Cold urticaria

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What is cold urticaria?

Cold urticaria is the body's allergic reaction when it is exposed to a sudden drop in air temperature or to cold water. Urticaria are hives that are raised, often itchy, red welts on the surface of the skin. Damp and windy conditions may increase the likelihood of cold urticaria.

Common symptoms reported by people with cold urticaria

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cold urticaria

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Allegra)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
cold urticaria (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
cold urticaria (1)

Data from patients with cold urticaria, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cold urticaria

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Allegra)
Perceived effectiveness
for cold urticaria (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cold urticaria (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
somnolence
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
water retention
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Perceived effectiveness
for cold urticaria (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dry eyes
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
cold urticaria (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cold urticaria, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cold urticaria on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 17
30s 23
40s 24
50s 14
60s 1
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 20
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 32
Female 54

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 42
Not Diagnosed 11

These charts show data from cold urticaria patients who have completed their condition history
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