An Adolescent Boy with Urticaria to Water: Review of Current Treatments for Aquagenic Urticaria
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
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McGee, J. S., Kirkorian, A. Y., Pappert, A. S. and Milgraum, S. S. (2012), An Adolescent Boy with Urticaria to Water: Review of Current Treatments for Aquagenic Urticaria. Pediatric Dermatology. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01801.x
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Abstract: We report the case of an adolescent boy with aquagenic urticaria unresponsive to oral antihistamine therapy. We successfully treated his condition by topical application of a petrolatum-containing cream as a protective coating. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing the use of topical therapy alone to treat aquagenic urticaria in a child. Based on the effectiveness, safety profile, and ease of use, clinicians may wish to consider this regimen as a first-line therapy.