Millions of Americans remember actress Vicki Lawrence for the many characters she played on The Carol Burnett Show, and the spin-off, Mama’s Family. They may also know her as a recording artist and the host of her own talk show back in the 1990s.
It's a condition that she’s dealt with in the past. Lawrence originally thought she was having an allergic reaction. What at first looked like just a few hives spread across her body, but when she went to the doctor, she was diagnosed with CIU.
"I went home and of course started looking on the web for answers, and there weren't a lot. There were people that were chatting about it, but they were just mostly asking questions and every bit as frustrated as I was," says Lawrence.
"My mission is to let people know how I went through it and just to make them feel better about taking charge of it themselves, knowing that there are ways to manage the condition," she says.