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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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Managing Flares

Chronic Hives and Menstruation: What You Need to Know

Chronic hives get worse during PMS and menstruation for many women. Learn how hormonal changes can spark allergic reactions that inflame urticaria.

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Managing Flares

9 Simple Tips for Managing Your Chronic Hives

The visibile itchy rash of chronic hives can lead to frustration and anxiety. Here are 9 ways to control flare-ups through a mix of medicine and self-care.

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Managing Flares

21 Ways to Prevent Chronic Hives Flare-Ups

Wondering how you can have fewer chronic hives flare-ups? Try these 21 tips to find the medications, natural remedies, and lifestyle changes that work for you.

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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Stress

10 Ways to Chillax for Fewer Hives

No surprise here: Stress can really mess with your skin, especially if you get chronic hives. Reduce flare-ups with this guide filled with relaxation tactics.

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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.

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Treatment

Are 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.

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Self Care

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.

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Symptoms

Is Your Body Attacking Itself?

Your own immune system may be the cause of chronic hives. Here's how to find out, and what you can do to control it.

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Doctor & Patient

9 Signs You've Got a Great Dermatologist

When you live with chronic hives, it's important to find the right dermatologist. Here's how to tell if yours is right for you.

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
Patient Advocate

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