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Does anyone else have cold hives?

Asked by jesslc323 (117points) June 14th, 2010

About 2–3 years ago I started noticing that I got hives in the winter time. At first, they were horrible and they would swell up and my face would look super puffy. Now during the winter I just get red dots on my face, but the puffy hives all over my legs and when I start getting warmer, they get bigger then go away. I’ve been to the doctor several times about it, since it can be embarrassing and I would love to know what I can do to get rid of this.

Has anyone else experienced cold hives?
How long have you had them?
What kind of medication, if any worked for you?

I was also told i couldn’t go swimming anymore, since some people can go into anaphylactic shock.
I am going on vacation for christmas to get away from the cold and was hoping that I could possibly swim.

Hope someone can share their experience!
Thanks so much.

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Neizvestnaya's avatar

I get them when it’s cold on my legs and face, especially if I’m swimming, surfing or out on a beach. They make me really sleepy. The only relief I’ve found is Benadryl and spraying my skin with tea tree oil mixed with water. Stress brings them out worse though.

Kraken's avatar

I never even heard of it till now.
No I do not have them thankfully.
I wish you the best of luck in finding a cure to your malady.

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