the last time i was on pred, and in a flare, that was in March, before i had surgery, i had brown spots all over my neck and back.And down the front of my chest. They almost followed the line of my necklaces that i had been wearing for 15 years perfectly. So i asked the pharmacist and she thought it could be a reaction with the necklaces, brought on by the steriods, so i took the necklaces off, and no change. I left them off for about two months, i couldn't wear them in the hospital, anyway. but the spots didnt' go away. Well finally about a month after surgery, which was about three weeks of being off of pred, and all other meds, they just went away.