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Chronic hives triggered by sweat.

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.

Woman journaling.

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?

Woman working at a flower shop.

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.

Anxious girl.

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.

Woman putting foundation on her face.

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.

Woman using a tablet at home.

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.

Doctor explaining chronic hives to a stressed young man.

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.

Lori Ann King enjoying a little kayak time.

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 with hives itching her wrist.

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.

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

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.