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cold sensetive = rash

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 27, 2006
  • 05:57 AM

My friend (sounds funny, but for real), is super upset because he went to the doctor for several issues and left without any answers. He has the following symptoms:
-aches, especially joints in hands ache, pins and needles all the time
-he experiences rashs and pain for anything cold, for example a cold pool, his whole body rashed; to even a cold drink, where his hands will rash and almost welt. We even tested with a popsicle on his arm, it literlly made little welt marks, when nothing occured to me when I did the experiment.
Dose anybody know what might be the problem. His diet hasn't changed in anyway, he's in his late twenties

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  • Hi Maybe he should see a derm. about this ? It could be something like skin vasculitis, as I have. I was diagnosed 6 yrs. ago with much the same symptoms. Mainly cold hives, joint pain and some swelling. good luck.J.
    juliet 1 Replies
    • October 27, 2006
    • 00:29 AM
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  • Try googling the phrase cold urticaria. I'm no doctor, but this would seem consistent with the symptoms that you are listing. In certain instances, it may become important to see a doctor about this.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 01:38 AM
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  • My daughter has the same problem. It is called Cold agglutinen disease.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
    • 00:24 PM
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  • Have you been tested for Lyme Disease? Does the skin get discolored, could be Raynauds also. Best wishes.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 2, 2007
    • 10:10 AM
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  • I have raynauds and the same symptoms your describing have you been checked for lupus or any autoimmune diseases?
    erin23 19 Replies
    • January 7, 2007
    • 06:13 AM
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