Anaiis, welcome to the forum. I also have Hep C and experience some itching, though usually in one spot...either my feet and ankles or the middle of my back. If you do a search of the forum for itching, you will find a number of posts about it. I use Gold Bond cream, although I can't reach the middle of my back with it. Then, I just use a rubber comb to scratch and that relieves the itch for the time being. Also recommended are a "calming" lotion or colloidal oatmeal baths. Toxins in the body are thought to be the cause.
If you are eating beef, eliminate it. Try to get your protein through eggs, beans, soy products, and fish. Increase your fruit and vegetable intake and make sure to stay hydrated.
Have you had treatment for your HCV? I was diagnosed in '93, so have been living with it for 18 yrs.
Post Edited (MamaLama) : 3/3/2011 6:09:06 AM (GMT-7)
SW, I've also seen it under the brand name "Udder Cream."
Hey all--went to the (general practiioner) doc for the itching. She decided I have exzema since I have a little dry skin on my hand (which does not itch) and prescribed hydroxizine, which of course did nothing for me. She did have my enzymes checked, and said they were fine, (yay!) and she is referring me to a GI doc. I hope I can get treated better there, instead of being treated like I have allergies!!!! Thanks again for the support so far!
You might try OTC hydrocortisone cream...the highest amount of it you can find. I believe it's 1%.
Anaiis, you definitely should be seeing a GI or (ideally) a hepatologist. GPs generally don't know much about liver disease.