Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    HELP!!! Itchy red welts that wont stop!!! Now Boyfriend has some too!!!
    Anon_15690 posted:
    Ok... so I seriously have hives all over my arms and legs and now I have a few on my back and stomach!!! I went to my Doctor and he diagnosed me with urticaria (hives) and prescribed prednizone (1 week blister pack). Two days after startng the prednizone things were getting way worse so I decided to go the the ER because it was the weekend and my Doctor's office wasn't open. Again, I was told that it was sever Urticaria and was given a shot of steroids at the hospital and was also placed on Atarax. So I completely finished the steroid pack and I am still taking the Atarax but the freakin hives wont stop popping up all over the place!! Then today my boyfriend tells me that he has red itchy welts on his arms and legs when I called him today!! WTF?! If it's hives then why are they now popping up on my boyfriend?! I had an exterminator come to my house and check for bed bugs and there is nothing in my home at all!! It's not scabies either!! The Doctor ruled that one out also!! My kids constantly have contact with me and they don't have these welts!!! The welts resemble mosquito bites. They are very itchy and red and swell up!! I have sat here for hours on the freakin internet googling and found all kinds of people who have experienced my same exact situation, but never got any freakin aswers!!! I NEED HELP!!! I need to know what the heck is going on... I am about to lose my mind over this!!! Someone please help me or at least point me in the right direction!!

    Featuring Experts

    Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

    Helpful Tips

    Cure/Help for Perioral Dermatitis
    I have had Perioral Dermatitis since Feb 13, 2014. For four months I have been going crazy trying to manage it and make it go away. I've ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.