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Hepatitis C treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   yes thanks
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   i want to know about hepatitis c
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   what exactly u want to know about hep-C?
User :   treatment of this dieases
Doctor :   k fine
User :   i m infected with this
Doctor :   Some patients with hepatitis C benefit from treatment with interferon alpha or a combination of interferon alpha and ribavirin.
Doctor :   Interferon alpha is given by injection just under the skin
User :   ok
Doctor :   it has a number of side effects, including flu-like symptoms, headaches, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, depression, and thinning of hair.
User :   dr. plz can u help me
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Ribavirin is a capsule taken twice daily,
Doctor :   major side effects are severe anaemia
Doctor :   Recently, a version of interferon alpha with a longer half-life (pegylated interferon alpha) has been introduced, and the longer half-life means the injections are taken weekly instead of the three times a week with standard interferon alpha.
User :   how i treat actually when i m pregnat han i know i m infected wiyh this

Doctor :   hi
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