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Five months into combo tx for hep c. Now I have a nasty ribavirin rash on my body. What can I do to relieve the incessant itching and weeping rash?

Five months into combo tx for hep c. Now I have a nasty ribavirin rash on my body. What can I do to relieve the incessant itching and weeping rash?

Treatment rash?: If you are taking a triple drug regimen for hepatitis c with interferon, ribavirin, and telaprevir then the rash is probably related to the third agent. However, what you are describing sounds generalized and severe, and at risk for secondary infection. Some rashes, like stevens-johnson eruptions, can even be life-threatening. Make sure you seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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What to do about hep c, what's the treatment like?

What to do about hep c, what's the treatment like?

See your doctor: treatment will depend on the subtype of virus (hepatitis C type 1,2,3,4 or 5). treatment is usually from 3 months to a year. it involves pills and weekly injections. there are new treatments becoming available, without injections. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hep c from some vegetable thorn, like eggplant thorn (if somebody pricked before) when pricked and small blood come out ?

Is it possible to get hep c from some vegetable thorn, like eggplant thorn (if somebody pricked before) when pricked and small blood come out ?

Possible/doubtful: yes it is theoretically possible to get hep c from an infected thorn, since the virus can spread through blood, secretions, IV drug abuse, sexually etc- the odds would be low but not impossible. ...Read more

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I would like to find a hep c doctor?

I would like to find a hep c doctor?

GI: Any gastroenterologist is qualified to follow and treat you for hep c. Just discuss it with your primary care doctor. He/she can refer you to a gastroenterologist in your area and on your insurance plan. ...Read more

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33 yr old hep c 5 yr will i get cirrhosis if no meds ect in like 25 yrs? Everything is low and treatable.

33 yr old hep c 5 yr will i get cirrhosis if no meds ect in like 25 yrs?  Everything is low and treatable.

25% chance: If for some reason, you did not want treatment for hcv for the next 25 years as treatment got easier and more effective at curing the infection, you would have about a 25% chance of developing cirrhosis. Higher risk if you drink alcohol. Keep up with the latest data on new treatments. This disease is being transformed. ...Read more

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Hepatitic c- I am so scared to get contagious with hep c im a phlebotomist. My question is could hep c ever be cured like go away?

Hepatitic c- I am so scared to get contagious with hep c im a phlebotomist. My question is could hep c ever be cured like go away?

Hepatitis C: Yes. There are some humans who clear this viral infection on their own. There are some very successful medications being studied now. Just remember that using all of the precautions you are taught where you work will protect you very much. ...Read more

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How can I work with hep c?

How can I work with hep c?

Are you asking...: ...if 1) your disease is curable? (yes, it is with excellent efficacy and tolerance given today's medication options) or 2) are you concerned about transmission to others? or 3) are you asking if the disease qualifies for disability? ...Read more

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Can you get hep c from sex ?

Can you get hep c from sex ?

Possibly: The cdc estimates that about 20% of new cases of hepatitis c are from sex. However, the risk for any one person is low. Men who have anal sex with other men are at higher risk. People who are young, have multiple partners, or have sores like herpes or syphilis are also at risk. Heterosexual couples who have been together a while are at low risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hep c ?

Viral hepatitis: Hepatitis C is a form of viral hepatitis, infection and inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. There is no effective cure for hepatitis and the disease can lead to liver failure and increase risk of developing liver cancer. There is no effective vaccine to prevent infection with Hepatitis C. To prevent: avoid sharing needles if you use IV drugs, use condoms, avoid contact with blood/fluid ...Read more

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How do you catch hep c from others?

How do you catch hep c from others?

Mostly drugs: Usually by sharing needles or syringes with them during drug use. It can be transmitted sexually, but not easily. It's often through "rough sex, " where there may be some tears, perforations, or blood exposure. ...Read more

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How do I not catch hep c from my partner?

How do I not catch hep c from my partner?

Very protected sex.: First your partner has to find out if he definitely has hep c, given the options to treat or not to teat, but understand fully the implications of having this entity, and possible complications on the future. The expert would answer in detail your question (you both should go), as a general answer, if quality condom is used, should be protected. In the medical field, nothing is 100%. ...Read more

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Can a dr. Estimate when someone contracted hep c?

Can a dr. Estimate when someone contracted hep c?

Not really: If you were exposed to drugs in your youth especially IV type drugs or where there was exchange of bloody fluids will likely be the time around when the infection was first contracted. Unless you are newly exposed there is no test that can give you an accurate time frame. ...Read more

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How can I stop from catching hep c from my partner?

Safe sex: By practicing safe sex and not swapping body fluids. Do not share food off the same plate or eating utensils. ...Read more

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Who should I take my son to if he has hep-c and is 14?

Who should I take my son to if he has hep-c and is 14?

Ped GI: You would want him to see a pediatric gastroenterologist, and perhaps one who specializes in hepatology, or liver disease. Johns Hopkins should be relatively close and has a wonderful faculty who can help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have needlestick with hep c positive pt..?

Get tested ASAP: Best thing to do is go to your employee health department at work and have them do a blood test for hepatitis C (or HCV Ab). The good news is that you only have less than 3% chance of contracting hepatitis C from a needlestick and the better news is that if by chance you contracted it, the new medications that just came out can cure hepatitis C in > 95% of cases. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more