I'm a 27 year old male and I experience bizarre swelling during winter months. Last winter is when this all started. If I go out into the cold weather and return to a warmer environment, I will immediately begin to swell in my legs and face accompanied by extreme itching and very noticeable welts on my hands, torso, and arms as if someone whipped me with a rope or stick and my skin does not recess when pressed. e.g. I go out in the morning to clear the snow and ice off the windows and get inside the vehicle(while still cold), this slightly warmer environment will instantly trigger the swelling, itching and welts. The warmer the environment, the faster and more severe I swell and itch. Usually the swelling in my face and the itching and welts are minimal to medium and last for no more than 10 - 20 minutes but the leg swelling is severe enough to cause my clothing to become tight and can last for hours. On one occasion, it was sprinkling outside but it was very windy and the wind and rain were rather cold. I was on my job so I had to go outside to complete a task. I was only outside for no more than 2 minutes but when I returned to the office where it was at least 75 degrees, my face swelled groteskly. I looked deformed! My face was a very warm and heavy feeling and when you pressed my skin, the indentation stayed there, and unlike any other time, it stayed that way for the remainder of the day until it gradually began to taper off. I am an overweight person (400lbs) however, I do carry my weight fairly well. I actively keep my place clean, I work, I navigate stairs proficiently, and I have no real problems walking. I do sit around a lot though and I'm not a very active person overall. Can you if at all possible, give me some insight on this and how(if possible) to prevent this?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.