What may increase your risk for problems from cold temperature exposure
Many conditions, lifestyle choices, medications, and diseases
interfere with your ability to heal or fight infection. You may be at risk for
a more serious problem from your symptoms if you have any of the following. Be
sure to tell your health professional.
Babies and older adults
of cold injury. Damage to the skin may happen more quickly in areas that had a
cold injury in the past.
Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome
(FCAS), a genetic condition also known as cold urticaria or cold-induced
Conditions that may change your mental awareness, such as:
Drug or alcohol
use or withdrawal
Alzheimer's disease or dementia
Conditions that affect body temperature
regulation, such as: