If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(AZ Family)   As temperatures dip into the low 40s, people in Phoenix are wondering if they might be allergic to the cold   (azfamily.com) divider line 61
    More: Strange, itching, hives  
•       •       •

4353 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Dec 2012 at 12:15 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



61 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-12-29 12:24:26 AM  
As temperatures did into the low 40s...

..so they shall ever do.
 
2012-12-29 12:33:55 AM  
I have a friend with this condition. Most recently, she wound up in the ER a year or two ago after walking from 100-degree heat into a very air-conditioned store. She carries epi pens and everything.
 
2012-12-29 10:26:35 AM  
I think cold means I have to put on some sort of coat.
 
2012-12-29 11:29:59 AM  
TFA now lists the temp at 39º. Global Colding! Everybody panic!
 
2012-12-29 11:31:22 AM  

kxs401: I have a friend with this condition. Most recently, she wound up in the ER a year or two ago after walking from 100-degree heat into a very air-conditioned store. She carries epi pens and everything.


I read that as epic penis and everything.
 
2012-12-29 12:18:05 PM  
My father grew up in Massachusetts, and I was raised mainly in Florida, California and Texas. He used to laugh at me for being such a candyass in the cold, until he moved to Key West and stayed there 40+ years.

"OMFG!" he wrote one time. "It got all the way down to 55, we're freezing to death!"
 
2012-12-29 12:21:22 PM  

Kevin72: I read that as epic penis and everything


It's big, it's black and it's named "The Great Equalizer". Yes it IS epic.
 
2012-12-29 12:23:53 PM  
But is it a 'dry cold' or a 'wet cold'?

/Is it wrong to wander about in shorts and t-shirt in 29f degree temperatures...
 
2012-12-29 12:24:28 PM  
I had a friend who would get this, she'd get hives when we were out walking and it was below 40...below. And that was -40 C, so there. Those degrees are a lot bigger than those silly F ones.
 
2012-12-29 12:26:58 PM  
I have stopped going to Mayo Scottsdale as they are a bunch of overhyped hacks.

I am a Phoenix native that lived in Minnesota for 10 years, and Northern Idaho for 5. I taunt anyone who wears a sweater when it is in the 60s here. Openly. Most of the complaints come from old people that lived elsewhere and now are snowbirds here, and keep their heat at 85*.
 
2012-12-29 12:27:05 PM  

sheep snorter: But is it a 'dry cold' or a 'wet cold'?

/Is it wrong to wander about in shorts and t-shirt in 29f degree temperatures...


Spot the Canadian.

If there's no wind, it's not bad.
 
2012-12-29 12:29:35 PM  
This is punishment for not allowing Sheriff Joe to arm more kindergarten teachers.
 
2012-12-29 12:30:05 PM  
I think I'm allergic to cold. It was 2 degrees yesterday and I got the shivers, my face got red, and my nose got sniffly. I'm going to petition the county keep the outside warm in sensitivity to my allergy.
 
2012-12-29 12:30:50 PM  
-40c is -40f. :). People have allergies to everything now. Very weird
 
2012-12-29 12:31:10 PM  

Gough: I had a friend who would get this, she'd get hives when we were out walking and it was below 40...below. And that was -40 C, so there.


cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2012-12-29 12:31:10 PM  
It got down to -24 here this morning... or as Coloradans call it, "sweater weather."

/wind blows
//cold, notsomuch
 
2012-12-29 12:32:10 PM  

sheep snorter: But is it a 'dry cold' or a 'wet cold'?

/Is it wrong to wander about in shorts and t-shirt in 29f degree temperatures...


Not at all. I see fat people doing this all the time.
 
2012-12-29 12:34:12 PM  

Infobahn: I have stopped going to Mayo Scottsdale as they are a bunch of overhyped hacks.

I am a Phoenix native that lived in Minnesota for 10 years, and Northern Idaho for 5. I taunt anyone who wears a sweater when it is in the 60s here. Openly. Most of the complaints come from old people that lived elsewhere and now are snowbirds here, and keep their heat at 85*.


So, no Carry Me Back to Mayo?
 
2012-12-29 12:34:32 PM  
They're called goosebumps, you ninnies; they subside. Relax.
 
2012-12-29 12:36:09 PM  
I have been allergic to the cold for 15 years. I carry an EpiPen, and have a medical alert bracelet, I get disabled parking in the winter, as it starts giving me problems when the temp reaches 50F. I also have reactions in warmer weather if I sweat and there is a breeze from the evaporation on my skin.

The absolute worst part is that know one believes you when you tell them...

/Actual worst part is not being able to hold a cold beer in the summer.
//Have to be careful drinking cold beer and things in general.
 
2012-12-29 12:46:27 PM  
Surprising that evolution hasnt killed off the people with this condition by now.

