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Due to the rarity of the condition, there is very limited data regarding the effectiveness of individual treatments for aquagenic urticaria. The following have been used to treat aquagenic urticaria with variable success:
- H1 antihistamines
- Ultraviolet B (UVB) light treatments (also called phototherapy)
- Stanozolol (an anabolic steroid)
- Creams that serve as a barrier between water and the skin
- A low dose of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, in combination with cyproheptadine and methscopolamine
- Bath with sodium bicarbonate (0.1–0.5 kg/bath).
Last updated: 6/20/2016
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Aquagenic urticaria. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.