Chloe, Oh man I wish I had better news for you. But your ER treatment is the usual for chronic urticaria or any urticaria , besides what they gave you:
a small shot of epinephrine and the prednisone for 5 days.
You could also get an epipen prescription. One for at home and one for your purse. Going to an allergist or dermatologist is usually the first stop. If you have ever noticed a sensitivity to anything in your environment it would be good to note it for the Doc because the testing can be very specific if you want it to be.
I didn't know this could be chronic
Me neither! And when they first told me in the hospital in China I just told them "No way. I don't get sick. This will pass." So yeah I acted like a jerk because no way was I going to have hives for years.
because this has happened before and the severeness of the swelling and the frequency are worsening.
Yeah, I know. Maybe check out some web info about this before you go to the doctor. It would be great if this turned out to be a food allergy!