What do you know? It's a quick quiz!


Approximately what percentage of the population may be affected by CIU?

Correct. Approximately 0.1% of the population may be affected by CIU. In Canada, this represents approximately 35,000 people.

Sorry, wrong answer. Approximately 0.1% of the population may be affected by CIU.

The support you need may be closer than you think. Once you explain the nature of your condition and just how challenging it can be to live with the unpredictability of CIU, your family and friends may be the most important support network you can find.

If you’re interested in connecting with other people who are actually living with CIU, here are a few tips on searching for a support group. Include the following words in your search:

Chronic hives support group
Urticaria support group
Chronic urticaria support group
Angioedema support group
Pruritus support group

Stay informed. Stay connected.


When managing CIU, it can be helpful to stay informed and stay connected with others who have the same condition.

“Don’t do it alone – find out how others are coping.”