Is it possible to get permanent relief from chronic urticaria?
Most of the time urticaria (hives) and angioedema (deep swellings under the skin) are manifestations of an allergic reaction triggered by medications, foods, infections, certain physical agents like heat, cold, water, sun, other allergens and systemic illnesses. Chronic urticaria is defined as urticaria that persists past six weeks in duration.
Much less often chronic urticaria is caused by an autoimmune disease, that affects mast cells. These cells are the ones that release...