The International Chronic Urticaria Society (ICUS) supports a cyber-society of people with chronic urticaria (CU) or hives. Chronic hives differ from acute hives in that the cause is not often determined, and many people suffer from CU for years at a time.

We have an active and very supportive email list. Through the list and its very knowledgeable members, we have gathered a large amount of useful information about this often baffling disorder.

In addition to information, members have found solace and support from others who struggle with the same issues, small and large.

DisclaimerThe information ICUS provides should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace consultation with a qualified physician. ICUS does not evaluate, endorse, or recommend any particular medications, products, equipment, or treatments. Chronic urticaria varies widely from one patient to another, and treatment must be tailored by a physician for each individual case.

ICUS only advises:

  1. Be well informed on your condition. Knowledge is healthy.
  2. Before undertaking any type of health treatment, consult a licensed health care provider.

You can find a printable page of basic information about chronic urticaria on the What Is Chronic Urticaria? page.


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