What is Cold Allergy, Causes, Symptoms and How It Goes?

If You Have Sudden Itching and Blistering Problems, You May Have a Cold Allergy
If You Have Sudden Itching and Blistering Problems, You May Have a Cold Allergy

The Turkish National Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society warned that allergy-related disorders manifest themselves more quickly in the winter season and that those with high allergic sensitivity should be careful during this period.

Turkish National Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society (AID) warned about 'cold allergy'. If your skin swells, itches or even swells with the cold weather, you may have a cold allergy. AID President Prof. Dr. Dilşad Mungan said, “In these days of cold days in our country, in addition to simple problems such as cold allergy, redness and numbness on the skin; It can even cause serious problems such as sudden fainting, shock, and difficulty breathing.

The Turkish National Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society warned that allergy-related disorders manifest themselves more quickly in the winter season and that those with high allergic sensitivity should be careful during this period.

With the cold weather knocking on our door, attention should be paid to cold-related urticaria, which is known as "cold allergy" or "cold hives" among the people. Cold allergy manifests itself with the symptoms of swelling, swelling, redness, numbness, tingling and itching that occur on the skin due to the decrease in skin temperature. Not only cold weather, but also contact with cold water, sea, pool, and even cold objects can cause these diseases called hives (urticaria) and allergic edema (angioneurotic edema). Moreover, these symptoms can occur not only in areas that are in contact with cold, but also in the whole body.

May cause sudden fainting and shock

President of the Turkish National Allergy and Clinical Immunology Association Prof. Dr. Dilşad Mungan gave the following information on the subject:

“We see the symptoms of cold allergy mostly on the hands, feet and face areas in outdoor environments where the skin is in contact with the cold the most. However, we should not consider this allergy only as the reason for the cold air we come into contact with. Those who have this allergy may encounter many allergic symptoms in other environments or physical contacts where they are exposed to cold. For example, when they eat ice cream, they may experience sudden swelling in the tongue, lips and throat, and they may have trouble breathing, and even the airway may be closed by swelling. Similarly, a decrease in blood pressure, shock and sudden fainting may occur when swimming in a cold pool or sea. Many studies also emphasize the findings that cold allergy can cause not only a simple urticaria, but also respiratory distress, hypotension, dizziness, disorientation, fainting and even allergic shock (anaphylaxis).

Cold allergy can last for years!

Stating that the easiest way to prevent cold allergy is to avoid cold weather, Prof. Dr. Dilşad Mungan said, “We put the patient's skin in contact with ice as a test method to detect cold allergy. After this contact, which lasts between 5 and 10 minutes, we look at the reactions of the skin and whether it is red or swollen. In its treatment, the first step is to prevent attacks, that is, to prevent exposure to cold. The use of allergy medications under the control of a doctor as a preventative in cold weather; even if the situation is serious, it is recommended that patients carry pre-filled pen-shaped adrenaline injectors with them. Dressing tightly without coming into contact with cold air, not consuming ice cream and ice-cream products, and avoiding cold water activities are also of great importance in the treatment. "said.

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