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Have hep c, fungal nail infection. Consume alcohol and smoke. No medication till now.What will happen?

will black mold or any kind of mold effect a person with hep c whos been drinking alcohol and smoking crystal myth for the last 3 months and also has a fungal (nail) infection. and also inhaling a lot of dust from old carpets , living in a 1953 built apartment. and whos been out of work for 3 months from stress . what will happen
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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As your history suggest of having Hepatitis C viral infection and alcohol consumption, both of these in combination will damage your Liver including Smoking. Hepatitis is a chronic infection of Liver which will lead to cirrhosis (irreversible damage) of Liver, which is a life threatening condition and alcohol consumption hastens this process. Once liver damage starts developing body's immunity decreases and it becomes susceptible to multiple infection including fungal infections. So presence of fungal infection over nails is a sign of poor hygiene and decreased immune status which can be dangerous.

Hence it is better to avoid alcohol consumption and concentration on sanitation and self hygiene is advisable. Kindly consult a skin specialist for your fungal nail infection and advised to consult a Gastrenterologist/ Hepatologist to know about your Liver status (Hepatitis C Activity) to avoid further damage as early as possible.

Wish a Healthy Life.
Answered: Thu, 9 May 2013
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