Colorado man, 34 years old, suffering from a very rare life-threatening allergic reaction to COLD AIR after stepping out of the bathroom
- A man in Colorado was allergic to the cold after taking a hot bath
- He was taken to the emergency room, where he suffered anaphylaxis
- Treatment with epinephrine and anti-inflammatory drugs soothe it
- He was released from the hospital in stable condition, although reactions were rare
A Colorado man nearly died after having a very rare allergy to cold air after bathing.
The 34-year-old man was found collapsed on the floor after he emerged from a hot shower. It is unclear exactly when the problem occurred.
He was taken to the emergency room with anaphylaxis, urticaria, shortness of breath and low blood pressure, according to a report published by the Journal of Emergency Medicine last week.
Previously he lived in Micronesia, which is known for its warm and tropical climate. Colorado’s chilly adjustment could leave him with some problems.
A 34-year-old Colorado man suffered anaphylaxis after a hot shower
He developed urticaria due to cold, a rare cold allergic reaction
The man was treated with two doses of epinephrine, one drip of epinephrine and medicine to help him treat his inflammation.
Doctors were forced to perform a test in which they placed an ice cube on the man’s skin for 5 minutes to see if it caused a reaction – it immediately gave him a hives. jute in place of contact.
The unidentified man was prescribed epinephrine auto-injector, an antihistamine and advised that he should avoid exposure to cold water.
He was discharged from the hospital in a stable condition.
Live Science reports cases of urticaria caused by cold, as is sometimes known, are extremely rare.
A study in Europe showed that the incidence of the disease is about 0.05% in the population.
In addition to cold air, cold foods and cold drinks can also cause the condition, which can be inherited or caused by a weakened immune system.
Although extremely rare, anaphylaxis can be a serious, sometimes life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction.
It’s not clear how people develop anaphylaxis, but it is generally genetic or acquired due to a condition of the immune system. It can also be idiopathic, meaning it comes spontaneously without an unknown cause.
Treatment of anaphylaxis includes a group of antihistamines, epinephrine (adrenaline often used for allergic reactions), and supportive care.
Prevention of anaphylaxis involves avoiding these triggers. For some, it could be a change from a hot temperature (like a shower) to a cold air. For others, that may also involve avoiding cold water, food and beverages.
Source: Journal of Emergency Medicine