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Toddler skin reacting to cold weather

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jewels3000 Mon 14-Nov-16 11:22:03

The last 3 times my 22m boy has been out in the cold, his face becomes covered in red patches and his hands/wrists in red patches and white bumps.

Took him to the pharmacist who said it was an allergic reaction. I think its to do with the cold weather - has anyone had any experience with this with their children?


jewels3000 Mon 14-Nov-16 11:30:11

Just to add its not causing any irritation or itching either.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 14-Nov-16 11:35:11

As I child I was "allergic to the cold" and developed red and white urticaria just as you've described. If it isn't bothering your DS then leave it be. If it starts to itch him, you can give him piriton to ease it. I stopped getting it when I was about 7 or 8 think.

jewels3000 Mon 14-Nov-16 11:42:50

Thanks Imnotaslimjim

I wonder why it starts/stops.

ShotsFired Mon 14-Nov-16 11:57:21

I had the same as notaslimjim, but in my early 20s and for hot and cold weather. I had to get referred to a specialist allergy consultant who gave me some super strong anti histamines. Mine itched like buggery though, so good to know your child isn't suffering that.

Eventually it just went away, but I do live in some fear of it coming back whenever I am anywhere noticeably hot or cold, 20 years on [worried]

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