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Chronic Hives and Menstruation: What You Need to Know

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Young woman scratching the back of her neck.
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Teenage girl lying on her bed with PMS symptoms.
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The connection between hives and PMS


Three young women friends, smiling and hugging.
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Chronic hives are more common among women


Hormones
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'Hormone allergies' and hives


Young woman with skin problems, clear skin.
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When your body overacts to spiking hormones


Menstrual cycle calendar.
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Progestogen sensitivity in the last half of your cycle


Young woman with severe dermatitis.
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Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis – rare and severe


Woman scratching an itch.
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A recurring rash linked to the rise and fall of progesterone


Birth control pills.
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Risk factors for developing progesterone hypersensitivity


Young woman scratching an itch on her face.
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Symptoms of APD: Hives can appear almost anywhere


Woman having an allergy skin test.
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Diagnosing progesterone sensitivity


Woman putting on skin cream.
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Treatment options for hives linked to progesterone sensitivity


Woman with doctor filling out medical form.
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Questions to consider when seeking treatment


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Organization that offer support


Rachel Zohn

Rachel Zohn

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Rachel Zohn is a mom, a wife, and a freelance writer who is striving to find the best way to juggle it all and maintain a sense of humor. She is a former newspaper reporter with a deep interest in writing about all things related to health, wellness and the human body. She enjoys writing about various health topics, including skin conditions such as eczema, different types of cancer and seasonal allergies.