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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    Yep, ive written about it on here before. First episode was when i 13, i had a reaction to an ice pack. Since then its been getting worse, if i go swimming i get covered in hives, i go all dizzy and feel sick.

    I avoid anything that i think will give me a reaction. I feel im at the stage that i will go into anaphylactic shock if im exposed. My reaction is really fast and more severe. My dr had no clue what it was, until he researched it for me.
    So I assume you have a pen as well?
    The specialist told me to just avoid going on a boat, swimming in creeks and open ocean, walking in cold weather and rain and also avoid sitting in aircon without being dressed warmly.
    Another thing he told me to avoid was shopping centers in summer time. They tend to crank up the aircon, so if I need to go to the shops, I need to make sure I have along sleeved jumper with me and also wear long pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    So I assume you have a pen as well?
    The specialist told me to just avoid going on a boat, swimming in creeks and open ocean, walking in cold weather and rain and also avoid sitting in aircon without being dressed warmly.
    Another thing he told me to avoid was shopping centers in summer time. They tend to crank up the aircon, so if I need to go to the shops, I need to make sure I have along sleeved jumper with me and also wear long pants.
    The bit about aircon is so much like me! I always take a jumper when we go shopping in summer and cant handle being in air con. I had a physio tell me to start at a gym to help with an old injury, I couldnt stay with the programme because I couldnt deal with being in the aircon, I would always get sick. I just dont get a rash from it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keerah View Post
    The bit about aircon is so much like me! I always take a jumper when we go shopping in summer and cant handle being in air con. I had a physio tell me to start at a gym to help with an old injury, I couldnt stay with the programme because I couldnt deal with being in the aircon, I would always get sick. I just dont get a rash from it though.
    I wouldn't call this a rash though. These are large white and red bumps all over your body and they itch like you wouldn't believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    So I assume you have a pen as well?
    The specialist told me to just avoid going on a boat, swimming in creeks and open ocean, walking in cold weather and rain and also avoid sitting in aircon without being dressed warmly.
    Another thing he told me to avoid was shopping centers in summer time. They tend to crank up the aircon, so if I need to go to the shops, I need to make sure I have along sleeved jumper with me and also wear long pants.
    Nope. No Dr has ever taken me seriously. Its marked in my hospital file in case i need cold iv fluids (normal ones make me feel woozy even). I do all of the above but i live in the tropics so its rarely an issue (i just dont swim unless the water is warm). I get giant white welts (think gigantic mozzie bites), which are surrounded by red.

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    I'm allergic to cold weather. When it's cold there will be some small bumps on my skin (legs/tummy/neck/arm), then they expand and connect into a huge bump, very itchy. Telfast helps but it drains out my milk so i just scratch like crazy when it appears. It has come and gone since i was young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    Nope. No Dr has ever taken me seriously. Its marked in my hospital file in case i need cold iv fluids (normal ones make me feel woozy even). I do all of the above but i live in the tropics so its rarely an issue (i just dont swim unless the water is warm). I get giant white welts (think gigantic mozzie bites), which are surrounded by red.
    Well if you do decide you want to get it checked out more thoroughly, you can always ask your GP for a referral to an immunologist/allergy specialist.
    It's a simple test to do. If you dont get a hive from the icecube, they dip someone's whole arm in a bucket of icecubes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    Well if you do decide you want to get it checked out more thoroughly, you can always ask your GP for a referral to an immunologist/allergy specialist.
    It's a simple test to do. If you dont get a hive from the icecube, they dip someone's whole arm in a bucket of icecubes
    There is nothing like that where i live, or i would One day i will. I get hives from holding a can of coke. I think my whole arm would fall off if i had to do that test


 

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