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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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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.

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

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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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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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.

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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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.

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Is Autoimmune Disease Triggering Your Hives?

Up to 40 percent of people with chronic hives also have autoimmune issues like thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac. Are you one of them?

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Is It Chronic Hives or Another Skin Condition?

Several skin conditions share symptoms with chronic hives. Learn about the similarities and differences among skin conditions to ensure the right diagnosis.

Man scratches at his hands due to a chronic itch.

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.