💦Make an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist, allergist, or primary care doctor.
💦Keep track of your flare-ups.
💦Take photos of your hives.
💦Relieve the itch at home. Itch is common in people who have chronic hives. Here are some ways to get temporary relief:
-Wear loose-fitting, cotton clothes.
-Apply a cold compress, such as ice cubes wrapped in a washcloth, to the itchy skin several times a day—unless cold triggers your hives.
-Use anti-itch medication that you can buy without a prescription, such as an antihistamine or calamine lotion.
-Prevent dry skin by using a fragrance-free moisturizer several times a day.
💦Know that treatment can be effective when the cause(s) of your hives remains unknown.
💦Follow your treatment plan.
💦Tell your dermatologist if treatment fails to work.
Understand that extensive allergy testing rarely helps.
💦Know that chronic hives may go away on their own.
8 Uncommon Causes of Hives:https://www.healthcentral.com/slideshow/uncommon-causes-of-hives