10 bizarre allergies: Cold
I'm allergic to the cold. It developed when I was about 8. My sister is allergic to touch (dermic... something or other). I live in the northwest so its cold half of the year. People don't believe me when I tell them and have to see it. The longer I'm in the cold the worse it gets until I have huge welt looking hives, but mostly we don't even notice hives any more. I just go inside and it gets better in an hour or so. I take benadyrl which helps so sometimes I just sleep off the affects.
Even i am somewhat allergic to cold i guess because my skin turns very dry and red if not used a proper creams. It is very sensitive.
I used to work with a lady who was allergic to cold. In summer, she'd come to work bundled up, because the AC in the building was enough to set off an attack of hives.
When in Army basic training in Kentucky one of the guys had to go home because of this. He spent all his life in Arizona and it was his first time in a cold climate.
im allergic to the cold and it sucks, i don't go out a lot during the winter season, and if i do, i have to wear so much layers and a ski mask. Doesn't help either when you live in Canada. Winter all year round.