Nov. 14, 2022 — Yvette Braunstein, a social worker at a New York City hospital, develops hives when she is exposed to the cold, whether it’s cold weather outdoors or cold objects, like ice water. Braunstein has  a condition called “cold urticaria.” 

Cold urticaria is a type of skin rash in a category called chronic inducible urticarias, or physical urticarias, says Edwin Kim, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the  University of North Carolina, and is director of the UNC Allergy and Immunology Clinic.

“With cold urticaria, patients develop red, raised, itchy bumps — hives — after exposure to cold,” he says….


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