Cold urticaria nhs direct

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Avatar n tn Is the cold sore a sign of HIV - unfortunately whilst looking for info on cold sore treatment I read on the NHS direct web site that it may be! I am showing signs of OCD? Thanks Again and I look forward to hearing back from you shortly. Best regards..
Avatar f tn In this regard, it is noteworthy that the lesions of cold urticaria can localize in the pharynx and upper airway, including the pharynx, larynx and vocal cords and, can be precipitated not only by cold air but by cold drinks. I mention this so that you might ask your doctors about this possibility, so that it might be considered along with the diagnosis of cold air induced asthma.
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 Since I was young I have had trouble with my hands swelling, usually when exposed to extreme heat or cold. Lately though it is getting worse. My palms, fingers, and the underside of my wrists are developing what look and feel like very large mosquito bites. About the size of a quarter or larger in diameter. I know for a fact that I am not getting bitten by anything. Using aspirin does not help. Ice does nothing either, just makes my hand cold. Rest works to a degree...
Avatar n tn Hives caused by direct physical stimulation of the skin -- for example, cold, heat, sun exposure, vibration, pressure, sweating, and exercise is called physical urticaria. The hives usually occur right where the skin was stimulated and rarely appear elsewhere. Most of the hives appear within one hour after exposure. Skin tests(RAST) may be performed to determine the substance that you are allergic to. Routine blood tests are done to determine if a system-wide illness is present.
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, This completely agrees with everything you have said, and thus proves your cold allergy.
Avatar f tn I become worried, on 14 day of my expected exposure I got the result of HIV which I were given in NHS, that was negative, I went back to NHS on 15th  days of my expected explosure and showed my Dr, my rashes she gave me anihestmine tablets for rash, and she toled me to come back for test after six weeks,I was so stress, I stop eating properly, and start thinking I am HIV positive now, all the time I had same thing in my mind.
Avatar f tn Otherwise it can be due to eczema, nummular eczema, tinea infection (fungal), pressure urticaria or due to insect bite as in Lyme’s. Please consult a skin specialist for confirmed diagnosis. Take care!
Avatar n tn // Cholinergic Urticaria can be from an increase to your body temp, or a nervous system stimuli - There is also something called thermal allodynia, which is pain from mild temp changes. 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 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 m tn If you are suspecting allergy to alcohol or cold weather, you can get it diagnosed by skin ***** or patch tests from a qualified dermatologist. For cold urticaria, place an ice cube on the patient's forearm for 4 minutes and observe the area for 10 minutes afterwards. If the patient has cold urticaria, the area will become itchy and then swell approximately 2 minutes after removing the ice cube.
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.
Avatar f tn Being the new one, what appears to be cold urticaria. My hand, knuckel and front of my legs get extremeley red, break out in hives and itch and burn like crazy when I step outside now that the weather is getting cold in the greal lake region. My skin is also very dry... I googled cold urticaria and it points out to hepatitis and/or HIV.
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?