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Old 06-26-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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hep C and alcohol hives?

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 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?

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Old 06-26-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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Re: hep C and alcohol hives?

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.

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