What are the most common symptoms of familial cold urticaria?

Symptoms include. Rash, conjunctivitis, fever/chills and arthralgias. You would certainly be suspicious since it is an autosomal dominant genetic condition. One parent would be affected and sometimes, several siblings.

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Are some people more prone to getting familial cold urticaria?

Yes. It is a genetic disease inherited in an autosomal dominate pattern. So if you inherit the gene from a parent who has it, you will also have the same problems with hives, fever, and joint pain on cold exposure. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: familial cold urticaria?

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...

What's the best treatment to get rid of familial cold urticaria?

Treat as needed. Familial cold urticaria cannot be cured but it can be treated with allergy meds and minimizing environmental conditions that trigger it like cold etc. 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 more...

Do doctors see a lot of patients with familial cold urticaria?

No. I have a few patients with cold urticaria but none with the familial kind. Read more...
Rare. One in 5000 people have cold urticaria, and half of them have familial cold urticaria. So familial cold urticaria occurs in about one in 10, 000 people. Many of these patients also have atopy (an allergic tendency) and other forms of urticaria as well. Read more...