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Are some people more prone to getting familial cold urticaria?

Are some people more prone to getting familial cold urticaria?

Yes: It is a genetic disease inherited in an autosomal dominate pattern. So if you inherit the gene from a parent who has it, you will also have the same problems with hives, fever, and joint pain on cold exposure. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Familial Cold Urticaria (Definition)

Familial cold urticaria (also known as familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome, fcas) is an autosomal dominant condition characterized by rash, conjunctivitis, fever/chills and arthralgias elicited by exposure to cold. There is a genetic predisposition nad treatment with anakinra, il-1 receptor antagonist also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, has been ...Read more


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What's the best treatment to get rid of familial cold urticaria?

Stay warm: Move to a warmer climate. Don't take cold showers or baths. Never swim in cold swimming pools or in cold ocean water. Dress warmly including gloves and scarves in cold weather even if you're going outside for just a minute or two to take out the trash. Prophylactic antihistamines - that means taking it everyday may help. There is no cure for physical urticarias like cold urticaria. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of familial cold urticaria?

What are the most common symptoms of familial cold urticaria?

Symptoms include: Rash, conjunctivitis, fever/chills and arthralgias. You would certainly be suspicious since it is an autosomal dominant genetic condition. One parent would be affected and sometimes, several siblings. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: familial cold urticaria?

What is the definition or description of: familial cold urticaria?

Familial cold hives: Familial cold urticaria (also known as familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome, fcas) is an autosomal dominant condition characterized by rash, conjunctivitis, fever/chills and arthralgias elicited by exposure to cold. There is a genetic predisposition nad treatment with anakinra, il-1 receptor antagonist also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, has been shown to be effective. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with familial cold urticaria?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with familial cold urticaria?

Rare: One in 5000 people have cold urticaria, and half of them have familial cold urticaria. So familial cold urticaria occurs in about one in 10, 000 people. Many of these patients also have atopy (an allergic tendency) and other forms of urticaria as well. ...Read more

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I have cold urticaria .....Why do I breakout when i get into a hot tub?

Cholinergic Hives: Individuals may experience a cholinergic urticaria reaction in response to any activity that increases overall body temperature (or causes a sweat release). Some examples include: taking a hot shower or bath eating spicy foods exercising or doing physical activities that increase body temperature. ...Read more

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When im in the cold....Pools....Lakes i breakout in hives and i know its cold urticaria but i breakout in hives when i get into a hot tub.....Why?

When im in the cold....Pools....Lakes  i breakout in hives and i know its cold urticaria but i breakout in hives when i get into a hot tub.....Why?

Urticaria: Are you still taking percocet? It can trigger hives. Both types of urticaria you describe are physical urticarias, there is no real treatment for them, and sometimes antihistamines can help. ...Read more

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Palms, fingers get red, swollen, itchy whenever I hold something cold for more than 30 sec. Can this be related to something other than cold urticaria?

Cold urticaria prob.: Although cold urticaria is the most likely diagnosis due to the rapidity of onset and itching, cryoglobulinemia, the presence of an abnormal protein that precipitates on exposure to cold is an unlikely possiblity. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? Boyfriend has urticaria ?

Please can I get some advice? Boyfriend has urticaria ?

Not catching: Often the cause of urticaria is never found. There's nothing you can do to manage it, but people in love generally come to like all the little individual distinguishing features of the beloved. "Mmmmm.... dear, you're a strong spotted leopard. Such a man." ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more