The American Academy of Dermatology’s new Chronic Hives Patient App provides tools and resources for the management of chronic hives.
The free mobile app, developed with a grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, can help patients learn more about the condition, find a doctor, track their symptoms, and identify potential triggers. Users also can set reminders to keep track of their appointments and medications.
“Dermatologists treat patients with chronic hives, so we know how frustrating this condition can be,” says American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) President Mark Lebwohl, MD, FAAD, a professor and system chair of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “By launching an app designed specifically for these patients, we hope we can help them improve their quality of life.”
The Academy’s Chronic Hives Patient App is available for both iOS and Android devices.