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Is cold weather a cause of hives?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Can be.

Cold induced urticaria is caused by cooling of the skin by a variety of mechanisms.
It can happen with exposure to cold air, cold or cool water, reaching into the freezer, holding a cold drink, etc. This results in the release of histamine from the mast cells in the skin and a hive develops.

In brief: Can be.

Cold induced urticaria is caused by cooling of the skin by a variety of mechanisms.
It can happen with exposure to cold air, cold or cool water, reaching into the freezer, holding a cold drink, etc. This results in the release of histamine from the mast cells in the skin and a hive develops.
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