Posted by Kate
on September 11, 2000 at 13:04:18:
In Reply to: Cold Urtecaria-I'm Allergic to Cold?? posted by Allison on August 07, 2000 at 12:44:02:
: I have recently been diagnosed with Cold Urtecaria, whenever I get cold or experience a temperature change from warmer to cooler, my skin becomes itchy and I get hives. This is especially noticable when I go swimming in cold water. I dont know anything about this condition, so any information that someone might have or anyone with similar experiences would be appreciated!!~Allison
I have had the same symptoms, (even down to sitting on cool chairs, drinking a smoothie, having the a/c on in my car). My dermatologist has told me the same thing over the phone, (Cold Urtecaria) and I will be in the office on Friday to see her.
I don't exactly know anything about it either, but hopefully after meeting with my doctor I can have some extra knowledge for you.
I DO know that she, my doctor, has it also. And she takes Allegra every day. I do not exactly want to be ingesting antibiotics every day for the rest of my life, so I am determined to find a way to beat this (without moving to Equador). Possibly with homeopathic supplements.
How old are you? My doctor told me that because I started reacting to it so late in life (six years ago) it is probably just a cycle of seven or ten years. Just an idea.
I'll keep you up to date after my office visit. Likewise, if you come across anything interesting, please share.