Hepatitis C Community
Is ITCHY a symptom
About This Community:

This forum is for questions about medical issues and research aspects of Hepatitis C such as, questions about being newly diagnosed, questions about current treatments, information and participation in discussions about research studies and clinical trials related to Hepatitis. If you would like to communicate with other people who have been touched by Hepatitis, please visit our new Hepatitis Social/Living with Hepatitis forum

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Is ITCHY a symptom

Does Hep C cause Itchy Skin?  My husband is a stage 3 and hasn't started his treatment yet.
Janet
Related Discussions
8 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Having been the lucky recipient of both Hepatitis A  and C, when I had hepatitis A I itched unbearably, particularly my palms. That was part of the jaundice.   Also very itchy rash when on treatment for HCV.  Never heard of itching being caused by HCV itself, but it does give you dry skin.  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thank you JR,
I appreciate your feed back  :)
Blank
163305_tn?1333672171
I was recently reading that itchiness can be a symptom of cirrhosis. It is also a common sx of tx.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hi there,
What is sx and tx?  I'm so new to all of this, I'm sorry  
Thanks for posting, Janet
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hep C can cause itchy skin. I've also seen it described in literature. Apparently it's more common in later stages, but I've had it off and on for years. I've not done treatment. For me it's mostly on my lower legs, or the soles of my feet! Can be almost unbearable at times.

Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Oh, and tx is treatment and sx is side-effect (from treatment)

/CC
Blank
190885_tn?1333029491
sx symptom tx is treatment...and i get itchy skin from my hep and i'm not on tx...billy
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thank you, It explains a lot!  Greg has times where he's up at night just tearing his arms up! He said he can't stop it's so unbearable at times.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis C Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
317787_tn?1424342395
Blank
Dee1956
DC
92903_tn?1309908311
Blank
GoofyDad
Marin County, CA
683231_tn?1415953923
Blank
flyinlynn
Auburn, WA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
patra_
DeLand, FL