Allergy to water
Since the school years, every person has learned for himself that it is almost 80% water, and if it is deficient, a huge number of different health problems can arise. That is why many first encountering an allergic reaction after contact with water experience a real shock. And the most unpleasant in this situation is not even that the allergic reaction is able to develop after drinking a glass of water, but that allergy symptoms to water can manifest after washing hands with running water or taking a shower
Allergy to water in a child is a protective immune response of the human body to the active substances and components with which water is purified, for the seemingly safe use of it.
The main substance that forms part of the water and is considered to be the most allergenic dangerous is chlorine, which is almost always added to water in order to protect people from contact with pathogens that are always present before treatment in any water. Despite the fact that chlorination of water is the best method of protection, in people predisposed to water allergy, such water causes various allergic manifestations. And if, for example, people who are diagnosed as allergic to milk can practically safely exclude this product from their diet, then it is not possible to replace completely water with other substances and products, since for the normal functioning of the human body the daily intake of water must reach at least one and a half liters .
In the opinion of the majority of allergologists, the main cause of the development of this type of allergic reaction is immunity due to prolonged liver or kidney diseases, or due to prolonged intake of antibiotics. In addition, in patients suffering from this disease, a significant decrease in the amount of immunoglobulin of the "E" class is observed in the body. Also, the development of allergies to water often provoke other types of allergies.
Symptoms of allergy to water in principle do not differ from the symptoms of other allergic diseases, it is: a small skin rash in the form of urticaria, which often covers almost the entire body; headache and unbearable itching of irritated skin. Fortunately for all the time of observation of severe cases of manifestations in the form of Quincke's edema and anaphylactic shock was not recorded. The most unpleasant feature of the water allergy is that over time it does not weaken at all, but on the contrary, in the case of further contact with allergenic water, it only progresses, causing even more unpleasant and strong consequences for human health
Allergy to seawater
Excellent sea air and sea water itself have a truly magical property to heal many people. The fresh and clean ionized sea air, saturated with ozone, iodine and sea salts, is very favorable for the human body. Even ordinary walks along the seashore favorably affect the metabolic processes, contribute to the overall hardening of the body and have a beneficial effect on the health of people suffering from such a serious illness as bronchial asthma .
However, unfortunately not everyone can fully enjoy all the delights of the sea, since in recent years the allergy to sea water has become increasingly frequent. The severity of the course of the disease directly depends on the amount of salts dissolved in sea water. For example, the water of the Baltic Sea is saturated with salts much less than the water of the Black Sea. In addition, in the development of allergies on the seacoast, an important role is played by a certain period of the year, since the onset of an allergy may trigger the blooming of coastal plants or algae. A separate mite in the pathogenesis of allergies to water is brought by industrial waste discharged by ships and microorganisms living in seawater
Allergy to cold water
People who are allergic to cold water should be especially careful with the onset of winter, as their body for certain long-term exposure to low temperatures, as a protective reaction in large quantities, begins to produce histamine, resulting in epithelial cells low temperatures become even more sensitive.
Children and people under 25 are most susceptible to this disease, but most of them are helped only by their own immune defenses. The risk group also includes people suffering from some viral infections ( hepatitis , mononucleosis, rheumatoid arthritis , pneumonia, mycoplasma) and even malignant tumors. With cold water, extremely cautious should behave to people with disabilities of the pancreas, liver, bile duct and digestive system.
The main symptoms of allergy to cold water: severe dizziness , edema in places where cold water gets, swelling on the lips and in the throat after taking cold food, abdominal pain, nausea
Allergy to tap water
With the purpose of disinfection of drinking water, chlorine containing compounds, which are sufficiently active chemicals, have been used for a long time in purification plants. It is chlorine in the opinion of the majority of specialists and is the catalyst of the allergy of the unknown genesis that has become quite widespread in recent years.
Every day people use tap water and are unaware of its harmful effects on the body. For example, in the composition of tap water there are elements such as carbon tetrachloride and dichloroethane, which can easily remove stains of clothing. You can only imagine how harmful these components can affect the proper functioning of the body, because if you regularly drink such water, the proper functioning of the digestive tract is disturbed, the thyroid gland is broken, and in some cases even infertility may develop.
The main symptoms of allergy to tap water: reddening and irritation of the mucosa, skin rashes in the form of itchy red spots and small rashes, dry cough with possible future development of bronchial asthma
Allergy to water - treatment
Treatment of allergies to water in the first place is the rejection of poor quality in the opinion of your body water. People with this type of allergy should completely switch to live water - water from natural sources. If for some reason this can not be done, you should use powerful cleaning filters for tap water, which are able to remove almost all allergy-provoking impurities. The adoption of water procedures should be limited to two to three minutes.
In the event that the symptoms of water allergy after all of the above do not go away, you will have to resort to medication. The most well-proven antihistamines used for all types of allergies. It is important in this case and eat right. At the time of treatment should be completely (if possible) to abandon salty, fatty, sweet and flour.