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Can You Get Rid Of Hep C
I have a ton of tiny red dots all over my skin. I'm wondering if it could possibly be because of my hep c. Also is there something i can do to get rid?
Angiomas: Angiomas usually appear at or near the surface of the skin anywhere on the body, and may be considered bothersome depending on their location. However, they may be present as symptoms of another more serious disorder, such as cirrhosis. When they are removed, it is generally for cosmetic reasons. Removal is with laser therapy. ...Read more
Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more
When someone loses insurance and is not working and is broke how does someone get help with hep c treatment ,do i just die.......?
Hep c treatment: Seek a research center. Seek Hep C treatment center there. Likely they will have a research protocol that will not cost. ...Read more
Hepatitis C: Well Barbra, a very small number of people are lucky enough to clear the hepatitis virus on their own..most do not. A simple antibody test will show if you have been exposed. Then your doctor needs to determine the virus genotype, viral load and if there are any liver complications like cirrhosis or elevated enzymes. Treatment has just gotten amazingly better with 1 pill a day for 12 weeks. ...Read more
Several reasons : Every patient with hepatitis c infection does not need treatment. The decision on treatment depends on the viral load and the amount of liver damage as well as what strain of hepatitis c a person has. Often some patients cannot tolerate the treatment because of side effects. ...Read more
If i had hep c and did the treatment to get rid of it and I have been in remission for 2 years what are the chances it can come back?
For hepatitis C what medication do you prescribe? What should be diet plan? And what i need to do to get rid of this?
Its tough: Hepatitis c is a virus and viruses are difficult to kill. There is a 10-15% chance that your body will kill the virus by itself and you will then have lifelong immunity to it. Otherwise it is likely that you will have the virus for life. As for diet: you will want to avoid things that can be toxic to you liver like alcohol and acetaminophen. You will need to see a doctor for specific treatmen. ...Read more
Is it easy to catch hep c or any other blood infection? And if have cuts on hands would percent be higher what could I do to prevent from getting it
Be careful: You can catch hep c from needle exposures or blood contact. You should not exposed cuts or open sores on your body to other peoples blood or secretions. ...Read more
Great Options: Recommend confirming hep c RNA and genotype in the blood. This will help the hepatologist determine treatment options including pegylayed interferon, Ribavirin and/or telaprevir or boceprevir. There are many molecules to treat this disease in development which may be available in a clinical trial. Cure rates have continued to greatly improve ...... ...Read more
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