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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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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.

Woman reaching behind to itch her back because of autoimmune hives.
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.

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana
Comfortable In My Own Skin

What Chronic Hives Taught Me About Life and Health

An outbreak of chronic hives caught journalist and health advocate Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana by surprise, and taught her new lessons about managing her health.

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Managing Flares

Ask These 9 Questions About Chronic Hives

If you've been diagnosed with chronic hives, you may not know where to start. Asking your doctors these questions is the first step to controlling urticaria.

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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?

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.