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what is the cure for cold contact urticaria?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
None: Avoid cold, wear clothes and gloves, some folks respond to antihistamine before exposure.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Whats cold contact urticaria cure?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Heat, antihistamine : First avoid temperatures colder than the temperature which causes your hives. Second cover as much of your skin as possible. Third, because the hives are due to the release of histamine in your skin when it cools, antihistamines will minimize or control the symptoms. See an allergist. Avoid swimming in cold water and drinking cold drinks to prevent potentially life threatening reactions.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Whats cold contact urticaria?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Hives with cold skin: People who have cold induced urticaria release histamine in their skin when it cools. People react at different temperatures. If you place an ice cube on your skin you will develop a hive at the site (see photo). Keep warm, cover skin in cold air, take antihistamines. Swimming in cold water and cold drinks can be fatal. See an allergist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: contact urticaria?

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Dr. Alyson Simpson
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Contact urticaria: Contact urticaria is a syndrome in which hives are caused by a variety of compounds, such as foods, preservatives, fragrances, plant and animal products, and metals. The etiology can both be immunologic requiring prior exposure to the the allergen or non-immunologic. Patients can present with localized hives, generalized hives, or have symptoms associated with anaphylaxis.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can hives be a symptom of contact urticaria?

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Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 24 years experience
Hives: Urticaria is the medical term for hives. Contact urticaria happens when you come into contact with something your skin is allergic to and you develop hives from it. The best thing to do is avoid contact with that thing your skin is allergic to.
A 30-year-old female asked:

Why would a 25 yr old without any other health problems suddenly develop cold contact urticaria?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Good question: No one knows why but it is suspected to be an autoimmune problem. The good news is that it may subside in a few years. Be sure you don't jump into cold water until the problem can be evaluated by an allergist.

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