Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The following precautions may help soothe the recurring skin reactions of cold urticaria:

  • Antihistamines. These medications block the symptom-producing release of histamine. Over-the-counter (nonprescription) products include loratadine (Claritin), fexofenadine (Allegra), cetirizine (Zyrtec) and levocetirizine (Xyzal).
  • Avoid sudden changes in temperature. Take special care to protect your skin from the cold.
Nov. 21, 2014