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What's cold contact urticaria?

What's cold contact urticaria?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Contact Urticaria (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What's cold contact urticaria cure?

What's cold contact 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. ...Read more

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Can hives be a symptom of contact urticaria?

Can hives be a symptom of contact urticaria?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: contact urticaria?

What is the definition or description of: contact urticaria?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can Calamine lotion be used for urticaria at children 6m+? Thank doctors.

Can Calamine lotion be used for urticaria at children 6m+? Thank doctors.

Determine cause: It is important to determine the cause of the urticarial. For example, if there is a trigger such as certain foods, antibiotics etc. Your physician can order a CAP panel after obtaining a detailed history of possible triggers.

Calamine can be used to soothe the skin, an antihistamine topical lotion can also be used three to four times per day. ...Read more

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I have Aquagenic urticaria. Is there any medicine to control it. Skin is painful n red after contacting with water. But skin don't itch?

I have Aquagenic urticaria. Is there any medicine to control it. Skin is painful n red after contacting with water. But skin don't itch?

Difficult control: It is very difficult to control this disease and no one has known the actual cause. Some try the regular treatments for urticaria with antihistamines like hydroxyzine, cyproheptadine, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Other treatments are more difficult and would need direct care or observations and not enough room here to go into all of the types. See MD-health. Com for further information. I hope this helped. ...Read more

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How is chronic urticaria of children resolved? With allergy testing?

How is chronic urticaria of children resolved? With allergy testing?

See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more

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Who dr do you see for urticaria?

Some simple solution: Many types, but an easy cure without asignificant side-effects is the combination of Hydroxyzine (50mg) at night with rantidine (300mg).
Most people experience significant relief, almost immediately. Both of these drugs are $4.00/mo at target, walmart, kroger's, etc. ...Read more

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Can cold urticaria be temporary?

Can cold urticaria be temporary?

Sometimes: Cold urticaria is usually a chronic problem but sometimes it can be temporary if triggered by another problem which resolves. An allergy evaluation can be helpful. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about urticaria?

Hive Worry Index: On a scale of 1-10 (10 worst). Hives <6 weeks: 2. Hives >6 weeks: 3. After you see your doctor or allergist to rule-out the bad stuff: 2. Hives with swollen lips or eyelids (angioedema):4. Hives with swollen tongue:5. Angioedema without hives:5. Hives with vomiting, stomachache, difficulty breathing, passing out or nearly so:10. If score 3 or more see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean for urticaria to be idiopathic?

Unknown: Chronic urticaria (hives) is divided into 2 groups - non-physical & physical. In the latter mast cells release histamine under external stimuli - heat, pressure, cold. 50% of non-physical chronic urticaria is autoimmune, the immune system attacking self. About 5% can be attributed to a chronic infection or malignancy. When your allergist has ruled out these the rest is idiopathic & usually benign. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a shower when you have urticaria?

Is it okay to take a shower when you have urticaria?

No hot showers: Urticartia, in most cases is the result of oozing fluid from blood vessels. If you take a hot shower, you dilate the blood vessels and you will make the welts worse. A cold shower may temporarily reduce the size or resolve the urticaria temporarily. If not tolerated, use lukewarm water. Along with the showers, take an antihistamine such as fexofenadine or cetirizine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cold urticaria. How to cure it permanently?

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. ...Read more

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Will urticaria kill me?

No: Urticaria (hives) won't kill. Just don't take both hands off the steering wheel to scratch. Anaphylaxis is a much more severe allergic reaction that includes hives with laryngospasm (a choked off windpipe) or shock. These things can kill you but anaphylaxis is quite uncommon compared to hives. ...Read more

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Is urticaria painful or just itchy?

Is urticaria painful or just itchy?

Can be painful.: Urticaria may be painful especially if near a joint or if the lesions are due to vasculiis. You need to see you doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for urticaria to peel?

Is it normal for urticaria to peel?

Possible.: Any intensely inflammatory rash can peel after a few days. ...Read more

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Is amla good for urticaria problems?

May be momentarily: I believe you meant "emla" which is a topical anesthetic, short acting, and wouldn't help with urticarial symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a simple remedy to urticaria?

Is there a simple remedy to urticaria?

Find & Control: Find the cause, when possible. Control the symptoms. There are many things which cause urticaria, and sometimes urticaria can be auto-immune (ie due to your own body's production of antibodies). An allergist can help you identify the cause, when possible, either something as simple as your soap, or watch, or a food, or more complicated like a serious medical problem. ...Read more

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What can be done for chronic urticaria?

What can be done for chronic urticaria?

Chronic Urticaria: The cause of chronic idiopathic urticaria is currently unknown. It is not due to any medication or food trigger. Screening labs can be drawn by Allergist to see if hives caused by autoimmune condition including thyroid disorder. Treat with high dose antihistamines (Zyrtec, Zantac), also can add montelukast or doxepin. If still not effective oral albuterol, cyclosporin, Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) or sulfasalazine. ...Read more

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What is the cure for hives aka urticaria?

What is the cure for hives aka urticaria?

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... ...Read more

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Cure for urticaria and when do u treat it?

Cure for urticaria and when do u treat it?

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. ...Read more

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How can you treat itching due to urticaria?

How can you treat itching due to urticaria?

Antihistamines: For most patients antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin are effective. If these are not effective second line treatment (off-label) could include Doxepin and singulair and h2 antihistamines, such as zantac. It is important to find the cause of the hives, and an allergist may be able to help. ...Read more

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Can be chronic urticaria cure complete?

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. ...Read more

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Do people with urticaria have a lot of pain?

Hives: Hives is the common term for urticaria. Generally swelling, redness and itching are about it. ...Read more

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How can people with aquagenic urticaria live?

Water causing hives: Aquagenic urticaria (hives) is one of the phyusical urticarias. It can often be controlled with antihistamines (an old one called Cyproheptadine - periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) especially). Also if there are angioedema symptoms injectable Epinephrine is advisable. There is no effective desensitization at this time, but sometime the symptoms clear or lessen with time. ...Read more

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Can hot flashes cause cholinerigic urticaria?

Yes: Cholinergic urticaria is a type of hives. It is a skin rash brought on by a hypersensitive reaction to ones own body heat. It can also be due to sweating such as from exercise, heat from the sun, saunas, hot showers, spicy foods which may cause an increase in body temperature or even stress due to blushing or anger. ...Read more

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What is an effective cream that treats urticaria?

None: Creams are not effective. You will do much better with an otc antihistamine that is not sedating. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more