Chronic Hives

Life with chronic idiopathic urticaria does not have to mean constant discomfort. Learn how to manage your symptoms and move forward from fellow patients and medical professionals.

Bridging the Gap: Living With Chronic Hives

Marisa Zeppieri shares how she's tracked her triggers and adapted her life to thrive while living with chronic idiopathic urticaria.

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8 Uncommon Causes of Hives

Wonder what caused your hives? It could be something you didn't expect – like water, sweat, heat, or stress. Learn about some uncommon causes of hives.

By Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

One Allergist Shares the Challenges of Treating Chronic Hives

Learn about how one allergist treats chronic hives in the indebt interview with Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.

By Lara DeSanto

Even Your Doctor Might Not Understand Chronic Hives

Despite comprehensive testing, doctors are unable to determine the cause of chronic hives 80 to 90 percent of the time. The good news is chronic hives is less difficult to manage now compared to 20 years ago. The key is knowing your trigger points.

By James Thompson, M.D.

Diagnosing and Treating CIU

Some chronic hives patients go through years of hopping from one doctor to another, searching for the cause of their recurring welts, itching, and/or swelling.

By James Thompson, M.D.

Is Your Chronic Hives a Mystery?

While some people with chronic hives will never know why they're affected, seeing an allergist is the best way to find a treatment.

By Paula J. Busse, M.D.

Chronic Hives: One Woman's Journey to Self-Care

A key lesson for a Type A personality: continual self-care and the management of her chronic hives beginning each morning.

By Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

Chronic Hives and Diet: What the Research Says

Can certain foods trigger a chronic hive flare-up? Can a low-histamine diet relieve symptoms? Studies render different results. Here's a succinct summary of the research.

By Rachel Zohn

Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Hives

What causes chronic hives? When should you see a doctor? Review these most-asked questions about the condition and educate yourself and others.

By Eileen Bailey

Is Autoimmune Disease Triggering Your Hives?

Up to 40 percent of people with chronic hives also have autoimmune issues like thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac. Are you one of them?

By Rachel Zohn

9 Best Treatment Options for Chronic Hives

Understand the many treatments available for chronic hives today, including medications, low-histamine diets, and vitamin D supplementation.

By Eileen Bailey

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Living Well with Chronic Hives

Personal stories and the latest knowledge from experts about life with chronic idiopathic urticaria, including symptoms, treatment options, and how to thrive in daily life.

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Rachel Zohn

Health Writer

Rachel Zohn is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about all things related to health, wellness, and the human body.

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana is an author, journalist, former Mrs. New York, and founder of LupusChick.com.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Health News

4 Tips for Exercising with Psoriasis

Getting exercise is important when you have psoriasis. Here’s how to keep your skin healthy while you stay fit.

Do Weather Changes Cause Chronic Hives?

Here's what you should know about heat hives, cold-induced urticaria and other ways that weather changes can cause flare-ups.

10 Myths About Sunscreen

There are a lot of misconceptions about how and when suncreen works and whether you really need it. Here’s what you need to know.

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