Sep 25, 2020
Today we welcome comedy legend, Vicki Lawrence, back on the show. Vicki is best known for her iconic characters on Mama’s Family and The Carol Burnett Show, and she recently co-starred in “The Cool Kids” on Fox. Now she’s using her voice to share her personal experience with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU). She is partnering with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America on their national education and awareness program called “CIU & You”.
Most people haven’t heard of CIU, but it affects approximately 1.6 million people in the United States. Vicki talks about her experience dealing with this extremely uncomfortable feeling in their skin. Vicki spent 6 weeks dealing with hives and having discomfort but not understanding what was going on with her body. Finally, her doctor diagnosed her with CIU.
When people break out in hives, people often suspect it’s something they’ve done wrong. People try to change their diets, their detergents, and even give up their wine, when in actuality, this is a disease that isn’t anyone’s fault. Most people just don’t know about CIU, which leaves people wondering what’s happening to them. Vicki gives her tips on who to talk to and how to find the best doctor for this condition. She is now working to make this disease more well known so people don’t have to suffer not knowing what their diagnosis is, and she is now the proud self-proclaimed face of hives!
Learn more at https://www.ciuandyou.com/