I've had HepC for around 30 years. I also drink as I am an alcoholic. I don't drink everyday, but I'll drink a whole bottle of wine in one night on the weekend. I also know I'm making my condition so much worse.
I've developed a new condition...now after a couple of glasses of wine, I break out in itchy raised red "hives" on my stomach. Does anyone have any idea what this could be?
It could be an alcohol allergy that's newly developed, but it's probably due to the HCV, especially considered how long you've had it. Hives can happen as a result of hepatitis infection, though not very commonly, so perhaps the alcohol is exacerbating whatever non-allergy mechanism causes hives in the first place.
Last edited by still life; 06-26-2011 at 07:17 PM.