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Chronic Urticaria / Hives

Get relief from persistent itching and raised hives from effective treatment options for Chronic Urticaria/Hives – a condition causing skin irritation and discomfort. MetroBoston is conducting chronic spontaneous urticaria clinical trials to investigate potential drug treatments.

Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Clinical Trials in Boston - Chronic Hives

Chronic Urticaria / Hives Clinical Trials

Urticaria, also known as hives, is a skin condition characterized by itchy, raised, and red or white welts or bumps on the skin. These welts can range from dots to large patches and may appear anywhere on the body. Urticaria can be acute or chronic. Acute urticaria lasts less than six weeks and chronic urticaria lasts longer than six weeks. Acute urticaria can be a result of an allergic reaction to food, medications, insect bites, or other allergens. In contrast, chronic urticaria is caused by autoimmune or idiopathic (unknown) factors. In some cases, urticaria can be accompanied by angioedema, a condition characterized by swelling of the deeper layers of the skin and mucous membranes. MetroBoston is conducting dermatology clinical trials in Boston to observe the safety and efficacy of new potential treatments that may help to improve the condition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is chronic spontaneous urticaria?

Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU),, is a skin condition characterized by the presence of recurrent hives (urticaria) that persisting for six weeks or longer. It is considered “spontaneous” because the hives appear and disappear without identifiable trigger.

How to treat chronic urticaria?

The treatment of chronic urticaria, aims to manage symptoms, reduce the frequency and intensity of hives, and improve overall quality of life. It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a dermatologist or allergist, to develop a tailored treatment plan.

What can I do to reduce my symptoms of chronic hives?

Here are some self-care measures you can try:

  • Avoid triggers.
  • Cool compresses.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing.
  • Maintain a comfortable environment.
  • Stress management.
  • Moisturize the skin.

Will the study drug cure me of chronic hives?

Clinical trials for investigational drugs or treatments are conducted to assess their safety, efficacy, and potential benefits. The effectiveness of the study drug for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Clinical Trials would depend on various factors, including the underlying cause of the hives, and individual patient characteristics.

Will I have to pay to participate in the hives clinical trial?

No, participants will not have to pay to become a part of the study at MetroBoston.

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