KiwDaWabbit:
This is punishment for not allowing Sheriff Joe to arm more kindergarten teachers.

Lame.
 
2012-12-29 12:50:43 PM  

Infobahn: I have stopped going to Mayo Scottsdale as they are a bunch of overhyped hacks..


add overpriced to that list. i need one of those bumper stickers that says "my money goes to the mayo clinic" like those stupid college bumper stickers. horrible customer service too, the nicest people are the physical therapists and the billing department.
 
2012-12-29 12:51:55 PM  
Whar can I get me one of those allergies?
 
2012-12-29 01:06:11 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7508579/81559857#c81559857" target="_blank">HelloImNotHome</a>:</b> <i>I have been allergic to the cold for 15 years. I carry an EpiPen, and have a medical alert bracelet, I get disabled parking in the winter, as it starts giving me problems when the temp reaches 50F. I also have reactions in warmer weather if I sweat and there is a breeze from the evaporation on my skin.

The absolute worst part is that know one believes you when you tell them...

/Actual worst part is not being able to hold a cold beer in the summer.
//Have to be careful drinking cold beer and things in general.</i>

My previous snark aside, I'm sure it happens, as in your case. (I just think an article like this is more likely to bring hypochondriacs to the E.R. than any real new cases.)

/even a cooling breeze in summer? Damn...
 
2012-12-29 01:07:49 PM  
ack, accidentally disabled html. Sorry.
 
2012-12-29 01:10:45 PM  
Low 40s in Phoenix is nothing.  It gets really fun when it gets into the 20s, which happens one or two nights in the winter.  It looks like Halloween as everyone covers their cold sensitive plants with sheets and blankets.
 
2012-12-29 01:14:45 PM  
As something like 10% of the population in Phoenix will now self-diagnose with urticaria:

Those aren't hives - they're goosebumps.
 
2012-12-29 01:17:57 PM  

HelloImNotHome: I get disabled parking in the winter, as it starts giving me problems when the temp reaches 50F. I also have reactions in warmer weather if I sweat and there is a breeze from the evaporation on my skin.



I only play a doctor on Fark but I have to ask, these symptoms were diagnosed as an allergy? And not some sort of blood flow or hypothalmus issue?
 
2012-12-29 01:19:12 PM  
I blame Global Derping.


/copyright RM 2012
 
2012-12-29 01:22:56 PM  
Average male Mac user:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-29 01:23:42 PM  
Ahh fark... Wrong tab!
 
2012-12-29 01:24:25 PM  

Rich Cream: HelloImNotHome: I get disabled parking in the winter, as it starts giving me problems when the temp reaches 50F. I also have reactions in warmer weather if I sweat and there is a breeze from the evaporation on my skin.


I only play a doctor on Fark but I have to ask, these symptoms were diagnosed as an allergy? And not some sort of blood flow or hypothalmus issue?


Myself, I play an economist on Fark.

I suffer from allergies myself and I believe part of what defines an allergy is the body's reaction to certain foods and/or environmental factors by dumping a large amount of histamines. In essence, making an unwelcome and inappropriate response to what should be harmless stimuli.
 
2012-12-29 01:24:47 PM  
It's currently 27F and I went out without a jacket today, but 2 days ago it was -20 F. It's all relative.
 
2012-12-29 01:30:12 PM  

HelloImNotHome: I have been allergic to the cold for 15 years. I carry an EpiPen, and have a medical alert bracelet, I get disabled parking in the winter, as it starts giving me problems when the temp reaches 50F. I also have reactions in warmer weather if I sweat and there is a breeze from the evaporation on my skin.

The absolute worst part is that know one believes you when you tell them...

/Actual worst part is not being able to hold a cold beer in the summer.
//Have to be careful drinking cold beer and things in general.


Whoa. I'm glad I apparently grew out of it.

I used to get those hives as a kid. Between the ages of 11 and 15, I'd swell up, especially in my hands. Waiting for the school bus on a cold and rainy day, and if I had an umbrella, it'd be worse- contact with cold metal- my hands would swell to about double their size. On those days I couldn't do much written work until they warmed up- at least it was an obvious thing.

Messed up. Sorry about that cold beer. Drink stuff made to be drunk 'warm!'
I'm sure you've heard that a hundred times.
 
2012-12-29 01:34:18 PM  
Phoenix-ite here. Walked the dog last night in Sweatshirt, shorts and flip flops..

The wife used to work at Lowes in south Phoenix. She would see people with winter parka's once it hit 65..

/ reformed Syracusan.
// will only go back to 'Cuse in the summer. Hate snow.
 
