I remembered that I had a cream called Clobetasol .05% which had been prescribed for me at end of last year for a rash I would get on my neck area (itched awfully). I went to my GP doctor and she prescribed this. Directions indicated not to use for more than 14 days (this cream did help). I will ask my Hep doctor about this when I see her next week, but in meantime, does anyone know if this may be OK to use for the rash/itching due to the Riba? The worst place for itching for me is on my chest area. I get a rash of about 6 or 7 red spots and they itch unbelievably, and sometimes the itching is awful, and then it subsides awhile.
I believe this cream is based on steroids (mild though)?? If this is true, you don't need any steroids while on treatment just for discomfort relieve.
My husband uses Clobetasol sometimes, and when I'm helping with his applications, I'm using gloves. My husband doesn't have Hep. C, but I have.
I used clobetasol throughout treatment for hcv, but not every day and never more than a week at a time. As I understand it, topical steroids aren't contraindicated during tx. But don't use it on your face or any tender spots as it can thin the skin, causing stretch marks and even scars. It is, however, sometimes the only relief available. I alternated it with Gold Bond, Sarno and another prescription cream called Protopic.
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