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I get hives in the fall. It usually starts after the first frost. Is temperature change a cause of hives?
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Hives can be triggered from any number of things, including certain exposures.
Going from a warm home to a cold environment could be enough of a noxious stimulus to trigger histamine release, thus precipitating hives. Other causes are stress, certain ingested chemicals, and obviously, allergies.

In brief: Possibly
Hives can be triggered from any number of things, including certain exposures.
Going from a warm home to a cold environment could be enough of a noxious stimulus to trigger histamine release, thus precipitating hives. Other causes are stress, certain ingested chemicals, and obviously, allergies.
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Dr. Alan Khadavi
Cold induced urticaria it sounds like.
Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Cold induced urticaria may appear in winter. You might also get hives or itching of you hand after reaching in the freezer or holding an ice-cold drink.

In brief: Yes
Cold induced urticaria may appear in winter. You might also get hives or itching of you hand after reaching in the freezer or holding an ice-cold drink.
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Choliergic Hives
Hives, or urticaria can be triggered by physical factors such as temperature (cold or warm), pressure, water, and sunlight.
It sounds as if you have cold-induced urticaria. You can treat it with otc antihistamines such as cetrizine or just stay warm by layering up and keeping covered.

In brief: Choliergic Hives
Hives, or urticaria can be triggered by physical factors such as temperature (cold or warm), pressure, water, and sunlight.
It sounds as if you have cold-induced urticaria. You can treat it with otc antihistamines such as cetrizine or just stay warm by layering up and keeping covered.
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Dr. Alan Khadavi
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes there is
Cold induced urticaria is a common phenomenon and it can occur with cold weather, cold water among many other stimuli.

In brief: Yes there is
Cold induced urticaria is a common phenomenon and it can occur with cold weather, cold water among many other stimuli.
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