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Familial Cold Urticaria Signs
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
The: Triggers and path physiology of both is quite different. Not to say they could co-occur. ...Read more
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
What are some apparent signs that cholinergic urticaria going away? It's odd that I got this when I barely know any family members with ths.
When no more symptom: When you no longer note the symptoms . As far as I know, this is not an inherited disorder. Since this is induced by increase in core body temperature and stress, perhaps once the stress is over or moving to an area with cooler climate would improve the problem as well ...Read more
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