Nykia Spradley

Nykia Spradley

Health Writer

Nykia Spradley is a beauty, wellness and lifestyle writer whose work has been published by ESSENCE,, Coveteur, POPSUGAR,,, Oprah Magazine and more. She lives in Brooklyn, where she was born and raised. Nykia is a self-proclaimed lipstick aficionado, proud hypochondriac, and has a serious addiction to hot sauce. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @nyksprads.

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Let's Talk About Chronic Hives Treatment and Medication

Chronic hives are like regular hives—except they last at least six weeks. Here's how to tame 'em so you can get on with life.

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9 Ways to Have a Good Hair Day with Psoriasis

These tricks help disguise (and prevent) psoriasis flares on your scalp (no baseball hats required)!

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Let's Talk About Chronic Idiopathic Hives (CIU) Causes

Your doctor may be baffled over what, exactly, is causing your hives. But researchers suspect an immune system gone haywire might play a role.


Let's Talk About Chronic Hives

We've got the doctor-approved details on causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with chronic hives (CIU) easier.

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Doctor & Patient

9 Bad Psoriasis Habits and How to Break 'em

Avoiding these blunders will help you have the healthiest skin of your life. (And your dermatologist will give you a high five!)

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Skin Health

9 Ways to Get Instant Relief From Chronic Hives

From cold compresses to ditching your bra (those tight straps are ruthless on chronic hives!), here are the quickest ways to get temporary relief and set yourself up for long-term success.