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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.

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Is it Eczema or Something Else?

Eczema can be confused with other conditions like psoriasis and impetigo. Get the right diagnosis by learning about 9 illnesses that share symptoms with eczema.

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Getting a Handle on Psoriasis and Anxiety

If you're still looking for proof of the mind-body connection, look no further than the link between psoriasis and anxiety. We've got advice on how to heal both.

dermatologist looking at skin

10 Clues That It’s Time for a New Derm

Sometimes you and your dermatologist are not a match made in medical heaven. Find out when it's time to move on.

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The Perils of Inconsistent Psoriasis Treatment

Many people find it hard to maintain a psoriasis treatment plan. Here are some common roadblocks.

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.

Doctor examining girl with a rash.

A Rash or Skin Allergies?

I recently developed an itchy rash on my arms and legs. I changed body soap days before it started. Is my eczema flaring up, or am I allergic to the soap?”

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.

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.

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How Psoriasis Varies in Skin Color and Ethnicity

Psoriasis appears differently on skin depending on your ethnicity and skin color. Learn how to recognize the different shades, shapes, and sizes of psoriasis.