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water causing itch and red spots

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 21, 2007
  • 02:50 AM

Hey peeps.

Anybody heard of skin being sensitive to water? Seems that when i go in the shower or a swim in the beach ill come out with itchy skin lasting for about 30 mins (particularly my legs which can be quite severe) and accompanying the itch seems to be red dots on my back and neck.

If i shower or swim in the morning it seems to be much worse, and sometimes at night i dont experience it at all.

If i come out of the beach and go directly into a shower it seems to get much worse also, so its not the beach water (especially as im barely in there anyway, just something ive noticed over the years)

I've had this for about 3 years now - and doctors have no idea. Funny thing was i just came back from a trip to south africa and i didnt experience any of this at all (was the best trip of my life) but now that i have been back in australia for about a month it has just started up again. Very depressing.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated and is anybody else going through this?

I'd love to be able to swim care free or shower without needing 20 mins recovery time everyday!

Regards.

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  • i forgot to say the little red dots that come up look like bites. They're not actually itchy themselves, but just seem to accompany the itch.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • HiJust the other day I remember reading an article about water causing a rash - I am not sure but think it was hard water - I don't remember any more than that though unfortunately - so I regret I am not much help really but thought I would mention it - hope you find the answer quickly:)
    lilliput 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Look into a form of therapy called NAET. There are many components in water, and you may be having an allergic response to it. Western diagnosis for allergies is sorely lacking, in my opinion. NAET actually reprograms the body and eliminates the allergic response. Please think about this - it is amazing! Visit www.naet.com to find a practitioner near you - there are practitioners all over the world. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • HiJust the other day I remember reading an article about water causing a rash - I am not sure but think it was hard water - I don't remember any more than that though unfortunately - so I regret I am not much help really but thought I would mention it - hope you find the answer quickly:)Hey do u have ANY idea what so ever where you read the article or any other info that may help me track it down? Cause i've had no luck just researching hard water....And thankyou to whoever posted the msg with the NAET treatment however i dont think its available on australia.Thanks heaps for your concern so far anyway guys, REALLY appreciate it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, Yes, I have had what you are discribing. And its more from the cold temps, than the water. It sounds like hives from the water temps being too cool, for you in the morning. Yet once the ocean warms up later in the day it warm enough for you. I can't think of the right name for it,{ Cold U---} you can test your self with and ice cube held to your skin for a few mins. You will have to do a search on cold sensitivity to find the right name and info on the testing.. Hard water can be responsible for many skin problems, too much lime can make all the skin dry and itchy. Could be an allergy to the soap or lotions that your using too. When the skin is wet, the pores are open , so if you apply lotion then , it might give you a reaction. Good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hey do u have ANY idea what so ever where you read the article or any other info that may help me track it down? Cause i've had no luck just researching hard water....And thankyou to whoever posted the msg with the NAET treatment however i dont think its available on australia.Thanks heaps for your concern so far anyway guys, REALLY appreciate it.There are 16 Specialists practicing NAET in Australia- not very many- but it would worth a trip or two.You are probably allergic to some minerals in the water- if that is the case, your mineral absorption might be compromised as well. Chlorine and pesticide can also do that- but I don't think that swimming in Australian beaches should make you sick, unless is a mineral.Sometimes mineral allergies can be also tracked by pain or sensitivity in tooth, jaw, or gums.If you allergic to seafood, or some other calcium or minerla rich food- tha tmight be it. Taking showers in distilled water for a week is 1000% more expensive than a NAET treatment that is probably going to cost you US $70 per visit.http://www.naet.com/subscribers/doctorResults.asp?FromQS=1&db=default&uid=default&City=&State=&Zip=&Last=&Country=Australia&Status=on&sb=4&view_records=Search
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
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