an ice pack on the affected area for at least 20 minutes to lessen the pain and the swelling. Wrap ice using a towel or a piece of cloth before placing to the area to prevent ice burn and worsen the condition. Avoid ice directly on the skin.
  • After a few days of applying ice, apply heat in the affected area in the form of a heat pack to increase flow of blood in the area and lessen the pain. Another alternative is soaking a towel in hot water, wring out excess water and apply the towel to the area is also good for the condition.
  • Taking a hot bath or a hot water shower on the affected area for at least 10-15 minutes will relieve of the pain.
  • Applying alternately cold and hot therapy on the affected area is good for the condition rather than using either of the two.
  • Massage the area to lessen the muscle tension and the pain. Use the prescribed back rub creams and ointment for better relief.
  • Sleep on a hard bed with a firm and comfortable mattress. Use the correct pillow, the spine should be in straight position from the head to the pelvic area. Avoid bending the area.
  • Avoid sleeping on the stomach to prevent further straining the back and worsen the condition.
  • Maintain proper posture to lessen stress placed on the back and feel comfortable. Sit upright and place some support by placing a cushion in the lower back.
  • Take the prescribed over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaminophen and naproxen to lessen the pain and the symptoms.

Tips

  • Perform regular exercises every day.
  • Quit smoking and consumption of alcohol
  • Use the proper techniques in lifting
  • Get plenty of rest and sleep
  • Maintain good posture
  • Lose some weight if overweight
  • Eat a healthy diet and nutritious foods

More Information

The details posted on this page on lumbar spondylosis is for learning purposes only. To learn to recognize and manage this back condition, enroll in a first aid course with one of our training providers.

How to treat otomycosis

September 11th, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on How to treat otomycosis)

Otomycosis is also called ear fungus which is a type of fungal infection of the ear. It affects the external area of the ear due to a variety of fungal species such as Aspergillus or candida actinomyces and phycomycetes. People with weak immune system or suffering from diabetes are more susceptible to this condition.

Causes of otomycosis

  • Prolonged usage of topical antibacterial agents
  • Contaminated water

Symptoms

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Itchiness of the affected area is one of the indications.

  • Redness of the external ear canal
  • Pain
  • Itchiness of the affected area
  • Thick, black and white or yellow discharge coming out of the affected ear or otorrhea.
  • Swelling problems with hearing
  • Plugging of the ear
  • External ear canal becomes narrow
  • Sensation of fullness or blockage in the ear

Treatment

  • Clean properly the affected ear to eliminate the fungus. Another alternative is suction can also be used to clean the affected ear. Clean the ears at least many times every week.
  • Use the prescribed eardrops with antifungal agents such as econazole, ketoconazole and clotrimazole is good for the condition. Another alternative is using eardrops that contain gential violet or thimerosal.
  • Apply hydrogen peroxide to soften crusted or debris that becomes hard present in the ears. It allows anti-fungal and acidifying topical medications to reach affected areas of the ears. Avoid flushing the ears to prevent fungal infections and worsen the condition.
  • Use aluminum acetate or Burow’s solution to lessen the swelling and eliminate debris in the affected area. Burow’s solution is a solution of aluminum acetate used to treat otitis or ear infection and otomycosis which fungal ear infection.
  • Use the prescribed over-the-counter antifungal medication such as clotrimazole to treat skin infections. It eliminates both the candida and aspergillus fungus.
  • Use a hair dryer to keep ear dry. Turn on the hair dryer on the lowest setting and place it at least 10 inches away from the infected ear. It will dry out the moisture inside the ear canal and prevents the growth of fungus. Be careful not to burn the ears to prevent making the condition worse.
  • Mix equal amounts of alcohol and vinegar to lessen the symptoms of otomycosis. Alcohol dries and disinfects the skin and dries out moisture inside the infected ear. Vinegar stops the growth of fungus inside the ear.
  • Apply warm compress on the affected ear. Soak a clean towel in warm water, wring out excess water and place it over the infected ear and let it remain in the area until it becomes cool. Warm compress lessens the pain, for proper flow of blood in the area and for fast healing of the condition.
  • Increase the consumption of vitamin C rich foods which is needed for the repair and proper growth of damaged tissues caused by otomycosis. Take at least 500-1,000 mg of vitamin C every day together with food.

Dealing with aquagenic urticaria

August 2nd, 2017 | Posted by corinne grace in Being Prepared - (Comments Off on Dealing with aquagenic urticaria)

Aquagenic urticaria a form of physical hives due to when the person comes in direct contact with the water and cause pain and itchiness. This condition develops without any external agents or due to temperature of the water. Women and children in their puberty stage are more susceptible to this condition.

The allergy develops within a minute or after fifteen minutes after a contact with water. It lasts for at least 10 or up to 120 minutes. People with aquagenic urticaria can still drink water, but develops allergies in and around the mouth.

Causes of aquagenic urticaria

  • Exposure to hot or cold water and reaction is severe if there is presence of chlorine or fluorine in the water. Hot water speeds up the development of hives in the affected area.
  • Bathing and walking in the rain

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    The skin begins to itch or develop a rash or hives after exposure to the water.

  • Water spilled on the body
  • Sweating and crying
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Diseases including polymorphous, HIV infections, cholinergic urticarial and Bernard-Saulnier syndrome
  • The skin mast cells that becomes weakened interferes with water to produce sensation in the skin.
  • Sometimes, histamine causes burning sensation and itchiness in the skin due to the reaction of the tissues on the surrounding water.

Symptoms

The skin begins to itch or develop a rash or hives after exposure to the water. They usually develop within the first 15 minutes and proceeding hours the lesions eventually causes severe pain and formation of blisters. In severe cases there will be wheezing, difficulty in swallowing or other respiratory conditions. The throat is swelling after drinking water. The eyes become sore and dry after taking a shower.

Treatment

  • Take the prescribed oral antihistamines to lessen the effects of the allergy on the skin.
  • Use the prescribed epinephrine to lessen the appearance of cutaneous vasodilation and prevent mast cell degranulation due to the condition.
  • Use the prescribed capsaicin cream to lessen the pain and inflammation.
  • Apply an emulsion cream to protect the skin from exposure to water especially when cleansing or engaging aquatic activities.
  • Use umbrella or wear protective clothing to prevent contact with water and possibility of an outbreak.
  • Minimize swimming or visiting a water parks to lessen the risk of an outbreak.
  • Before showering apply emulsion creams or petrolatum to the body to lessen the symptoms

Tips

  • Stay away from triggers that includes pet dander, rain, insect stings, latex and foods that cause allergy.
  • Wear cotton clothes that are smooth textured, loose to prevent irritation on skin and worsen the condition.
  • Cover with bandage affected areas of the body and minimize contact with water for a long time.
  • Take prescribed supplementary vitamins is good for the condition.
  • During summer avoid sweating, keep the body cool.
  • Avoid performing any physical activities, keep the body clean and use natural or chemical-free products.