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Housecall for Health: Allergic to the Cold

Allergies to dust, food and chemicals are a common occurance…but what about an allergy to the temperature?

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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A lot of people complain about cold weather, but now Mayo Clinic doctors say some kids are actually allergic to the cold.  Similar to a pollen allergy, the cold allergy – called cold urticaria – has symptoms that range from rashes to closing of the throat.

The condition is very rare, affecting about one in 100,000 people.  Health experts say the allergy could have a genetic cause, but may also be acquired over time.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

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