Comments on: Kids Allergic to the Cold — Literally http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/11/15/kids-allergic-to-the-cold-literally/ The latest Health news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:19:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Jennifer http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/11/15/kids-allergic-to-the-cold-literally/#comment-2027315 Jennifer Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:11:51 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=121352#comment-2027315 My son has the cold virus, and I am always wondering what we can do for him. My son is only 5. He devolved the allergy when he was 4. How is it doctors know of the allergy, but don't know how it is caused, or how to treat it? I give my son allergy medicine and it doesn't do anything. I read of all the different tests to go through, but when you see an allergist, they don't send them for tests. There are more risks to this disease, and I feel the doctors just make it like it's nothing. We do need to find a cure, before we lose one of precious children, or family member to this. My son has the cold virus, and I am always wondering what we can do for him. My son is only 5. He devolved the allergy when he was 4. How is it doctors know of the allergy, but don’t know how it is caused, or how to treat it? I give my son allergy medicine and it doesn’t do anything. I read of all the different tests to go through, but when you see an allergist, they don’t send them for tests. There are more risks to this disease, and I feel the doctors just make it like it’s nothing. We do need to find a cure, before we lose one of precious children, or family member to this.

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By: Rosalie Brummett http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/11/15/kids-allergic-to-the-cold-literally/#comment-1983641 Rosalie Brummett Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:21:56 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=121352#comment-1983641 I am 53yr and have had this condition all my life. I was diagnosed when I was 3yr and the following year my family doctor was in the ER when a little boy came in with it. I get swelling and welts, not a rash, from it. I used to sit in front of a mirror on a hot day with a popsicle in one hand and a hot wash cloth in the other. I liked watching my lips swell. My mom was told to give me a bath the same time every day, with the water temp one degree lower than the day before, until the water was cold for her. It helps build up a tolerance. I know wear gloves, winter coat, and a scarf beginning in mid-Sept to mid-March. I get colds bronchitis easily. I know how these people feel when a doctor looks at you as if you are crazy!! I am 53yr and have had this condition all my life. I was diagnosed when I was 3yr and the following year my family doctor was in the ER when a little boy came in with it. I get swelling and welts, not a rash, from it. I used to sit in front of a mirror on a hot day with a popsicle in one hand and a hot wash cloth in the other. I liked watching my lips swell. My mom was told to give me a bath the same time every day, with the water temp one degree lower than the day before, until the water was cold for her. It helps build up a tolerance. I know wear gloves, winter coat, and a scarf beginning in mid-Sept to mid-March. I get colds bronchitis easily. I know how these people feel when a doctor looks at you as if you are crazy!!

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By: Pam http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/11/15/kids-allergic-to-the-cold-literally/#comment-1899710 Pam Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:25:42 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=121352#comment-1899710 I am very happy I found this story on the internet. I took my granddaughter sledding on Saturday and saw a weird rash on her face and just figured we were out a little too long. Unfortunately her daycare called my daughter today and after being outside playing she has hives all over her face, hands and feet and some swelling. I am glad we can now go to the doctor with what we think it is rather than going in circles. The bummer is we live in Minnesota and its hard to avoid the cold for six months out of the year. I am very happy I found this story on the internet. I took my granddaughter sledding on Saturday and saw a weird rash on her face and just figured we were out a little too long. Unfortunately her daycare called my daughter today and after being outside playing she has hives all over her face, hands and feet and some swelling. I am glad we can now go to the doctor with what we think it is rather than going in circles. The bummer is we live in Minnesota and its hard to avoid the cold for six months out of the year.

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By: Nathan Brimir http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/11/15/kids-allergic-to-the-cold-literally/#comment-1871977 Nathan Brimir Wed, 26 Dec 2012 19:05:13 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=121352#comment-1871977 I have the same condition. Whenever i go outside, i develop hives. I am 13 years old, and this allergy is really annoying. At first, i feel as if my feet are on fire. Then, i begin developing the hives. Weird. I have the same condition. Whenever i go outside, i develop hives. I am 13 years old, and this allergy is really annoying. At first, i feel as if my feet are on fire. Then, i begin developing the hives. Weird.

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By: Ali http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/11/15/kids-allergic-to-the-cold-literally/#comment-1852759 Ali Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:23:52 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=121352#comment-1852759 I also have this problem all my life, I am 25 but my case is not that bad. but i swell up when i am out in cold. I also have this problem all my life, I am 25 but my case is not that bad. but i swell up when i am out in cold.

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By: Nicole Ener http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/11/15/kids-allergic-to-the-cold-literally/#comment-1822592 Nicole Ener Sun, 25 Nov 2012 02:58:02 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=121352#comment-1822592 Thank you so much for covering this story! I too have this condition. Many people think I am crazy when I get all bundled up or have to take a benadryl because I held a cold drink for too long or the air conditioner was blowing on me. Thank you so much for covering this story! I too have this condition. Many people think I am crazy when I get all bundled up or have to take a benadryl because I held a cold drink for too long or the air conditioner was blowing on me.

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By: phylis Vrooman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/11/15/kids-allergic-to-the-cold-literally/#comment-1813516 phylis Vrooman Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:48:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=121352#comment-1813516 I wish them the best. I have it for the last two years. I live in upstate NY. It was brought on by a medication reaction. I can not touch,breathe,eat anything cold. I have been to the hospital twice when it first happened. Benadryl liquid is fast acting. and they should have a epi pen. I have two. I was also told not to swim, due to drop of body temp. I have meet several people that have it. It is a strange feeling. When my feet get cold they feel like they are on fire. I wish them the best. I have it for the last two years. I live in upstate NY. It was brought on by a medication reaction. I can not touch,breathe,eat anything cold. I have been to the hospital twice when it first happened. Benadryl liquid is fast acting. and they should have a epi pen. I have two. I was also told not to swim, due to drop of body temp. I have meet several people that have it. It is a strange feeling. When my feet get cold they feel like they are on fire.

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By: Kenitra Parker http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/11/15/kids-allergic-to-the-cold-literally/#comment-1811490 Kenitra Parker Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:21:21 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=121352#comment-1811490 I am 40 years old and I also have this condition for about 20 years now. I was told by the doctor over ten years ago that if anyone in my family have this condition it could be very deadly. I just found out at work last week that my co-worker also suffer from this condition. It is very painful when the weather change most people really don't understand it but it is a severe reaction to the cold. I am 40 years old and I also have this condition for about 20 years now. I was told by the doctor over ten years ago that if anyone in my family have this condition it could be very deadly. I just found out at work last week that my co-worker also suffer from this condition. It is very painful when the weather change most people really don’t understand it but it is a severe reaction to the cold.

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