Counseling the Patient with Hepatitis C Treatment-Related Side Effects

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B Keep well hydrated and use moisturizer before toweling dry after a shower.

This answer is correct. It is important to keep well hydrated while on hepatitis C therapy by drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water or other non-caffeinated non-alcoholic beverage a day. Applying a moisturizing cream or petroleum jelly right after showering before drying off with a towel can help trap some of the moisture in your skin and lessen the itching. You should avoid very hot showers, which can dry the skin and worsen the itching.


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