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A 43-year-old female asked:

I have severe pruritus and urticaria..for more than 2weeks now,causing weals all over my body.more when i wear sweater or after warm bath,in winter.

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Cold Urticaria: Cold urticaria or sensitivity to wool can be a cause of your symptoms. These symptoms maybe treated with H1antihistamines (cetirizine etc) and H2 antihistamines (Zantac). Severe symptoms maybe need steroid treatment. Anti inflammatory diet may help as well. See your doctor for appropriate treatment.
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