itchy open sores on body
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jweaton2010 posted:
I have known that I have Hep C for about 6 years. I had a biopsy about 5 years ago. The doctor said my scar tissue was a 1, and inflamation 2, or vice versa, not sure. At any point I have developed very itchy open sores on the top of my feet, legs, and stomach. I sratch them until they bleed, and then they hurt. Is there any relief for this? I can't stand it any longer, and I can't afford to go to a doctor.

Please help. jweaton2010
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myblessedlife responded:
Hi. You must be so miserable. The only things that come to mind are really old treatments from when i had chickenpox. Oatmeal baths, (yes, real oatmeal & not the quick oats for some reason), & in cool to warm water, pat yourself dry & then Calamine lotion. You can take an over the counter antihistamine also to help with the itching. You really should find a way to see a Dr. with this. It could be, & could turn into so much more. I know by my own walk with Hep C just what it can do to your immune system. The County Health Dept. where you live would probably be able to help you. Give them a call & talk to one of the nurses & see what they'd charge to see you. My sons have used them & they bill them for visits, & on a sliding scale fee. Hope this helps. XO
 
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jweaton2010 responded:
Hello:.

Thank you for your response. I will try the oatmeal bathes. I have tried Calamine lotion, and it helps for a little while but it never dries the sores up. It does help with the itching.

I just made another post, its about an herbal supplement called Liv 52. Do you know anything about it? It is supposed to make your liver function normally or at least better. liv52.com/

Thank you again, Jimmy
 
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jweaton2010 responded:
Hello:

Thank you for your response. I will try the oatmeal bathes. I have tried Calamine lotion, and it helps for a little while but it never dries the sores up. It does help with the itching.

I just made another post, its about an herbal supplement called Liv 52. Do you know anything about it? It is supposed to make your liver function normally or at least better. liv52.com/

Thank you again, Jimmy
 
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phloxy responded:
hi, tea tree oil,is much better than calamine. also milk . i had a bad rash, i patted milk on it, i was amazed,it tingles but it works.good luck.
 
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peanutHCV responded:
Don't waste your money.

See if there is a free clinic or one that charges on a scale according to affordability near where you live or in a city near by...

Eat whole foods not processed ones...

Beets are a natural liver cleanser.. they will turn your bile a deep red, no worries that you are bleeding... Stay away from fried foods and red meats as they can be hard on your digestive system...

Have you tried an antibiotic cream like Neosporen? (sp) Maybe your local pharmacist could recommend something...

Good luck,

peanut
 
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kecjackson responded:
Hey i was diagnosed 2 months ago with hep c and i was very very itchy so bad in fact i was on 100mg atahistomine a day. my specialist accually perscribed me CHOLESTYRAMINE it flushed the excess bile outta your liver that causes you to itch. def ask i have been on it for 1 month and it accually improved my liver levels out a bit too.

you can even try the lotion SORSA its over the counter has alot of menthal and it should tame the itching. good luck
 
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gwatso responded:
If If you have been on any of the interferon treatments, this good be a side effect. I had the open sores about the size of a dime, aand it got so bad the treatment had to be stopped 9I did go to a dermatologist, but nothing worked). When I stopped the treatment, the sores went away. About 6 years later (just over a year ago), I developed (as my dermatologist explained it) a-typical psoriasis as a result of the treatment. It can be treated with creams. I have had Hep-C for about (they think) 29 years. If you didn't receive interferon treatment, I would see a detmatologist. I hope this helps.