ice on hives

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 3:18am
momofjen's picture
Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

Can you tell me if putting ice on hives helps them or makes them worse? Our school nurse always puts ice on my daughters hives.

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 3:27am
Scared Nutless's picture
Joined: 01/13/2004 - 09:00

My dd gets cold urticaria so this would probably cause hers to become worse. I'm not sure how common this is though.

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 3:30am
momofjen's picture
Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

My daughter has gotten hives three times after recess. We are blaming it on something she came in contact with at lunch. I was just informed about hives due to cold weather. If this is her case, putting ice on them would make them worse, right?

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 5:56am
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If her hives were caused by cold weather then ice would make them worse.
As for hives from an allergy - I've never used ice, but I have used ice cold water - and actually snow one time. (Wearing shorts and a t-shirt I went out on my balcony and covered myself in snow.)
Cold has offered some relief while I was waiting for benedryl to kick in.

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 12:14pm
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

I have also often poured ice cold water over my hands and it alleviates the itch while I wait for an antihistamine to help out. I haven't resorted to snow, though!
take care

Posted on: Thu, 01/15/2004 - 1:18am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Quote:Originally posted by DebO:
[b] I haven't resorted to snow, though!
It was Christmas Eve a few years ago, and I was covered head-to-toe in hives.
I don't suggest trying this though. I was really sick afterwards (really bad cold).
My sister also pours cold water on her hands for temporary relief.

Posted on: Thu, 01/15/2004 - 11:36am
Sandy's picture
Joined: 05/27/2002 - 09:00

When I get hives I put on a cold face cloth on the hives. It helps. But in very cold weather I get hives. Who knows?!?

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