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Understanding Autoimmune Hives: When Your Body Attacks Itself

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Chronic Hives May Be the Result of an Underlying Disease


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Chronic Idiopathic Hives May Stem From One's Own Immune System


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A Person's Own Immune System Causes Autoimmune Hives


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Autoimmune Hives Start With a Glitch in the Mast Cells


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Finding an Effective Treatment Can Be Difficult


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Medications for Difficult-to-treat Chronic Hives


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Stress and Hormonal Changes Can Worsen Symptoms


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Hives Linked to Underlying Autoimmune Disease


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Hashimoto's Disease and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis


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The Link Between Chronic Hives and Thyroid Antibodies


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Doctors Are Still Trying to Understand the Connection


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Ask to Be Tested If You're Concerned


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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.