2012-12-29 01:35:11 PM  

Avery614: epic


www.inquisitr.com
 
2012-12-29 01:36:06 PM  

CptnSpldng: I suffer from allergies myself and I believe part of what defines an allergy is the body's reaction to certain foods and/or environmental factors by dumping a large amount of histamines. In essence, making an unwelcome and inappropriate response to what should be harmless stimuli.



Makes sense.

/and that's why you play the economist
 
2012-12-29 01:37:44 PM  
Cold uticaria. Got it, and doesn't need to be exceptionally cold. The chill caused by sweat evaporating can raise welts. Depending on the severity it could be fatal causing the body to react to plunging into cold water.

/no polar bear swims
 
2012-12-29 02:07:55 PM  

HelloImNotHome: I have been allergic to the cold for 15 years. I carry an EpiPen, and have a medical alert bracelet, I get disabled parking in the winter, as it starts giving me problems when the temp reaches 50F. I also have reactions in warmer weather if I sweat and there is a breeze from the evaporation on my skin.

The absolute worst part is that know one believes you when you tell them...

/Actual worst part is not being able to hold a cold beer in the summer.
//Have to be careful drinking cold beer and things in general.


I also have this. I was diagnosed when I was 6 years old (I'm 33 now) with the ice cube test done by a pediatric allergist. The reaction to cold and/or cool and damp has gotten better over time, but I've found the secondary symptoms haven't subsided - fatigue in the colder weather and a general low-level flu-like sensation for an extended period of time. Also if we have a cold snap in the winter it tends to flare up.

The bad part about this is I'm Canadian - I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, born and raised. I would move somewhere warmer, but most of my friends and family are here, and I have a decent job. As a kid my allergist said if I didn't respond to antihistamines we would have to move somewhere with a consistently warm climate, such as Hawaii, Georgia or Alabama.

In my case in addition to the hives (urticaria) I also get some swelling (angioedema) in my extremities, which could potentially happen in my throat and choke me. It's never happened or come close to happening, so it's not a huge concern.

Sometimes I also have problems with cold cans and/or slushie-type drinks and McFlurrie/Blizzard-type deserts. Them's the hazards.
 
2012-12-29 02:12:02 PM  
My mom wa diagnosed with cold uticaria almost 30 years ago. She had to carry epi pens, but my dad was able to get transferred to Miami due to her medical condition. I've always wondered if her sensitivity to the cold had anything to do with her being from Thailand, where the weather was always tropical
 
2012-12-29 02:23:11 PM  

See My Az Go: My mom wa diagnosed with cold uticaria almost 30 years ago. She had to carry epi pens, but my dad was able to get transferred to Miami due to her medical condition. I've always wondered if her sensitivity to the cold had anything to do with her being from Thailand, where the weather was always tropical


I am not sure on that but my family has been living in Maine as far back as the 1700's.

Doctor thinks I should have other family members who have cold urticaria as well. (Haven't found them yet)
 
2012-12-29 02:31:06 PM  
img18.imageshack.us

At least they don't have to deal with frozen fog. It's hard to get around in this shiat.
 
2012-12-29 02:40:49 PM  
dear arizonans,

you aren't allergic.  that is what cold feels like.
 
2012-12-29 03:17:32 PM  

phlegmmo: Gough: I had a friend who would get this, she'd get hives when we were out walking and it was below 40...below. And that was -40 C, so there.

[cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 120x125]


To you and gorgon38, thanks for biting....
 
2012-12-29 03:19:12 PM  

SlothB77: dear arizonans,

you aren't allergic.  that is what cold feels like.


While I agree with 99% of your premise, I think I now know there are some real medical issues with temperature that I hadn't understood before.

Mayo Clinic still sucks, though.
 
2012-12-29 03:31:00 PM  
Yup, got cold urticaria too. Much better now than when I was a kid, though - just got back from cross-country skiing in 12F weather. Little itchy, but not bad and totally worth it. Find it gets worse when water's involved - rafting in freakin cold water brings it on much more than cold air.
 
2012-12-29 03:36:41 PM  

Gough: phlegmmo: Gough: I had a friend who would get this, she'd get hives when we were out walking and it was below 40...below. And that was -40 C, so there.

[cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 120x125]

To you and gorgon38, thanks for biting....


images.sodahead.com
 
2012-12-29 03:55:09 PM  
It was in the low 40s here today as well. Probably the first time Anchorage and Phoenix have ever had something in common.

/freaking heat wave.
 
2012-12-29 04:05:14 PM  

SlothB77: dear arizonans,

you aren't allergic.  that is what cold feels like.


Phoenicians, not Arizonans.

Much of the rest of the state knows perfectly well what cold feels like.
 
2012-12-29 04:42:21 PM  
I have weird allergies, but being allergic to cold sounds way worse than any stupid shiat I have to avoid.
 
Displayed 50 of 61 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report