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Little girl is allergic to cold
MSNBC ^ | February 8, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 02/08/2011 11:13:51 AM PST by Immerito

Even eating ice cream is off-limits for 9-year-old Priscilla

Nine-year-old Priscilla Pomerantz can't play in the snow, eat ice cream or walk her dog during the winter. She can't get cold at all, because she suffers from an allergy called cold urticaria. For Priscilla, air temperatures below 70 degrees -- or even eating chilly foods -- trigger an allergic reaction of hives, swelling and difficulty breathing. Left untreated, the cold could literally kill her.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: allergies; allergy
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1 posted on 02/08/2011 11:13:56 AM PST by Immerito
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To: Immerito

Interesting to be allergic to something that doesn’t exist.


2 posted on 02/08/2011 11:17:21 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Immerito
Keep the little girl far away from anywhere that algore will be speaking.
3 posted on 02/08/2011 11:17:47 AM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: ShadowAce

Cold doesnt exist?


4 posted on 02/08/2011 11:18:29 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Immerito

Drive an SUV and save a Child!!!


5 posted on 02/08/2011 11:18:34 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Immerito

This sounds like another made-up “disease” like ADHD and ADD.


6 posted on 02/08/2011 11:18:50 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Immerito

A former pastor of ours has the opposite problem - sunlight makes him swell up like a balloon.


7 posted on 02/08/2011 11:19:05 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Immerito

Interesting gambit for the parents to attempt to use the ADA to get home heating bills paid for....


8 posted on 02/08/2011 11:19:29 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: driftdiver
Nope. Cold does not exist. It cannot be measured or observed.

What people call cold is actually a lack of heat.

9 posted on 02/08/2011 11:20:58 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Immerito

wow.

I guess you can really be allergic ANYTHING


10 posted on 02/08/2011 11:21:25 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Immerito

I’m allergic to Liberals....


11 posted on 02/08/2011 11:21:31 AM PST by GraceG
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To: ShadowAce

lol.


12 posted on 02/08/2011 11:23:55 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Immerito

the girl’s family lives in upstate New York

...balmy this time of year.....


13 posted on 02/08/2011 11:24:03 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Immerito

Cold induced urticaria is a (female dog). Mine is not as severe as hers, I can eat cold food and drink. It is prolonged exposure to cold that triggers the reaction.


14 posted on 02/08/2011 11:24:15 AM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: ShadowAce

Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that she is physiologically addicted to heat.


15 posted on 02/08/2011 11:24:31 AM PST by Sloth (If a tax cut constitutes "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should count as a "desposit.")
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To: driftdiver

>Cold doesnt exist?

Technically.
Cold is the absence of heat, just like dark is the absence of light; they describe states lacking (that is, the non-existence) of something.


16 posted on 02/08/2011 11:25:27 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Sloth

A friend of mine is allergic to midgets. Seriously.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 11:25:58 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
That is a really ignorant thing to say, I have had bouts with it, and even freaked out the Dermatologist when I had a bad attack right in the freezing cold office.

It is related to autoimmune disease,and is not funny and nothing to joke about.

18 posted on 02/08/2011 11:26:14 AM PST by samantha (If Sarah has our back, we will always have hers.)
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To: GeronL

Obamacare needs to buy her a condo in Hawaii.....


19 posted on 02/08/2011 11:26:14 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Immerito

A friend of my daughter is having horrible allergy problems. She is slowly becoming allergic to almost all foods. It started off with an allergy to seafood. She is down to only being able to eat a few things and it is affecting her lungs now. She can barely walk across a room and she’s only 24. This all started after she became an adult.


20 posted on 02/08/2011 11:26:25 AM PST by republicangel
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To: Emperor Palpatine
This sounds like another made-up “disease”

It is very real and can range from mild to life threatening.

21 posted on 02/08/2011 11:28:37 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: massgopguy

How?


22 posted on 02/08/2011 11:28:48 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: OneWingedShark

“Cold is the absence of heat”

Not really. Both cold and hot are relative. 100 deg is cold compared to melted steel.


23 posted on 02/08/2011 11:29:31 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: republicangel
Have her check with a Rheumatologist, it is a possible autoimmune disease that has not been diagnosed.
24 posted on 02/08/2011 11:32:02 AM PST by samantha (If Sarah has our back, we will always have hers.)
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To: driftdiver
Cold doesnt exist?

Geek joke ... Cold is the absence of heat. You can't make something colder; you can remove heat. There is no such thing as 'negative heat', which is what 'cold' would be. Hence, there is no such thing as 'cold'.

25 posted on 02/08/2011 11:32:45 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Immerito

“Left untreated, the cold could literally kill her.”

Ya think?


26 posted on 02/08/2011 11:34:05 AM PST by mewykwistmas ("Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ")
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To: Immerito

“Cold urticaria affects 15 to 25 percent of Americans at some point in their lifetime”

Wow. You’d think that the existence of this disease would be common knowledge with those sorts of numbers. Of course, it might be that vast majority of cases are far less severe than what this poor kid is dealing with currently.


27 posted on 02/08/2011 11:34:34 AM PST by DemforBush (Eat steak, eat steak, eat a big ol' steer)
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To: Immerito
The ROK Army has a cure for this sort of thing...


28 posted on 02/08/2011 11:34:50 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ShadowAce

Have an example for you.
If it is 0 degrees and it gets twice as cold, how cold is it?


