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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

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.

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

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

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.

By Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

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.

By Rachel Zohn

Speaking Out About Chronic Hives

Three women share their stories about the physcial, mental and social challenges they face while living with chronic hives.

By Eileen Bailey

What Not to Wear When Living With Chronic Hives

Your choice of clothes can help to relieve an outbreak of hives or make it worse.

By Eileen Bailey

Is Severe Itching Worse Than Chronic Pain?

Everyone knows how hard it is to live with chronic pain, but neuropathic itching can be a special kind of torture, one with few treatment options.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

What's It Like To Live With Chronic Hives?

Read real-world stories about the mental, physcial, and social challenges of living with chronic hives from people who experience it first-hand.

By Kristina Brooks