Is there any connection between BD and urticaria? I've been suffering from hives for the past six months. It's a sort of persisting nettle rash mainly on my face, head, and chest and I can't even sleep at night. I'm in therapy with colchicine, prednisone 5mg and cetirizine. This is giving me a significant relief from itching. However, as soon as I stop taking antihistamine, the problems occure again after a couple of hours.