My husband and I were on another Hep message group that had a lot of Hep C people in treatment and trials. We waited for the FDA fast track with hopes my husband would be able to get the Incivik. What we saw....and the big complaint on triple combo was the anal itch. It did seem to be the complaint of the Incivik only, along with a sometimes very severe body rash.
Having said that, Interferon and Riba are the two drugs my husband took... twice. Being a geno 3a, he was not approved at that time for the triple combo. Luckily, he obtained SVR the 2nd treatment. He never had anal rash with Ribo/Interferon only. He did have a hive like rash mostly on his upper torso, and face...both times. The 2nd treatment he used a cream topically for the rash. It helped more than any other topical he tried. It is RX ...called Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP. 0.025%.
Please do not stop treating, def... It can be brutal and days seemed like weeks....weeks seem like years. My husband was bedridden the last 4 months on the 2nd go around (6 month treatment). When he obtained SVR (6 months post treatment), it was all worth it. You have a very good chance of beating this. Keep strong. I will continue to watch for your posts. It will be worth it!! hugs, themiz
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