Do you know what factors cause allergies?

@indahfth (11173)
Indonesia
March 4, 2011 6:44pm CST
A few days my kids bodies, often itchy, and bump-bumps when the weather is very cold. Previously I thought my child was bitten by mosquitoes or ants. But after I noticed, my children often feel itchy when the cold weather. Previously, my child was never like this, my kids usually feel itchy and swollen, when bitten by mosquitoes or ants. But now, my child is often itchy and bumps, when the cold weather. My mother said that my child allergic to cold. I wondered, what factors that cause allergies?
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• United States
5 Mar 11
Hi indahfth, There are people who actually do have allergies to cold weather, the actual term for it, although rare is called: urticarias. I remembered reading about this and I saved an article that can be helpful: http://www.allergynursing.com/questions/cold_urticaria.php It actually causes breakouts with hives. When you have a moment read that, I found it very helpful.
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@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 11
Thank you, you always can help me, I would have read, the article you suggest,
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
5 Mar 11
I would take your child to the doctor and see what he says. There are many things that can trigger allergies. It would be interesting to see if the condition clears up during the summer months. But I would consult your doctor even to get some medication or lotion to sooth the itching and relieve the bumps.Cheers Sue
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 11
I really hope, as soon as possible to bring my child to the doctor.
• Indonesia
9 Apr 11
My family has allergies inherited from generation to generations. To my knowledge, there are many kinds of allergies, allergy to some types of food, allergy to dust, allergy to some types of antibiotics and so on. The effect of the allergies to the body are also varied, some allergies cause sporadic tiny red bumps on skins, some large bumps, some cause short of breath or asthma, etc. They are different to each person. I'm allergic to pennicylin, my brothers have asthma, my niece can't eat nuts, and so on. To know what cause the allergy reaction, you have to go to a doctor and have an allergy test, the test result will define what you're allergic to, hence you can then avoid the triggers. I myself carry a strip of celestamine in my wallet at all times, since sometimes allergy can strike without me knowing what caused it. Thanks and have an awesome day ^__^ !!
• Indonesia
9 Apr 11
My family has allergies inherited from generation to generations. To my knowledge, there are many kinds of allergies, allergy to some types of food, allergy to dust, allergy to some types of antibiotics and so on. The effect of the allergies to the body are also varied, some allergies cause sporadic tiny red bumps on skins, some large bumps, some cause short of breath or asthma, etc. They are different to each person. I'm allergic to pennicylin, my brothers have asthma, my niece can't eat nuts, and so on. To know what cause the allergy reaction, you have to go to a doctor and have an allergy test, the test result will define what you're allergic to, hence you can then avoid the triggers. I myself carry a strip of celestamine in my wallet at all times, since sometimes allergy can strike without me knowing what caused it. Thanks and have an awesome day ^__^ !!
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
Hi Indahft - I have the same condition so as my youngest child. His pediatrician also has the same condition. When it's cold my youngest child and I gets allergies. However, in our home it is always cold inside since we use AC almost 24 hours because we are living in a tropical country. His pediatrician prescribed a medicine, baby soap and also a lotion that he uses to avoid the swelling and rashes. Sometimes the rashes would still appear but will be gone as well. Days after it will be back again. It's the same thing for me.
@fandybey (18)
• Indonesia
6 Mar 11
my daughter also has allergies, it is genetics, my doctor said. if you donot have allergies maybe your parents or your grand parents have it. it is better to check tothe doctor before you give the medication for heal or reduce it.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Mar 11
I bet that your child is not allergic to the cold so much as something that happens with the cold. Do you close the house up? Does your child wear different clothing? Does the food change with the cold. Allergies are cause by the body reacting to an invader. It's a miscommunication within the body. Allergies can come and go at different ages. You need to look very carefully at what changes happen when it is cold to find the allergy in this case. Blessings
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 11
if your kids are allergic to cold, then the cold may cause it. my daughter allergic to fish and chicken. her skin will goes out just like your kids. all we can do is avoid the cause. i try to give her Vitamin C too everyday to give her more self immune
@sql_cell (1429)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 11
Factors that cause allergies, the most visible is hereditary. Although allergies can occur in all people and all age groups, from infants to the elderly-have the greatest risk to children who are allergic to bring talent that was revealed by his parents.
@isadora (22)
• China
5 Mar 11
In China,in summer,when you bitten by mosquitoes you may feel itchy,and got allergies. In my opinion,allergy may because your child body is not so strong,maybe you make your child to do more exersize,it can add resistance.
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
5 Mar 11
Cold season is dry and so the skin goes dry during winter. This is the cause of itching. There are ready made lotions which relieve the itching. In India we often apply light cooking vegetable oil half an hour before bath and bathe with a mild soap. This keeps the skin moisturized and supple and relieves itching. Hope it works for your children.
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
I have had same situation for the past 3 or 4 months. Last month, I went to see a doctor and she advised me to stop taking in other over the counter medication for the meantime, no seafood especially shellfish and I'm also advised not to eat food with so much MSG or preservatives in them. She also told me to maintain a body temperature as much as I can since I live in a cold-weathered place. She told me not too take off my jacket at once when I feel just a little bit warm but make my body get used to the warmth first or gradually maintain a warm body throughout the day. She told me that cold weather could just be a trigger but not the main cause of my allergies. What I can advise you to do is to have it checked by a dermatologist so you could be given right medication and better advise.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
hi indahfth, when i find something not the usual in my child, i try to get to the bottom of it. i ask the child what she has been doing, her playmates, what she has eaten, that kind of stuff. then i put some topical first. when it doesnt change for an hour or so, then i worry. make her change her cloths and we go see a doctor who can point out what has triggered those allergies. i dont rely on just a say but i consult the doctor. i hope you do too indahfth. have a nice day. ann
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
5 Mar 11
Your mother may be correct. I used to say that I was allergic to cold, just because I don't like it. Now I know that some people are so sensitive to cold that they break out in hives. Since my cold allergy was only pretend, I wouldn't know what to tell you to do for someone who is allergic to cold for real.
@Hatley (164638)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Mar 11
hi indahfth I use benadryl during cold weather along with a really good skin lotion like gold bond lotion to moisten my too dry skin. I am also allergic to cold when it is extreme and find the combo of benadryl and lotion helps me. for children there is children's benadryl and it really helps kid's allergies.Also the kids should use a good moisturizing soap like Dove or a dove body wash that contains aloe verde
• United States
5 Mar 11
Honestly, it seems like they are suffering from dry skin. It is very common in the winter due to the brisk air and it makes you itchy. Try putting lotion or aloe Vera cream on their skin and see if it helps!