Good grief! That sounds like a lot to deal with at your age. Do you have good health insurance? Because you really should go to a GOOD allergist, and if they can't help, go to another one until you get some answers. Maybe you do "just" have chronic allergies, but there has to be better treatment than going to the drug store and getting claratin! If you do NOT have health insurance, save up and go to an allergist. Tell them that you have no insurance, and hopefully they will work with you to get you into a better place. Good luck.
Welcome to the forum.
The following is from a previous post of mine to a mother and her son, that both suffered from aquagenous urticaria. (In your case your condition is cold ulticaria)
"There seems to be a fault in your immune systems that is incorrectly responding to any contact with water. Theoretically in order to delete this faulty program one must re-balance
the body's Energy system. This restores the immune system to respond normally again.
Try the protocol I gave to "mariyamary" on the 27th. of Dec. Follow it step by step for relief/treatment.
The "hereditary thing" applies mainly to cold urticaria in some cases.
I don't know. maybe you share something in your genes that predisposes both of you to this, under given similar conditions.
I intuit that the original reaction is not to water but to"something" in the water. Perhaps chlorine or other additive. The body registers the co-relation in memory after a number of exposures to that water. Consequently the immune system responds the same to any body of water, irregardless of the presence or not of the original offensive substance.
Besides the protocol I suggested earlier here, capsaicin in a cool organic lotion base would be of help.
Please post again if this persists, or if you need more info.
Blessings to you and family"
Have you considered to seek out an Energy Medicine Therapist or Practitioner?
Urticarias in general are energy based conditions. The immune system responds incorrectly to a particular code - in your case when exposed to cold - resulting in
all those symptoms that you described. To restore this you may need to get your energy field re-balanced.
Just do a search though, for your area.
I do practice Energy medicine in Canada - various modalities including Allergy Elimination- and with very good results. (Also you may want to check *Allergy Antidotes or **NAET
trained Doctors or Practitioners)
Please post again should you have any questions or to give update.
Hope this helps, however, do your own research or check with your health care Professional, before making any decisions regarding your health.
*Allergy Elimination Therapy by Sandi Radomski N.D.( I use this method)
**Dr. Nambudripat's Allergy Elimination Techniques. (similar approach)