II. Epidemiology

  1. More common in middle aged males

III. Symptoms

  1. Intense itching within 15 minutes of water contact
  2. Persists on average for 40 minutes

IV. Signs

  1. No associated skin findings (except excoriations)

VI. Management

  1. Treat concurrent Xerosis
  2. Capsaicin cream applied tid for 4 weeks
  3. Ultraviolet B Phototherapy

VII. Course

  1. May recur after each water exposure for years

VIII. References

  1. Habif (1996) Dermatology, Mosby, p. 137
  2. Noble (2001) Primary Care Medicine, Mosby, p. 781

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