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2218251 tn?1339481747 In extreme cases I have needed to apply cold gel packs to enable me to sleep comfortably. I always wear long pants or ankle length skirts, so my legs do not get sun burnt. The blotches are not raised at all, and tend to disappear within a couple of weeks of returning home. I would like to know what causes it and how to treat it. I don't seem to get the same reaction when travelling to colder climates. I have posted a photo on my profile page.
Avatar m tn I will start feeling a burning and itching sensation and these appear. I have attached a photo. They usually last about an hour and then are gone. I wake up with them every morning on my chest and neck as well. Been going on for about a year now.
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 m tn I woke up yesterday morning with these weird puffy red marks. I usually get lines, as do many others, from sleeping, but these were swollen and red. I was wondering what could have caused this? I thought maybe I slept in one spot for too long or the detergent I used. I could've had an allergic reaction, possibly. I'm also attaching a photo of what they look like. Has anyone ever gotten these before?
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 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 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?
Avatar n tn Hi, From what you describe you seem to be having cold urticaria or cold hives. Are you allergic to any specific food substances or do you have allergic reactions otherwise? You should consult your doctor for a confirmed diagnosis and a proper clinical evaluation. You should try and avoid exposure to cold and also antihistamine or antiallergic medications would definitely help you. The cold allergies are known to last for variable periods of time in different individuals.
Avatar m tn Hello, From the symptoms and picture,they look like hives. Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They have a tendency to change size rapidly and to move around, disappearing in one place and reappearing in other places, often in a matter of hours. The mainstay of treatment of hives is antihistamine which may be necessary for prolonged periods (in excess of 6 weeks).
409410 tn?1251072712 Cyproheptadine (Periactin) may be especially useful for treatment of cold urticaria. Rarely, cold urticaria is associated with an inherited condition called familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome.
Avatar m tn Hello, Cold and tingly fingers on exposure to cold may be due to many possibilities.First and foremost cold urticaria has to be ruled out. Cold urticaria is diagnosed by holding an ice cube against the skin of the forearm for 1 to 5 minutes. A distinct hive should develop if a patient has cold urticaria.
Avatar f tn I am a 21 year old female. I have hypertension and I am treated with hyzaar 25/100 for it. I am overweight and previously had a very poor diet with no exercise. I have high cholesterol and high triglycerides also. I take wellbutrin XL 150 mg, vyvanse 50 mg and and strattera 80 mg. I developed swelling in my fingers in both hands this winter. It is perfectly symmetrical and located in the fatty tissue before my knuckle where my finger meets my hand. They are reddish plaque looking areas.
Avatar f tn Hello, 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. Most investigators believe that this condition is actually exquisite skin sensitivity to additives in the water such as chlorine but distilled water can also cause this reaction.
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.
2218251 tn?1339481747 In extreme cases I have needed to apply cold gel packs to enable me to sleep comfortably. I always wear long pants or ankle length skirts, so my legs do not get sun burnt. The blotches are not raised at all, and tend to disappear within a couple of weeks of returning home. The skin sometimes peels later just like a sunburn. I would like to know what causes it and how to treat it. I don't seem to get the same reaction when travelling to colder climates.