What Causes Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria?

Q:
What causes chronic idiopathic urticaria?

A:
Chronic idiopathic urticaria is a type of urticaria. For a small number of people, hives or urticaria come back again and again with no known cause.

When new outbreaks happen almost every day for 6 weeks or more, it’s called chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU).

The exact causes of chronic idiopathic urticaria are still unknown, but several things can lead to flare-ups, which include:

  • Tight clothing
  • Exercise
  • Heat
  • Cold
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like aspirin and ibuprofen
  • Alcoholic drinks

Keywords: chronic_idiopathic_urticaria; chronic idiopathic urticaria; idiopathic urticaria

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