Any advice for managing itching?

Hi just got diagnosed with hep c probably had it 40 yrs. I started getting itchy skin gets worse at night. Any suggestions food to stay away from etc.


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  • ExCAsurfer
    8 months ago

    I keep a bottle of 100% Aloe Vera gel (w/out fake green coloring) close by for the intense itching Hep C causes. It’s important not to damage the skin surface by clawing at it. It works for me most of the time & it’s not expensive. Wishing you well.

  • CaseyH moderator
    8 months ago

    Great advice ExCAsurfer! What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! -Casey, HepatitisC.net Team

  • CaseyH moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi MER1949! Thanks for sharing your question with us. I’m sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Hopefully, others in the community can chime in on how they manage this issue, and any tips or tricks they have. In the meantime, I’ve found the following articles on itching that you may find useful:

    https://hepatitisc.net/living/dry-itching-skin-solutions/
    https://hepatitisc.net/living/pruritus/
    https://hepatitisc.net/living/i-get-itchitated/

    As always, if your itching persists or starts to become worse, it may be a good idea to talk with your provider about any options they may have for you! Please keep us updated! -Casey, HepatitisC.net Team

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