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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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Douse a liver disorder like hep c inhibit the ability of the liver to process achohol? douse the liver process achohol slower

Douse a liver disorder like hep c inhibit the ability of the liver to process achohol? douse the liver process achohol slower

Of course: any body with liver disease should be abstaining from alcohol alcohol can create liver disease and make existing one worst so yes you should be as far as oyu can from alcohol please ...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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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

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


Dr. John Chiu
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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