You can be allergic to the cold. If you break out in hives or have other symptoms, it’s a good bet you may have the rare condition cold urticaria. The crazy thing is, the symptoms vary widely, according to the Mayo Clinic’s website. It explains For some people with this condition, swimming in cold water could lead to very low blood pressure, fainting, or shock."
Good news? That reaction to he cold may not be in your head after all! Symptoms may include cold urticaria can also cause symptoms such as an increased allergic reaction as the skin warms, swelling of hands while holding cold objects, headache, fatigue, and swelling of lips from consuming cold food or drink. In severe cases, the allergy can lead to anaphylaxis.