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Eczema and HCV 6 years 11 months ago #1707

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Hi,
Just want to check if anyone else suffers from eczema and what you use to keep it under control.

I'm not on treatment, but have itchy skin with red patches. I have a sweet tooth, difficult to refuse a biscuit. I want to try to improve the skin before I start tx(possibly mid November).

I bought some calendula oil, use aloe vera gel. Gp only prescribes steroid creams.
Gen 1b, F1-F2. Naive.
Started Twinvir tx on 2 nd of December 2015 for 12 weeks.
Starting VL 400000, Alt 49/AST 44
1 week VL 29, ALT 44/AST 30.
4 weeks VL 12, ALT 33, Platelets 145, all other tests normal.
7 weeks VL Detected, ALT 28, all other normal
8 weeks UND, 12 week UND, 24 week SVR UND

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Eczema and HCV 6 years 11 months ago #1713

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Maybe a tea tree antiseptic cream
i used this ages ago (probably around the time I became infected)
It stung a little and made it more red for a little while, but it cleared it up
Though I can't say if it was this for sure, or just a change of lifestyle
52 y.o. G3a for about 30 years
Previous tx 2004 interferon/ ribavarin
2004: ALT 624 AST 263

Pre tx test 23/10/15: ALT 153 AST 128 VL 11 849 493
6/11/15: Sof/ dac started
26/11/15: ALT 41 AST 41
7/12/15: ALT 36 AST 30 Virus undetected

2004 biopsy F3
Fibroscan appt Jan 11 2016.

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Eczema and HCV 6 years 11 months ago #1721

Sunshine can help and also swimming in salt water.
Geno1a 35years fibrosis 2 or 3 different results from different hospitals ??
24weeks mesochem sof/led as unsure of fibrosis status.
currently UND. No bad side effects
Have svr12 ... waiting for svr 24
I now have SVR 36 weeks.

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Eczema and HCV 6 years 11 months ago #1741

Can vouch for the sunshine and swimming in salt water. Meanwhile, seeing as you're not in a sunny warm country, keep your skin moisturised well with a non-toxic natural moisturiser. Drink plenty of water. Use non-toxic laundry liquid. Keep skin clean before moisturising or eczema can become infected -- No fun!
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC

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Eczema and HCV 6 years 11 months ago #1749

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Hello Dan, if you can put your sweet tooth away and keep hydrated the eczema could settle. Dairy products can also be problematic with HCV.
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Eczema and HCV 6 years 11 months ago #1753

HCV is badly named. It definitely infects Langerhans Cells - these do antigen presentation so .....

Get treated!
YMMV
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Eczema and HCV 6 years 11 months ago #1759

Just need a UK prescription dear Dr F and everything's a go-go !
(including eczema).
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC

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Mm.. agree with Dr Freeman, treatment is the goal to alleviate the symptoms that can be caused by hcv. Until then though, diet needs to be managed along with environmentally friendly products where able. Not all can afford the generic versions but it is lovely to know about this forum where there is guidance and resources in accessing generic treatment for hcv, should people choose to.
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Eczema and HCV 6 years 11 months ago #1771

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Thank you all for your advice, very helpful. Treating HCV is my priority as well.
Gen 1b, F1-F2. Naive.
Started Twinvir tx on 2 nd of December 2015 for 12 weeks.
Starting VL 400000, Alt 49/AST 44
1 week VL 29, ALT 44/AST 30.
4 weeks VL 12, ALT 33, Platelets 145, all other tests normal.
7 weeks VL Detected, ALT 28, all other normal
8 weeks UND, 12 week UND, 24 week SVR UND

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I wouldn't mind a bit of sunshine and warm sea water. Need to buy some dead sea salt and create a micro holiday in my bathroom. :-)
Gen 1b, F1-F2. Naive.
Started Twinvir tx on 2 nd of December 2015 for 12 weeks.
Starting VL 400000, Alt 49/AST 44
1 week VL 29, ALT 44/AST 30.
4 weeks VL 12, ALT 33, Platelets 145, all other tests normal.
7 weeks VL Detected, ALT 28, all other normal
8 weeks UND, 12 week UND, 24 week SVR UND

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Get one of those beach murals with palm trees ....
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC

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Eczema and HCV 6 years 9 months ago #6275

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Can HCV be infected by scratching the skin until it bleeds?
Gen 1b, F1-F2. Naive.
Started Twinvir tx on 2 nd of December 2015 for 12 weeks.
Starting VL 400000, Alt 49/AST 44
1 week VL 29, ALT 44/AST 30.
4 weeks VL 12, ALT 33, Platelets 145, all other tests normal.
7 weeks VL Detected, ALT 28, all other normal
8 weeks UND, 12 week UND, 24 week SVR UND

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Eczema and HCV 6 years 9 months ago #6277

I now am suffering from eczema. I have not suffered from it until the last couple of years. It seems to be worse since I started treatment. This has kept it under control for me of late:




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G 1a F-1
Started tx 10/23/15 (Meso sof & led) ALT 48 AST 28 v/l 1.6 mil
11/17/15 4 wk lab ALT 17 AST 16 <15
11/18/15 Started Harvoni
12/16/15 8 wk lab ALT: 15 AST: 13 V/l UND
1/14/16 Fin. Tx
7/07/16 UND SVR 24
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Eczema and HCV 6 years 9 months ago #6280

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Hi Dan,

As you already have HCV, scratching your eczema until you bleed won't have any effect on you personally.
However, you need to continue to practice normal safe hygiene, the same as if you cut yourself, ensuring your blood is cleaned up, surfaces that it has been on are sterilised and the open wound is covered to avoid risk to others. Obviously, avoiding breaking the skin in the first place is preferred when possible.
G3a since '78 - Dx '12 - F4 (2xHCC)
24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17 NS3/NS5a + Generic Sof
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND
SVR24 - 26/10/17 UND
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Eczema and HCV 6 years 9 months ago #6284

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I get that on my lower legs, primarily on the shins where there is not much between the skin and bone. Have subconciously scratched it till it bleeds a number of times. Aloe vera gel seems to work quite well, alleviating the itching almost immediately and reducing the severity after using 2 or 3 times a day for a couple of days.
I also get seborrhoeic dermatitis on my face, which is dry scaley, oily (yes both) and shows as a reddish rash similar to rosacea. It seems to respond to cortisone cream to some extent, but it's not a cure and I don't want to use steroids regularly.
I'm very curious to see if these skin problems reduce after the DAA treatment. Fingers crossed!
M 61yo HCV+ ~ 30 yrs Gt1a F2 VL 223,000 ALT 54 AST 42 Tx start Sof/Dac 17Dec15.
SVR4 at 7Apr16 ALT 22 AST 22
SVR12 at 9Jun16 ALT 23 AST 25
Melbourne, Australia

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