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I have had them for around a month now. They look like small burns on my skin! Sometimes they itch,but not too often. My doctor told me to get Lotrimin AT to see if that helps. Some has spread over the course of the week. I don't go back to the doctor until May 12th. Has anyone else experienced these types of sores(rashes)? Any help will be appreciated.
yes, I had them too. In fact I have scars from them. Mostly on my arms, some on my stomach. I looked it up and saw what it's called but I can't remember right now. When I do, I'll post back.
[QUOTE=eyesworld;3969725]yes, I had them too. In fact I have scars from them. Mostly on my arms, some on my stomach. I looked it up and saw what it's called but I can't remember right now. When I do, I'll post back.[/QUOTE]

Please do! I'm afraid that mine will scar also. How did you get rid of them?
it's called Lichen Planus. You can search it in association with Hep C and rash. Some think it's the ribavirin that causes it and call it riba-rash. I did get some scarring on my lower arms because I scratched too much and now I use bio oil to get rid of the scarrring.
I have them all over my upper body....started as a raised rash and then turned into water blisters. I was on 1200 of ribavirin a day and doc cut it back to 800 . My rash was horribly itchy and I found nothing that worked and she confirmed nothing short of prednisone would take it away as it is a drug rash. Slowly the heat is now going out of it and that is good but I am finding the itch returning again. Gawdddddddddddddddd and this is only 9 week in to 48. If you find anything that works please let me know
[QUOTE=eyesworld;3973140]it's called Lichen Planus. You can search it in association with Hep C and rash. Some think it's the ribavirin that causes it and call it riba-rash. I did get some scarring on my lower arms because I scratched too much and now I use bio oil to get rid of the scarrring.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for your reply. I looked up Linchen Planus and I looked at photos of it. I don't seem to have those small bumps from it. I'm so confused with this!:confused: I will mention Linchen Planus to my doctor though. Again,thanks so much for your reply.
[QUOTE=boutthesame;3974420]I have them all over my upper body....started as a raised rash and then turned into water blisters. I was on 1200 of ribavirin a day and doc cut it back to 800 . My rash was horribly itchy and I found nothing that worked and she confirmed nothing short of prednisone would take it away as it is a drug rash. Slowly the heat is now going out of it and that is good but I am finding the itch returning again. Gawdddddddddddddddd and this is only 9 week in to 48. If you find anything that works please let me know[/QUOTE]

Thanks for you reply also. Does any of your sores look like cigarette burns by any chance? Or like grease burns? They seem to never fade. My doctor told me to use Lotrimin AT,but it doesn't seem to work. I went through 3 tubes already! My fiance bought me this ointment called(Vitamins A and D)

The uses for this ointment is for: (You can get the store brand at K-Mart for 3.99 plus tax.)

1)Helps treat and prevent diaper rash
2)Temporarily protects minor cuts,scrapes and burns
3)Temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped,chaffed or cracked skin and lips
4)Helps protect from the drying effects of wind and cold weather

Because it's greasy,I use it once a day. I am noticing that my dark marks and small sores are clearing up. I'm not recommending that it will work for your situation,but it seems to be a big improvement for me.

I will keep everyone informed about my progress.
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I was going to get Calendula lotion, but never got around to it, for my skin (did someone say brain fog??) Look for a hep c survival guide online-there are quite a few of them. I'll be going for my 2 year checkup and am praying I don't have to go through this again.
How's your mouth and tongue doing? The only good side effect I had was dropping 30 lbs, which I swore I wouldn't put back on-ha-my doc just laughed. I had zero appetite.
Hang in there:angel:
So..., is it worth it?
[QUOTE=lulu lollipop;3977812]So..., is it worth it?[/QUOTE]

