Medical News Summary: Cold-induced urticaria


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About: Cold-induced urticaria
Date: 6 January 2005
Source: About
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by About): Cold-induced urticaria occurs in 25% of US people during their lifetime. The condition is frequently undiagnosed and is caused by rapid temperature changes which trigger histamine production. It is characterized by hives which are pale red skin swellings that occur in groupings and can itch, burn or sting. Large areas of body exposed to sudden temperature changes can cause a greater production of histamine which can cause symptoms such as wheezing, flushing and fainting. Antihistamines can alleviate symptoms as can avoidance of triggers like sudden temperature changes as well as other triggers such as certain foods (particularly eggs, nuts and shellfish), drugs (particularly penicillin), infection, insect stings or blood transfusions.
URL: http://allergies.about.com/cs/hives/a/blaaaai120502a.htm
Related Disease Topics: Cold-induced urticaria, Allergy, Allergic response
Related Symptom Topics: Pale red skin swellings, itching, burning, stinging, wheezing, flushing, fainting

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  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis and cold-induced urticaria
  • Diagnosis and allergy
  • Diagnosis and allergic response
  • Diagnosis and pale red skin swellings
  • Diagnosis and itching
  • Diagnosis and burning
  • Diagnosis and stinging
  • Diagnosis and wheezing
  • Diagnosis and flushing
  • Diagnosis and fainting
  • Misdiagnosed
  • Misdiagnosed and cold-induced urticaria
  • misdiagnosed and allergy
  • Misdiagnosed and allergic response
  • Misdiagnosed and pale red skin swellings
  • Misdiagnosed and itching
  • misdiagnosed and burning
  • Misdiagnosed and stinging
  • misdiagnosed and wheezing
  • Misdiagnosed and flushing
  • misdiagnosed and fainting
  • Cause of
  • Cause of and cold-induced urticaria
  • Cause of and allergy
  • Cause of and allergic response
  • Cause of and pale red skin swellings
  • Cause of and itching
  • Cause of and burning
  • Cause of and stinging
  • Cause of and wheezing
  • Cause of and flushing
  • Cause of and fainting
  • Medication
  • Medication and cold-induced urticaria

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