A person who first encountered an allergy tocold, is unlikely to be able to recognize the disease. It seems to him that he has caught a cold somewhere, because a red nose, tears, runny nose, cough and other symptoms appear in ordinary people if they have frozen or picked up the virus. It is alarming in this case only that all signs at one time pass, when the patient falls into heat. And the further, the worse becomes a person who simply ignores the symptoms. Therefore, it is so important to pay attention in time to the problem, which can be solved either by changing the place of residence, or by a medicamental method. It is unfortunately impossible to cope with this independently.
Causes of allergy to cold
As you know, an allergy is a kind of protectionour body, or rather - the immune system. When the allergen gets inside, the production of antibodies begins. Most often, the reason lies in the foreign protein contained in food, pollen, medicines, etc. By the way, that's why until recently even doctors themselves denied the possibility of an allergic reaction to the cold. Agree, in the snow, wind and air can not contain allergens that cause our immune system to react. So why is there an allergy then? After all, it is almost impossible to appoint a full-fledged treatment without revealing or eliminating the cause. Otherwise, we will have to struggle only with the consequences. As experts have established, in the open areas of the body, which are affected by cold air and wind, the tissue proteins begin to unite, thus forming a kind of alien structure. This is how the organism of a sensitive person reacts so vigorously. In the warmth of all the reactions stop, so there comes an improvement.
Who is at risk?
Allergy to cold, of course, can manifest itself ineveryone. But, according to statistics, most often with this disease are faced by the fair sex (age category - from 25 and older). Therefore, it is so important to take all precautions, especially if you are at risk. As you understand, a healthy person can not just appear allergic to cold. Something always precedes this. Someone has a genetic predisposition, but someone has been improperly treated with antibiotics or had a viral infection on their legs. The reasons can be quite a lot. Perhaps you have recently undergone a serious operation, as a result of which your body is weakened, resistance and immunity in general have decreased. If this was not observed, you should go to the hospital and take tests for the presence of infectious and parasitic diseases. It can also be a problem with the digestive tract (ulcer, gastritis, etc.). Stress is one more reason. Remember the statement that all diseases are from the nerves. Try as little as possible to be nervous, drink special soothing herbs and infusions. If possible, go to a psychologist or psychoanalyst to help you deal with emotions and feelings.
Diagnosis of allergies: how to recognize the problem in time
In fact, the symptoms of this disease ineach individual person can be different, beginning with hives, ending with rhinitis. But know, what would be the severity of manifestations of cold allergy would not be, in any case, need to be treated.
A fair sex is enoughTen minutes to stay in the cold, so that the skin formed blisters. Pinkish-white formations, if they try to feel, are quite dense. At the same time they are incredibly scratched, like a mosquito bite. Individuals who are allergic to cold are very difficult to lead a normal lifestyle. These symptoms appear not only in the autumn-winter period, when the temperature of the thermometer drops below zero. In this case, even ordinary ice water from the tap can cause deterioration. By the way, a person who has encountered this ailment can not also eat cold food (be it ice cream, a cocktail or a cold drink). If he drinks or eats such, he may have swelling of the tongue, larynx, lips. And if you do not provide first aid, the patient may simply suffocate. Note: in a completely healthy person, the skin reacts differently to cold temperatures. It strongly whitens, if to it, for example, to put a piece of ice, and then turns pink if you put a warm towel. If such a girl and appears in the cold hives, then after half an hour she usually passes. The allergic symptoms do not disappear so quickly: pimples and itching may not pass for several days.
The appearance of dermatitis is, perhaps, one of the mostthe main signs of cold allergy. At such person on a skin the certain red maculae which starts to be strongly shelled, to be scratched and even to be inflamed is formed. Place of dislocation - a person, ears, hands. In general, all open parts of the body are affected, so if a lady wears kapron tights, erythema may appear on her legs.
- Meteorological (cold) cheilitis
Remember how to us in childhood and in youthsaid - do not kiss in the cold, and then the lips crack. But if you use hygienic or usual lipstick, avoid such tenderness in the frost, and lips, skin around and corners ache, are covered with scales, they are called so-called scum, it means - you are allergic. By the way, cheilitis can appear even after the girl simply sips ice cream or drinks cold water.
As soon as the allergy sufferer leaves in a cold weather onstreet, he immediately starts a bad cold, pawns his nose. All this can be accompanied by copious lacrimation, coughing, sneezing. But it's worth it for a sick person to go into a bus, an apartment, a store, where it will be warmer, the listed symptoms will go by themselves.
In this case, the eyelids begin to swell and blush,as if you are crying for the second day. In this case, hypersensitivity to light, tearing is observed. Relieving symptoms is helped by drops that can only be used in a warm room. By the way, if you constantly have tears in the cold, you need to see a doctor. The fact is that the cause can be fungus, mite (demodex), etc.
- Bronchospastic reflex
This, in general, is normal, when in the frostthere is a slight discomfort when you inhale. Thus, our body protects the body from low temperatures, gradually giving it easy to get used to cold air, slightly warming it up. Otherwise we would immediately have an inflammation of the lungs. If the bronchospasm does not pass for a long time, causing pain in the chest, urgently go into a warm place and catch your breath there. As soon as possible, immediately contact the hospital. Such symptoms may indicate that after the illness (flu, ODS, pneumonia) you have had complications.