so far so good

just made my appt for my 2 year test in July-I was wishing it was sooner. The TX sucked bigtime but it was better than keeping the HCV. I just want it to stay gone:angel:
Are you planning on beginning?
I am thinking about planning to go on the treatment, as the delivery has been improved..
Trouble is Iíve heard that the treatment can be quite debilitating and I donít think Iím sick enough, yetÖ
I have probably had Hep C for around 26 yrs. I donít remember being sick at any time but it was around then that I was a needle user.
I only found out that I had Hep C about 10 years ago and the only symptoms I seem to have are flu like symptoms that last only a few moments, several times a day.
In the last 6 months, I have noticed, that if I drink alcohol, (ie get drunk) Iím pretty sick the day.
My liver count is high 450+.
So my doctors are on my case,
I see my GP on the 15th May, and just donít know whether to go ahead with the treatment or not..
Reading about some personal experiences may help me to come to decision.
Cheers lulu.
Lulu
If you don't feel sick that's the #1 reason to do the TX NOW!!!
Yes, you'll feel like crap doing it but why not do it before ya feel worse???
I had absolutely no symptoms when I started, waited @2 years and figured, hell, get it over with. And now it's over.
I was fine with my first 3 months-the second were not quite so cheery~~but it's over.
:angel:
I'm going to the doctor Tuesday,so I will let everyone know what happened.
[QUOTE=eyesworld;3980719]Lulu
If you don't feel sick that's the #1 reason to do the TX NOW!!!
Yes, you'll feel like crap doing it but why not do it before ya feel worse???
I had absolutely no symptoms when I started, waited @2 years and figured, hell, get it over with. And now it's over.
I was fine with my first 3 months-the second were not quite so cheery~~but it's over.
:angel:[/QUOTE]

yer, I hear you, I guess I'm scared.
cheers Lulu
I went to the doctor,and he told me that it looks like a drug reaction for sure. He might see about reducing my dosage if it doesn't start to clear up.
I have been on treatment for 25 weeks now, have had a itchy rash (mostly on my back)and what are a couple of raised sores in spots for the past 10+ weeks.. definetly from the medicine ,a dermatologist gave me Triamcinolone ointment it helps alot , I use it when I need it.. I suggest seeing a dermatologist for helping managing skin issues from treatment ..they can help.. as all who do this know its a struggle but time does pass, my viral load is undetectable now.. cant wait to finish..
[QUOTE=dsun56;3990932]I have been on treatment for 25 weeks now, have had a itchy rash (mostly on my back)and what are a couple of raised sores in spots for the past 10+ weeks.. definetly from the medicine ,a dermatologist gave me Triamcinolone ointment it helps alot , I use it when I need it.. I suggest seeing a dermatologist for helping managing skin issues from treatment ..they can help.. as all who do this know its a struggle but time does pass, my viral load is undetectable now.. cant wait to finish..[/QUOTE]

Mine is also undetectable. Isn't it a good feeling?:)
I went to the doctor Tuesday. My sores cleared up,so that's a relief! My blood work is still coming up as"inactive". Now I will visit him every 6 weeks. I have been the medication for 23 weeks so far. If anything changes,I will keep the boards informed.

Good luck to everyone here.
[QUOTE=lulu lollipop;3977812]So..., is it worth it?[/QUOTE]

Thats what I would like to know.. I am suppose to start interferon friday the 13 no less, that is if all my tests are ok. I hA:ve been reading some of the side effects that they gave me at ths specialists office. There seems to be more than the few that they gave me according to all the posts I have been reading. So that would my question to IS IT WORTH IT
side effects to treatment are always better than liver cancer.
OK folks listen up. The treatment is yucky. I am halfway through (at week 25 now) and have had my share of side effects. But I still think it will be worth it.
Listen to your doctor.
Anyone out there with Hep C who still drinks alcohol is showing suicidal behavior.
All the rashes are the pits, but keep trying stuff until you find a lotion/ointment that works. I currently use diaper rash cream (not as stinky as the ointment) that sooths the rash and works as sunblock. I also smear on petrolium jelly when things get really flaky. And hydrocortisone cream/ointment as needed.
Now if only my hair will start growing back.
Kathy
[QUOTE=churchkp;4119293]side effects to treatment are always better than liver cancer.
OK folks listen up. The treatment is yucky. I am halfway through (at week 25 now) and have had my share of side effects. But I still think it will be worth it.
Listen to your doctor.
Anyone out there with Hep C who still drinks alcohol is showing suicidal behavior.
All the rashes are the pits, but keep trying stuff until you find a lotion/ointment that works. I currently use diaper rash cream (not as stinky as the ointment) that sooths the rash and works as sunblock. I also smear on petrolium jelly when things get really flaky. And hydrocortisone cream/ointment as needed.
Now if only my hair will start growing back.
Kathy[/QUOTE]

My sores went away when I started using A & D ointment. I'm off of the medicine for about a month now. The virus is "undetectable". I go back for blood work in about a week. I know what you mean about the hair growing back! :(





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