Someone mentioned in a reply to a post that even water makes her itch. And in my blog stats, I noticed someone had searched: can water make me itch?
I wanted to do a quick post on this because there was a time when water did make me itch. But it was specific what was causing the itch.
I had purchased, for my classroom, a Britta container with the charcoal filter. I knew that drinking water was high on the list to help flush histamine out of your system, and I thought it was a great idea to use a filter to get all the contaminants out and drink clean water.
What a surprise it was when, after following the directions and running tap water through the filter and filling the jug, my arm lit up with the itch from hell. I thought it just couldn’t be, so I tried again. And I itched again. I had to wash water though that filter I don’t know how many times before I could drink from it without itching. And even then, I think I only finally started using it after I really started to heal and my arms had stopped reacting to everything.
I concluded that it wasn’t the tap water that was making me itch, as I had been drinking that with no problem, but the filtered water. It must have been the residue from the filter that was making me react.
So can your water make you itch? Absolutely! Make sure you know where it’s coming from and if it’s been treated.
I know, it’s a real minefield out there! Even something a innocuous as water…