How to cope with an allergy to cold
As mentioned above, the treatment of allergies is not asimple. It is quite difficult to cope with the disease on your own. Therefore, the first step is to consult a dermatologist. The doctor will first do the test to determine if you are allergic to cold. To do this, he will put a small piece of ice on the skin, hold it for a couple of minutes. And if symptoms show up within 15 minutes, then the diagnosis is correct. What can a specialist do in this case? First of all, he will send a woman for examination to other doctors (gastroenterologist, dentist, pulmonologist, gynecologist) to identify the cause of allergy to cold. Based on the analysis and results of the examination, the doctor will prescribe the treatment. Here, antihistamines and hormones, ointments for wound healing, can be used. With this disease, some representatives of the fair sex are advised to move to warmer areas, especially if the body reacts excessively to low temperatures. But if there is no possibility to change the place of residence, and the medications do not help, you can try to overcome the cold allergy with the help of traditional medicine. Just do not forget to coordinate the treatment with your doctor. But first things first.
- Get rid of hives
Treatment of urticaria, which appears due tocold, is carried out by means of gathering of grasses. So, you need a burdock root, walnut leaves and a three-color violet. Total for 25 gr. In the brewer pour two spoons of the resulting mixture, then pour 200 ml of boiling water. We insist an hour, then filter through gauze, folded in two layers (so that there are no leaves and sticks in the drink). The resulting broth is drunk three times a day for 60-70 ml.
- Struggling with dry and rough skin
As mentioned above, even after a five-minutewalk on the frosty air the skin of a sick person begins to dry strongly, peel and blush. Treatment with conventional nourishing creams may not be useful, and sometimes such cosmetics also exacerbate the situation. In order not to suffer from this trouble, in the evenings you can make compresses from broths. Option one - 4 fresh fir or pine cones finely chop, grind on a blender or a meat grinder, pour running water and put on a slow fire. Cook for 30 minutes, no more. Then leave the broth in the room so that it cools down, filter through a sieve or gauze. Every evening, this remedy wipe the damaged skin (face, hands, neck). The remains should be stored in the refrigerator (in glass or plastic containers). Please note: when reusing, the liquid warms up. Variant the second - we prepare a usual broth from calendula (on 1,5 st.l of flowers - 200 ml of water), then we apply the towel impregnated to it to a skin. Do alternately cold and hot compresses (3-4 times each). The time of aging is not more than a minute, so as not to earn a burn or not catch a cold.
- Protect the skin from the effects of wind and frost
Once the weather spoils, the patients immediatelyremember what is an allergy to the cold. To then do not have to go to the hospital and be treated for hives, dermatitis and other skin manifestations, ladies are recommended to resort to the help of badger fat. His useful properties were known long before our birth. With the help of the fat of this animal, treatment of frost-bitten areas of the body was carried out, many serious diseases, including tuberculosis, were eliminated. In our time it is not so popular and known as it was before, because the inhabitants of megacities prefer modern medicine to modern medicine. And in vain! Badger fat is rich in vitamins A and B, unsaturated fatty acids and other beneficial substances that have a beneficial effect on the skin condition. So, before going out, you should, first, lubricate all open areas with this remedy. Particular attention is paid to the area of the nose and nose, cheeks and lips. Secondly, 40 minutes before breakfast, if you are after this going somewhere to go in the cold, drink a tablespoon of fat.
- Mummy from all troubles
Want to once and for all forget about what isallergy to cold? Mumiye is, perhaps, one of the best means by which you can get rid of this disease. The course lasts about 20 days, the treatment is carried out at the beginning of winter and mid-summer. 1 gram of mummy (sold in a pharmacy) is filled with clean filtered water. Note: if you bought quality products, after dilution, the liquid becomes completely dark, opaque. If the water is only tinted in places, it means that you sold bad raw materials. The received product is taken once a day (100 ml each). Be sure to wash it with fresh natural milk. As practice shows, for the second week, such treatment is paying off. But be careful! First check if you are allergic to the mummy.
Tempering: how to accustom your body to cold
Unfortunately, drug treatment and usefolk recipes do not always help patients who are allergic to frost and cold. How to cope with this trouble in this case, people who do not want to put up with the presence of this problem? The output is simple - tempered! But remember that approach to this issue should be carefully and carefully. To accustom your body to low temperatures should be gradual, but at the same time regularly. If you take a cold shower once a week, then only do yourself harm. If every day gradually begin to reduce the degrees, then, in the end, soon notice that your body is not so violently reacts to frost. So, begin with the usual morning wiping the body with a slightly warm wet towel. As soon as you notice that after such procedures red spots have ceased appearing on the skin, gradually go to colder water (but not below 18 degrees). Please note: Wet skin immediately wipe dry terry towel. It takes about 4 minutes for everything to happen. After a week or two, you can go to douche. But for this you will need a basin or a bucket, as an ordinary cold shower does not fit. The water temperature in the first days should be at least 35 degrees. In a week, we reduce to 34. And so on in decreasing every 7 days. At the same time, watch how your body reacts to similar experiments. If, at one time, any stains or formations begin to appear on the skin, return to the previous temperature. Wait some more time, and then you can continue. Do not jump abruptly to the ice shower or wait just a couple of days between the transitions. And if you do everything right, combining hardening with treatment and proper nutrition, then in the near future the cold season will not be dangerous for you. The main thing is not to overdo it and know when to stop. And do not forget to coordinate everything with your doctor.