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7 Tips to Help You Manage Chronic Hives

Whether it’s applying a soothing lotion or trying a vitamin D supplement, there are steps you can take to manage chronic hives. Start here. Chronic hives, also known as chronic urticaria, is an uncomfortable skin condition marked by itchy red welts that can appear anywhere on your body. “About 85 percent of the time, we …

7 Surprising Triggers of Chronic Hives

You already knew that heat can trigger hives, but did you know that tooth decay and stress can, too? For most healthy people, an outbreak of hives is as worrisome — and temporary — as catching a cold. But for those who have chronic hives, or urticaria, the condition can seem relentless. “Chronic idiopathic hives …

Herbal Remedies for Natural Chronic Pain Relief

Pharmaceutical drugs may not be your only path to pain relief. Natural pain treatments — like herbal medicine, in which parts of a plant are used medicinally to treat health problems — is an increasingly popular way to manage pain as well. Though research on herbal remedies is still in its early phases, many herbs …

Know Your Risk for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain currently affects about 116 million American adults — that’s more than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined, according to a 2008 study published in the Journal of Pain. But because pain can stem from many different diseases, injuries, and situations, there are many risk factors to consider when predicting who might experience chronic …

Chronic Pain and Sunburn

Gwenn Herman lives with chronic neck pain, fibromyalgia, and frequent migraines, so the last thing she wants is added pain caused by sunburn. Even though she’s the executive director of the Pain Connection-Chronic Pain Outreach Center in Rockville, Md., she’s found herself in that situation more than once. “It gets bad,” Herman, 60, said. “I …

8 Celebrities Have Chronic Pain

Celebrities may seem larger than life, but in reality they’re only human. Just like millions of people, many stars deal with a very debilitating and common problem — chronic pain. Living in the glare of the spotlight can make living with pain even more of a challenge. These eight celebrities have spoken publicly about their …

5 Best Resources for Managing Chronic Pain

Whether it’s your back, your knee, your shoulder, or any other part of your body, chronic pain may affect much more than just that one area. If you feel there’s never any escape or relief, the pain will begin to weigh on your whole body and on your emotional health. Finding good support for dealing …

How to Tell if You Have Chronic Headaches

If you suffer from frequent headaches, a key step to getting the right treatment is to nail down the right diagnosis. Headaches that occur more than 15 days out of a month — in some cases even daily — for three months or more are defined as chronic daily headaches (CDH). An estimated 4 to …