Article on Chronic Urticaria from a fellow sufferer who hasn't yet found relief. AJ Ferguson is also in the CU Support Group on FaceBook. She's about to try Xolair. Hmmm.....might need to ask about it. :-)
Prev post1 of 3Next Hives, also known as urticaria, are defined as a sudden outbreak of swollen, pale-red bumps or plaques (welts) on the skin. Hives are usually caused by an allergic reaction to a substance that you encountered or swallowed. Due to the allergic reaction, your body releases a protein called histamine, which in
Urticaria is the medical term for hives -- itchy, circular welts on the skin. Hives can appear on the face, torso, or limbs, and can range in size -- up to several inches in diameter. When the cause is unknown, the condition is referred to as idiopathic. Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) refers to hives, of an unknown origin, that appear daily or continue to occur for months or years.