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

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Treatments taken by people for cold urticaria

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Who has cold urticaria on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 74 say cold urticaria is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 19
30s 24
40s 35
50s 19
60s 7
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 10
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 37
Female 76

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 45
Not Diagnosed 11

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