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Cold air, water and sweating- allergic

04/03/2009

Question:

8 years back me and my friend went to swim in lake near our school , after i went off from the water my body skin becomes red i rub it with my nails .from that time on words if i try to make a bath and when i wake up early in the morning i feel very pain in whole my body .But my parents and thought that it could be fine because the symptoms are gone after 10 to 20 minutes . but now this becomes sever and i play and run that is if i am sweating my skin becomes red and hives appear including my head .

Answer:

You may have a physical allergy known as cold-induced urticaria (hives). Sometimes an antihistamine tablet will overcome the symptoms. If this does not work, you may have to see an allergy specialist.

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Response by:

I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati