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Hepatitis C Itchy Skin
White blotches on my palms of hands. very itchy skin with rash. What could cause this? Std? Hepatitis? Hiv? Had unprotected oral sex and need help!!
See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and get tested for various STDs. ...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
If I have upper right abdominal pain and itchy skin, and my doctor ordered a liver fiction test panel as well as an ultrasound; will these show an autoimmune hepatitis?
They will: provide evidence for or against the diagnosis, either helping to confirm it or ruling it out. ...Read more
Getting random allover prickly, tingly skin. Not exactly itchy no burning. Was cured of hep c. What could this be now?.
See your MD: 45 year old lady with history of Hepatitis C, obesity presenting with prickly, tingling skin. You should see your MD. Depending upon the location of your symptoms there can be many different causes and more information is needed about your medical history, all medications, allergies, social history, and review of your current symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
I had hep c. I'm now cured but my skin has been really itchy after treatment. My cure date was over 2 years ago. Why am i still so itchy?
Bar soap vaseline: Stop using liquid soaps as they are removing all your natural barriers. Mild bar soap like dove or aveeno (oatmeal) bars are best. Antibacterial soaps are bad and pre-select resistant bacteria. No lotions only pure vaseline massaged sparingly. Lotions evoporate and dry you out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What o t c lotion is the best for psoriasis dry skin? Hello, i, ve had psoriasis for a number of years and the dry itchy skin is miserable, thanks, judy
Psoriasis : Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition, so otc moisturizer creams/lotions only help to a small extent. Read more about treatment options for the various types of psoriasis at the link below. Also, take a quick peek at the eczema page to make sure this isn't what you might be suffering from. I hope that helps a little! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Creams and pills: you can also consider taking an antihistamine depending on the cause of the itchy skin. Some to consider are benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but this can make you sleepy) or zyrtec instead of claritin. They are all over the counter. Itchy skin may also be due to dryness so try keeping your skin well moisturized as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xerosis: Often pertains to skin that is dry and needs a topical moisturizer. ...Read more