juliegee Posted November 18, 2010 Report Share Posted November 18, 2010 Hi All-I know we've recently had a few members with teen daughters who struggle with swelling & cold urticaria. I recently stumbled across an abstract that may point towards possible treatment that been proven VERY effective so far. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21077535Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2010;37(3):235-6.Idiopathic edema, a condition associated with pelvic pain and other symptoms in women, as a remedial cause of chronic cold induced urticaria.Check JH, Cohen R, Check D.The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Camden, NJ, USA. email@example.comAbstractPURPOSE: To determine if the treatment of cold induced urticaria refractory to conventional antihistamine-type therapy would respond to treatment with sympathomimetic amines.METHODS: Dextroamphetamine sulfate (15 mg) extended release capsules were prescribed to be taken daily in the morning.RESULTS: The cold-induced urticaria completely disappeared and antihistamine therapy was discontinued.CONCLUSIONS: Treatment of chronic refractory cold-induced urticaria effectively responds to treatment with sympathomimetic amines similar to other cases of chronic refractory urticaria that are not merely cold induced. Manifestation of idiopathic orthostatic edema, a condition predominantly of women, should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of baffling medical conditions.PMID: 21077535 [PubMed - in process]Very exciting to see specific research that address this constellation of symptoms. Hope it helps!!!Julie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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