Hives - Causes

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Published: November 08

I am hairstylist. I had to quit my career traveling as an on-stage educator. I was broke out in hives. My doctor called it contact dermatitis. I had it all over my entire body, but it was mostly on my face. The quality of my life has definitely been affected. My skin peels off looks like a severe chemical burn. It lasts for weeks, then it repeats. .

Published: November 05

I used a new face cream and after a couple of days use I broke out in severe hives all over my face. I did not have throat symptoms so I self-treated. It was severe, small itchy bumps all over face and neck and then I scratched them and they oozed and crusted. .