7 doctors weighed in:

Why do I get hives during the winter months?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cold urticaria

Urticaria or "hives" as they are commonly called, can be triggered by exposure to cold.
Persons with cold urticaria often cannot hold a cold can in their hand without itching developing when the hand is re-warmed.

In brief: Cold urticaria

Urticaria or "hives" as they are commonly called, can be triggered by exposure to cold.
Persons with cold urticaria often cannot hold a cold can in their hand without itching developing when the hand is re-warmed.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Thank
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ice cube test

The classic skin test for cold urticaria that dr. Vaughn described so well is placing an ice cube on a spot on your forearm. Check every 5 minutes to see if a hive appears.
If no hive after 15 minutes remove the ice cube, sometimes the hive appears a few minutes later - that's delayed cold urticaria.

In brief: Ice cube test

The classic skin test for cold urticaria that dr. Vaughn described so well is placing an ice cube on a spot on your forearm. Check every 5 minutes to see if a hive appears.
If no hive after 15 minutes remove the ice cube, sometimes the hive appears a few minutes later - that's delayed cold urticaria.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Thank
Read more answers from doctors