A 51-year-old female asked:
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i get huge hives when i walk outside in the cool or cold air is there anything to help?

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
53 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoid ice cold th: You have cholinergic urticarial , avoid ice cube and cold air , keep warm , nasalchrome otc nose sray might help. Do get checked by an allergist.
Answered on Mar 28, 2013
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cold urticaria: Hives induced by cold contact is fairly common and one of the "physical urticaria." covering up those skin areas exposed to cold is important and treatment with new generation antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) can help. Avoid jumping into cold water (lakes, pools, rivers) as a serious allergic reaction could occur. An allergist can confirm diagnosis with "ice cube test.".
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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