What causes itchy skin rashes while treating hepatitis C?
I would need some info
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I am Dr.Muhammad Ahmad, I have read your question in detail, I understand your concern and will try to help you in the best possible way.
In order to help you better , I would like you to give me some more information,
I will here by ask you some relevant questions to fill up the information gap.
1) What treatment did make it happen? was it interferone?
2) Did it happen immediately after treatment?
3) Did you get fever too when this happened?
4) Do you have any idea how were you white counts when this happened?
5) at what parts of body was that rash
Waiting for your input
M.B.B.S ( Licensed Family practitioner)
Oh, I found out that I took a shot of interferon once a week-besides other meds.
It sounds like interferons
Thanks for writing back,
I have read your answer and thankfully you at last mentioned the drug which i suspected.
In your case there can be two culprits:
It is very common side effect of interferon that they cause skin rashes and these skin rashes get better as the effect of interferons wear out.
2) White blood cells:
I asked you about white blood cells keeping in mind the interferon which I was expecting that you took, and when you said you just took blue pills i was really in doubts what could have caused the issue.
Now when you told me about interferons things have gotten clear.
As I mentioned this could be interferons directly causing the skin rash but there could be another mechanism to this s well.
Interferon has a side effect of reducing white blood cells in the body, And as white blood cells provide us defence against infectious diseases so their absence can cause infections in the body so may be that rash was due to infection and when body recovered its white blood cells the infection healed by itself.
You asked if it was due to Hep-C i would say in my opinion your meds are more suspected to have caused this.
And now when this is no more there i think you shouldn't be worried about it any more.
I know you are curious to know the cause so I told you what in my opinion could be the cause:)
I Hope this answers your question, if your have more queries feel free to ask, otherwise close the discussion and rate it. Wish you the best of health.
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