29 posted on 02/08/2011 11:36:43 AM PST by Jolla
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To: Hodar

Speaking of geek jokes, this one always cracks me up:

http://xkcd.com/123/


30 posted on 02/08/2011 11:37:19 AM PST by DemforBush (Eat steak, eat steak, eat a big ol' steer)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

There was a time when I thought ADHD was a ‘made up disease’, also.


31 posted on 02/08/2011 11:38:14 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: ShadowAce

You’re being pedantic too a fault. You know damned well what they were saying.


32 posted on 02/08/2011 11:39:10 AM PST by Melas
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To: Emperor Palpatine
This sounds like another made-up “disease” like ADHD and ADD.
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This sounds like another made-up “disease” like ADHD and ADD.
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Except that hives and the allergic response can be objectively measured.

I have idiopathic dermagraphism. Until the source of the allergy was found I was a mess! Thankfully, the allergist figured out that I was allergic to mold and just about every plant and tree east of the Mississippi.

Hepa-filters in the house have “cured” it, and I live a lot more comfortably.

33 posted on 02/08/2011 11:40:44 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

What an ignorant thing to say after reading that her airway swells in the presence of hives. Yeah, that’s made up.


34 posted on 02/08/2011 11:40:58 AM PST by Melas
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To: republicangel

There is a freeper named Metmom who has dealt with the same thing. There are some lengthy threads about it. If you search her name, you will find them. She was eventually diagnosed with a mast cell problem. Perhaps there is something there that may help your friend.


35 posted on 02/08/2011 11:41:49 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Immerito

Di-hydrogen monoxide can kill you too... if you get enough of it..


36 posted on 02/08/2011 11:43:35 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: GraceG

hey me too! When I’m exposed to one I start gnashing my teeth and clenching my fists uncontrollably.


37 posted on 02/08/2011 11:46:46 AM PST by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hodar

And then my friend there is the vernacular. When it’s cold outside, it means your body will not comfortably be able to sustain it’s temperature, so wear a sweater. If someone offers you a cold drink, expect a beverage slightly above the freezing point of water. If you’re pouring your child a bath, and she request that you make it colder, add more water from the tap marked “cold”.

It’s like knowing the difference between fruits and vegetables AND knowing the difference between knowing the difference between culinary fruits and vegetables. No one gives a crap if the string bean is botanically a fruit, it’s a vegetable.


38 posted on 02/08/2011 11:50:09 AM PST by Melas
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To: Jolla

Celsius or Farenheit?


39 posted on 02/08/2011 11:52:49 AM PST by tsomer
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To: Immerito

Sounds like something akin to Raynaud’s, Scleroderma, etc.


40 posted on 02/08/2011 11:53:30 AM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: Melas
Relax. I wasn't making light of this girl's situation.

Yes, I do know what they were saying.

41 posted on 02/08/2011 11:54:23 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: massgopguy
A friend of mine is allergic to midgets. Seriously.

I would suggest slow cooking them in a crock pot rather than roasting them--cured me of my midget allergy...;^)

42 posted on 02/08/2011 11:55:04 AM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Melas

Hence my statement that this is a GEEK joke.

When you work with engineering, we use measurements like enthalapy and entrophy, coefficients of thermal expansion, etc. These deal with various levels of heat.

Cold does not exist, cooling is simply the rate at which heat is dissappated into the universe (hence the statement that the entrophy of the universe is always increasing). You cannot destroy energy, so where does all that heat go?

But, please don’t shoot the messanger - I merely passed the message on to driftdiver, who asked if Cold existed.


43 posted on 02/08/2011 11:55:22 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: ShadowAce

He’d get shaky, wobbly legged and dizzy around them. He said it on the air. So I told he had “Lollypopguildophobia”.


44 posted on 02/08/2011 11:56:29 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Jolla

Can’t happen. Atomic motion would cease. Mathematically it can be done however: Subtract the difference in temperature between the Planck temperature from the (arbitrary)zero on your scale, multiply by two and move the result to the other side of your number line, and voila! It only fails because the difference would go beyond reducing matter to zero ground state temperatures, also known as absolute zero.


45 posted on 02/08/2011 11:56:57 AM PST by Melas
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“If it is 0 degrees”

What scale?


46 posted on 02/08/2011 11:58:11 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

This. Is. SPARTA!!


47 posted on 02/08/2011 11:58:48 AM PST by ponygirl
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To: DemforBush

Thanks ... that was pretty good. Good for a chuckle or two.

I just have to remember not to try to explain that one to my wife; it just makes her get mad.


48 posted on 02/08/2011 11:59:24 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Immerito

Just one more reason to cheer for a warmer planet /s


49 posted on 02/08/2011 11:59:25 AM PST by SquarePants
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To: Emperor Palpatine
This sounds like another made-up “disease” like ADHD and ADD.

nah, I'm allergic to the cold too. I've mostly grown out of it, but if I got nipped a bit (think feet, hands, and esp around my mouth) I break out in eczema. Only, really, really bothers me when I get it in, ahem, "nether regions", like where clothes rub.

I grew up in Maine and survived, so it was hardly debilitating. More of a nuisance. I can still hear my mother nagging me to "wear a hat. and mittens. etc etc etc."

But, "Allergic to Cold" does exist.

50 posted on 02/08/2011 12:02:35 PM PST by wbill
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