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Cure for Hepatitis C - Dry Skin or Rashes With Hepatitis C Combination Therapy

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  • Cure for Hepatitis C
    No cure for hepatitis C is currently available. However, as this eMedTV Web page explains, certain medicines may help the body destroy the virus and reduce swelling and scarring of the liver. Keep in mind that these drugs are not a guaranteed cure.
  • Decreased Blood Cell Counts With Hepatitis C Combination Therapy
    Decreased blood cell counts can occur in those who take combination therapy for hepatitis C treatment. As this section of the eMedTV library explains, a decrease in red blood cells, white cells, or platelets can cause fatigue, infection, or bleeding.
  • Decreased Blood Count-- Combination Therapy Side Effects
    This video clip explains how combination therapy can cause a decreased blood count.
  • Depression, Mood Swings, and Irritability With Combination Therapy
    Feelings of depression can occur in some people who take combination therapy for hepatitis C. As this eMedTV article explains, mood swings, irritability, and confusion or anxiety are also relatively common in those taking combination therapy.
  • Diabetes and Hepatitis C Combination Therapy
    For those with diabetes, combination therapy for hepatitis C treatment can present additional risks and challenges. As this eMedTV segment explains, the therapy can make it harder to control glucose levels and may increase the risk of eye problems.
  • Diagnosis of Hepatitis C
    Making a hepatitis C diagnosis requires a physical exam and obtaining confirmation with a viral RNA test. As this eMedTV article explains, it's also important to rule out similar conditions, like hemochromatosis, when diagnosing this condition.
  • Do I Need a Liver Biopsy If I Have Hepatitis C?
    Healthcare providers often recommend that a person with hepatitis C have a liver biopsy. This eMedTV segment explains why, with reasons ranging from seeing how badly your liver is damaged to planning the appropriate treatment.
  • Do Insect Bites Transmit Hepatitis C?
    Do mosquitoes and other insects transmit hepatitis C? This page of the eMedTV Web site has the answer. Read on for more information.
  • Dry Skin or Rashes With Hepatitis C Combination Therapy
    Dry skin, rashes, and other irritation can occur with combination therapy for hepatitis C. This portion of the eMedTV archives describes these potential side effects and the lotions or creams your healthcare provider may prescribe to treat them.
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