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I was wondering if anyone knew if chronic urticaria is hereditary as I am the only one in my family with this condition and i wanted to know if anyone else that has this also has kids that have the same problem. All doctors/ dermatologists are unsure what causes my flare ups.

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    Great question. Yes, I believe that there is also a genetic link to our disease. I've suffered since i was a teenager, almost 30 years. No one else has ever exhibited symptoms. 4 years ago, a family friend was proven to be my mother's true father. After his death, while searching through his personal papers with my aunt, I found military hospital discharge papers from the Korean War, he had been hospitalized for a month with angioedema and urticaria! I shared this information with my immunologist, and he didn't seem surprised.

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    Hi Jess,

    I am also a urticaria with angioedima patient..

    In my family im the only one suffering from this...its been one year..my conditij was very bad..my whole body (inside as well as out ) used to get swelled ..my face ,lips,tounge,palms ,leg ,eyes,soles ,throat,,everything was affected ...it was very bad days ..i had to resign from the job ..but now condtion is stable...since i started with homeopathy medicine along with allopathy treatment..image there are many pics ..i have attached one of it ..

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    Hi Jess,

    I'm so glad you have it under control. i have had this fir 3 1/2 years and sort of maintained it but i finally feel like I'm on the right path. Look up SCHNITZLER SYNDROME and MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME.

    I have a doctor appointment in a few days and hope to find out more. As far as this being genetic, it's most likely yes. The studies done have shown that 74% of those participants had a direct relative with those issues.

    www.raredisorders.org

    Look up Autoinflammatory Allegience in San Francisco, CA.

    Hope any of the above info can bring some more clarity.

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