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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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