IAmA 22 year old female who's allergic to the cold
Hey Reddit! So I know several AmA's of this topic have been done in the past, but I figured this condition is quite rare so questions are always bound to be asked.
I am literally allergic to cold temperatures and break out in hives whenever I am cold.
Edit* I received this comment from someone but they deleted it, and I realized it's something I should address- "It's nifty that you have a nervous system or dermal reaction to cold, but you're not allergic to cold. That is a very specific medical condition regarding the immune system, blood chemistry and histamines. Please stop adopting terms at random, and use the proper terminology."
My reply- The only reason I term it "allergic" is because it's the best way for me to describe the condition. I have been informed by doctors that it's not necessarily an allergy, just a reaction... But I still like to refer to it that way because otherwise people can't wrap their heads around it. Sorry if I upset you... except I'm actually not really sorry at all =/ But thank you for the comment and clearing it up for people.
As for proof, I suppose I can induce the hives myself (as it's chilly outside in my state) and take pictures of the reaction with my reddit name written on me. I know this sounds idiotic (to purposefully induce hives on myself) but I'm not sure how else I could prove it.
Ask me anything!
EDIT* This is the best proof I have been able to get so far. Put a pack of frozen green beans on my arm and a while later those fuckers decided to show up. Took some progressive pictures of the same spot so you can see how they develop. Sorry if this isn't good enough for some, it's the best I can do in the way of proof... besides hanging out with you all inside a giant freezer o_O