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Can I kiss someone on the mouth without giving them hepatitis b?

Can I kiss someone on the mouth without giving them hepatitis b?

Give partner vaccine: It is uncommon to pass hepb by kissing, but it is possible. So, a non-immune partner can get the vaccine (usually 3 shots) and be protected. Doctors usually check the blood for antibodies before and after vaccination. Hepb is in the blood. If both partners have some cracks or scrapes on the lips or inside the mouth, any canker sores, or any bleeding gums, then hepb can be passed. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Unclear: Hep b is not by oral/fecal route transmission like hep a. The virus is present in the saliva but whether it can be transmitted by ingestion is unclear. It can be transmitted if there are open areas or sores in the mouth while deep kissing, like in those with braces. ...Read more

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Can i get hepatitis b from being kissed on my cheek?

Can i get hepatitis b from being kissed on my cheek?

Very unlikely: As long as you have an intact skin, an invasion of hepatitis b virus through it is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can french kissing transmit hepatitis b, c or a?

Can french kissing transmit hepatitis b, c or a?

Kissing & Hepatitis: No. Not in any way would this be a risk for any of these three Hepatitis Viruses. Hepatitis A is ingested from food or infected stool. It is not transmitted from saliva. Hepatitis B and C are specifically transmitted from blood not saliva. ...Read more

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If one gives unprotected oral to a man (unknowing of their sexual history) and the man does not ejaculate near the mouth is there risk of hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: Nope not at all. But, you are an american born late in the 90s. Babies in america began to be vaccinated for hepatitis b in 1984. Why are you worried about this? ...Read more

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DRS, i have chronic hepatitis b since 5 years. can i infect someone by lip kissing or sexual intercourse ?

DRS, i have chronic hepatitis b  since 5 years. can i infect someone by lip kissing or sexual intercourse ?

Yes: Hepatitis B infections are present throughout the world, but are more common in certain population groups. As many people travel worldwide, it is so important that every person gets vaccinated against Hep B. That means every person, with rare exceptions. The key is getting to know one's friend well enough to talk about these things before kissing (avoids transmitting Hep B and then apologizing). ...Read more

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My father has hepatitis b and he is taking baraclude (entecavir) 5mg but he is feeling bitter taste in mouth and have a feeling of heavyness on stomach area! why?

Entecavir: Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/baraclude-side-effects.Html for side effects of Baraclude (entecavir). Your father should speak w/his hepatologist/gastroenterologist about what to expect from his hepatitis b infection vs what to expect from his treatment, as well as signs/symptoms to report immediately. This applies to any & all conditions managed w/your physician. ...Read more

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Drs.I have kissed my gf deeply on mouth.I hve hep b. What are the chances of transmission..Is she in high risk?

Drs.I have kissed my gf deeply on mouth.I hve hep b. What are the chances of transmission..Is she in high risk?

Not high, but possib: Hepatitis b (hbv) is 50 to 100 times easier to transmit sexually than hiv. Hbv has been found in vaginal secretions, saliva, and semen. The chance of transmission with deep kissing is unknown, as no infections have been definitively documented after exposure to infected saliva. If not done, i recommend your girlfriend get vaccinated to hbv, the risk will be reduced to almost zero, even with sex. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more


Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more