I had been having this persistent rash that started on my face and spread downwards to my arms. It’s been 2 weeks and I’ve seen a few GPs which prescribed a few antihistamines that did nothing to ease the itch. Finally one of them ordered for a 5 days course of Prednisolone (5mg, 1 tab twice a day) and it worked wonders at eliminating the itch as well as the swell altogether. I finished the whole course and was trying to get a refill for prednisolone as my rash has not completely healed yet (they return when the medication wears off towards the evening) but the GP would not prescribed another round.

Coincidentally while I was on prednisolone, I realised that my cystic acne which had been along my jawline and neck area had diminished by 80% and my skin was clear. Now that I am no longer on this medication, my rashes are coming back with a vengeance and the usual antihistamines aren’t working at all.

Should I get to a dermatologist to obtain another course of low dosage prednisolone for the rash as well as my cystic acne? Would there be any withdrawal symptoms should I suddenly stopped taking prednisolone?