Can You Get Hives From Stress?

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Stress can trigger hives or make hives worse in people who are already prone to them. But stress tends not to be an independent risk factor for hives.

Stress can cause a lot of weird things to happen in your body. The experience of emotional stress can trigger hair loss, mess up your bowel habits, and even make your eyes twitch. Can it cause your hives, too? There’s definitely a connection between emotional stress and hives, but experts say stress may be blamed as a bigger culprit when it comes to hives than is actually the case.