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Causes and treatment for cold allergy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Environmental and Occupational Hazards
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello.I am having allergy to cold. Whenever I touch cold water my hands become red and itchy and fat. Then within 10-12 minutes they become normal. What should I do for this? Is their any food which I can eat which will get rid me of this allergy? I am a jain. It started one year back when I had gone to a place which has cold weather.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   Or any exercise, yoga or pranayam?
User :   no
User :   actually i am aneamic - little
Doctor :   Did you take any medicines for this previously?
User :   no
Doctor :   Or did you have a viral infection in the past?
User :   no
Doctor :   Can you mention your age?
User :   18yrs
Doctor :   Since when do you have this problem?
User :   long back i had viral fever
User :   one year
Doctor :   Did it happen again if there was no exposure to cold?
User :   no if no cold weather i dont have it
Doctor :   Ok
User :   But again today when i touched cold water for more than 5min it again happened
Doctor :   I suggest that you exercise regularly as it enhances overall circulation.
User :   which exercies
Doctor :   Control stress.
User :   which exercise?
Doctor :   Any regular cardio exercise like walking or treadmill which boosts up the circulation
Doctor :   Avoid caffeine.
User :   I do walking daily half an hour
Doctor :   Dont walk barefoot, wear gloves when you are at cold places.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid any vibrating instruments
Doctor :   While you are having the attack
Doctor :   Move to a warmer area.

Doctor :   Place your hands under your armpits.
Doctor :   Move your fingers and toes
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