What is Cold urticaria
Cold urticaria is a type of allergic reaction that occurs when the skin comes into contact with cold temperatures. It is characterized by the development of hives (red, raised, itchy bumps on the skin) and swelling after exposure to cold temperatures. Cold urticaria can be triggered by a variety of sources, including cold water, cold air, cold objects, or even cold drinks.
Symptoms of cold urticaria usually develop within minutes of exposure to cold temperatures and may include hives, swelling, itching, and a feeling of warmth or burning. In severe cases, cold urticaria can also cause difficulty breathing and a drop in blood pressure, which can be dangerous.
Treatment for cold urticaria may include medications to reduce swelling and itching, as well as strategies to avoid exposure to cold temperatures. These may include wearing warm clothing and avoiding cold drinks or foods. If you have concerns about cold urticaria, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider.