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Which of the following is a good tip for reducing stress when you have CIU?

Correct. Try to relax and get plenty of sleep

Sorry, wrong answer. Try to relax and get plenty of sleep.

Tips on living with CIU

If you’re living with chronic urticaria, you know all too well the challenges you have to deal with on a regular basis. People who suffer with CIU often report a dramatic loss of sleep, fatigue, and emotional distress that comes from trying to cope with an unpredictable chronic condition. One of the best tips for living well with CIU is to take care of yourself.

Eat healthy, well-balanced meals
Exercise on a regular basis*
Try to get plenty of sleep
Give yourself a break if you feel stressed out

Do your best to reduce stress

Avoid stressful situations
Take up a relaxing hobby or activity
Try yoga* or meditation, to help you unwind and relax

Treat yourself to something you enjoy

Be mindful of just how difficult it is to have CIU
Treat yourself to a movie, a dinner out, listen to music
Surround yourself with friends and family who are sympathetic

*Always speak to your doctor before starting any exercise program.

“Quality of life in urticaria patients is severely affected and management of the disease should, therefore, be prompt and involve close cooperation between patient and physician.”

European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network,the European Dermatology Forum, and the World Allergy Organization