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Avatar f tn I know the names cold urticaria and cold sore are similar by coincidence and that the cold sores could have originally been caused by the stress of the sudden cold urticaria, but is there any other possible connections between cold sores and cold urticaria or something that could cause both of these? Thank you!
Avatar n tn Hello, These symptoms can be due to cold urticaria. Diagnosis can be made by an ice-cube test. Place an ice cube on your forearm for 4 minutes and observe the area for 10 minutes afterwards. If you have cold urticaria, the area will become itchy and then swell approximately 2 minutes after removing the ice cube. Treatment is avoiding exposure to cold stimuli, including swimming or bathing in cold water. You can take antihistaminics like zyrtec or tegamet.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with cold urticaria seven years ago. I would like to get to know people who has the same allergie. I have no hives, only swelling of the mouth, coughing and choking if exposed to cold air, air condition, fridge, freezer, drinking cold drinks, etc. I have to use gloves to touch anyting cold otherwise my fingers will swell and get very red, or have broken blod vessels as a results. No medication is working, avoidance is the answer. Maybe someone out there have the magic answer?
Avatar f tn Thank you so much for the information about cold urticaria. I did the ice cube test and reacted. To make sure it was a reaction, I had my husband do the test along with me. I reacted, he didn't. I'm sorry it took me so long to reply. Every time I go out into the cold I think about how nice it was of all of you to reply. Hoping for a warm winter.
Avatar n tn I have been having a skin problem for about a couple of years. Ihave "Dermatographic Urticaria". I'm 14 now and I would just like to know a couple of things. Is it normal to get this disorder at my age? Is it dangerous? When will it go away?
Avatar f tn After looking into it, what you have is truly an allergy to cold. Refered to as 'cold urticaria'. With cold urticaria, exposure to cold temperatures causes redness, itching, swelling and hives on your skin. People with cold urticaria should avoid exposure to cold air or water as much as possible. (Source: Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cold-urticaria/DS01160) This completely agrees with everything you have said, and thus proves your cold allergy.
Avatar n tn I have also copied this down and for more information we have a Dermatology forum on MH Triggers for Mast Cell Disease Physical stimuli: Exercise, heat, skin friction, hot baths, hot drinks, cold exposure (especially swimming), sunlight, emotional stress, spicy foods.
484160 tn?1343397921 Hello, What you seem to be having is called aquagenic urticaria. Water urticaria, or aquagenic urticaria, is a rare condition in which hives develop within 1 to 15 minutes after contact with water. The hives last for 10 to 120 minutes and do not seem to be caused by histamine release like the other physical hives. It is diagnosed by applying tap water and distilled water to the skin and observing the reaction.
Avatar m tn As I mentioned to you earlier the very diagnosis of aquagenic urticaria, by definition hinges on the finding of urticaria produced byANY water at ANY temperature.The whealing is not dependent on other factors. If temperature varies and that is the factor it it would be more of a cholinergic urticaria. While I am indeed a physician, here my capacity is that of a community member! Best wishes.
Avatar n tn Hello, Your symptoms can be due to cold urticaria. Cold urticaria is a disorder characterized by the rapid onset of itchiness, redness and swelling of the skin within minutes after exposure to a cold stimulus. Patients typically experience symptoms while outside on cold, windy or rainy days. Fatalities following swimming have been reported and those affected should be warned that swimming or having a cold bath could be dangerous. Diagnosis can be made by an ice-cube test.
Avatar f tn Hello, These symptoms can be due to cold urticaria. Cold urticaria is a disorder characterized by the rapid onset of itchiness, redness and swelling of the skin within minutes after exposure to a cold stimulus. Diagnosis can be made by an ice-cube test. Place an ice cube on your forearm for 4 minutes and observe the area for 10 minutes afterwards. If you have cold urticaria, the area will become itchy and then swell approximately 2 minutes after removing the ice cube.
Avatar n tn Hi, THis is an allergic reaction to the sun, a form of physical allergy.Cholinergic urticaria is a subcategory of physical urticaria (aka hives) that is a skin rash brought on by a hypersensitive reaction to body heat. Symptoms follow any stimulus to sweat such as exercise (sometimes called exercise-induced urticaria), heat from the sun (which could also indicate solar urticaria), saunas, hot showers (reaction to water can also indicate water urticaria).
Avatar n tn Hi, This is a case of hives( Urticaria), which is an allergic reaction.Wheals from urticaria can appear anywhere on the body, they typically itch severely, sting, or burn. Urticaria is generally caused by direct contact with an allergenic substance, or an immune response to food or some other allergen, but can also appear for other reasons, notably emotional stress. The rash can be triggered by quite innocent events, such as mere rubbing or exposure to cold.
Avatar n tn The cause of chronic urticaria is often more difficult to identify. Most cases are called chronic idiopathic urticaria, which means they're caused by the body's unexplainable development of antibodies to itself (auto-antibodies). Chronic urticaria is often accompanied by coexistent physical urticaria, triggered by environmental exposure to heat, cold, sunlight, vibration, pressure on the skin or even exercise. So exact cause of hives is difficult to determine.
478342 tn?1241369352 Hi, People who have a physical urticaria have a physical trigger for their hives, such as pressure, heat, cold, sunlight, water or exercise. Up to 20 to 30 percent of people with chronic urticaria have a physical cause. Cholinergic or heat urticaria is a form of chronic hives that is caused by an increase in body temperature. Hives are caused by any increase in body temperature, such as hot showers, exercise, spicy foods, or being under too many covers in bed at night.
Avatar n tn //www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/symptoms-causes/syc-20371046 Cholinergic Urticaria can be from an increase to your body temp, or a nervous system stimuli - https://www.webmd.com/allergies/cholinergic-urticaria-facts There is also something called thermal allodynia, which is pain from mild temp changes. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/symptoms/21570-allodynia Have you seen a doctor about it?
Avatar f tn For the past couple of months I've noted my finger and feet are always cold. Lately, I've noticed that when it gets really bad (when they're very cold) I develop hives on my ankles. I have cold urticaria, which is an allergy to the cold, but i'm pretty sure it's only external stimuli, not internal. Could this be a blood circulation problem or something else? Thank you.
Avatar m tn There is a thing called cold urticaria, as well as heat urticaria. Some people get hives in response to too much heat or too much cold, or sometimes other triggers (my grandfather apparently gets it from water--my grandmother jokes he's the only boy allergic to soap and water). I don't think it's at all dangerous, just annoying, and the only thing I know of to do is avoid the trigger.