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Skin Health

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.

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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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Life With Chronic Hives: One Mom’s Story

"There’s other things in life that you could either be worrying about or you could be enjoying. I choose the enjoying."

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Living Well With Chronic Hives

"Chronic Hives taught me that when my body's going through something, it gives me signs."

The Latest

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Living With

How Keeping a Chronic Hives Diary Can Help You Find Your Triggers

Trying to figure out what’s making your hives flare? Try these different ways to track your symptoms and get answers.

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Chronic Life

Hives Driving You Crazy? Here's How Your Diet Can Help

Experts share what to choose and what to lose on your shopping list.

Chronic hives triggered by sweat.
Risk Factors

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.

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Living With

The Invisible Scars of Chronic Hives Stigma

We all want to make a good impression. But what if you live with a chronic, visible skin condition that’s almost impossible to hide?

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Living With

Managing Hives in the Workplace

Feeling your best while on the job is vital when it comes to your efficiency, rapport with clients and coworkers, and the ability to stay focused.

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Living With

Stress, Anxiety, and Chronic Hives

Emotional stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on the immune system, causing it to falter and trigger a hive outbreak.

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Beauty

8 Skin and Makeup Products That Won't Inflame Sensitive Skin

Got hives? These creams, powders, and potions let skin heal — not irritate it further.

Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.
Doctor & Patient

One Allergist Shares the Challenges of Treating Chronic Hives

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

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Living With

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.

Doctor explaining treatment options for chronic hives.
Diagnosis

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.

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.

Health News

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Living With

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.

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Summer

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.

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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.