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MilkOnDemand's Avatar MilkOnDemand 06:31 PM 02-03-2005
Does anyone else have a child who has this? My dd gets severe hives from exposure to freezing temperatures, which is frustrating living in St. Louis where we freeze for a lot of the winter. She just developed the condition this winter, so I'm not sure if there will be a problem with swimming in the summer. She also has FA's so we have epi's and all that good stuff.

circlemama's Avatar circlemama 11:59 PM 02-04-2005
My dd (who also has FA's, and eczema) gets itchy when she has a sudden temperature change. Occasionally, she will get actual hives. There is an official name for this, I read about it in several allergy books. It didn't seem to bother her in the summer. Good luck.