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Cold Urticaria Cure
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.
Can't be done: I wish it could, and I hope you'll forgive my frankness. I know it's a nuisance. If you're clever enough to have found HealthTap, you'll learn tricks over your lifetime to manage it, and perhaps be able to share them with others online.
I am suffering from cold urticaria since six month. I was prescribed many medicine but they don't work at all. I want permanent cure from this disease.
Cold urticaria: So does everyone with cold urticaria, one of several "physical urticarias". It is usually very bothersome, usually doesn't involve the respirator tract and can be difficult to control. It rarely can be associated with cold agglutinins a possible marker of more severe underlying disease. See a board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment.
Tough to say but: It really depends upon whether or not you have found a cause that triggers the hives. If so, then a cure comes from avoiding the item. Unfortunately most of the time allergists "look hard" but can't find the cause. However, over time, hives usually go away by themselves. Your immune system does the "healing." but until that happens taking anti-hiostamines can usually provide relief of itching.See 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have cold induced urticaria (hives) and would like some suggestions to help reduce my reaction.?
Avoidance: Avoiding cold exposure if possible. However many people need to take antihistamines to prevent symptoms. See an allergist for evaluation and treatment.
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.
Cure, hmmm: Wish there was an easy answer for hives. They have a mind of their own and don't follow a religion. Your best bet is to consult an allergist to help you determine possible triggers, but if you have chronic hives, this is going to be a tough call. Work is in progress in several studies to unlock the mystery of chronic hives. Some allergists have dedicated their careers in the study of urticaria...
Find the cause: Hives lasting less than six weeks are often triggered by an external factor entering your body like a food or a medication. History & sometimes allergy testing can help you find the culprit. Your doctor or an allergist can help. If hives make you uncomfortable they should be treated. Hives should also be treated when accompanied by swelling of the lips or to tongue. Anaphylaxis is another story.
Chronic hives: Chronic urticaria can persist for months, year or even decades in some cases. Frequently, the reason or cause of chronic hives cannot be identified. If a cause can be found, then avoidance of the trigger results in resolution. Medications can help decrease symptoms, but sometimes hives will return even after months or years of being gone. Very frustrating disorder for patient and doctor.
No: They are caused by totally different mechanisms as far as we can understand since the exact mechanism for either condition is not entirely clear even though we have a lot of information on them.
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.
With exposure: You can only tell when cold exposure no longer triggers the urticaria. Depending on the cause, it may go away after a few years or not at all.
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.
Suggest medicine for completely removal of chronic urticaria. Since I m suffering from last 2 years. And want to cure completely?
Damn hives: Sorry, but no such thing as cure for most chronic urticarias. Most urticaria can be controlled with medications. Some however are very resistant. Suggest seeing a board certified allergist.See 1 more doctor answer