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Can you get hepatitis from a razor of your roommates by mistake?

Can you get hepatitis from a razor of your roommates by mistake?

Yes: Hepatitis b (and c) are blood borne diseases that can be spread by small cuts-which a razor could do.Sex is also a way to transmit these diseases, b for sure and i suspect c. ...Read more

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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


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Can you catch a disease such as hepatitis from a shared razor with a NEW blade inserted?

Can you catch a disease such as hepatitis from a shared razor with a NEW blade inserted?

Possible: Hepatitis B transmission is possible due to high titer of the virus in blood of chronic carriers. Risk of other viruses is much lower. ...Read more

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How do you get hepatitis d, e?

How do you get hepatitis d, e?

D body fluids E from: The hdv virus, aka the delta virus, causes hepatitis d in people who already have hep b. Like hep b, transmitted through sexual contact, contaminated blood or sharing needles. The hepatitis e virus is spread through contaminated food or water. Found in developing countries. No reported case of long term liver damage from it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can one get hepatitis a, b, c, d, and e..And also, are any of them contagous..If yes, which ones?

Can you tell me how can one get hepatitis a, b, c, d, and e..And also, are any of them contagous..If yes, which ones?

All contagious: All are contagious, but route of transmission varies: hep a: fecal-oral (contaminated food, sex, children with dirty fingers). Hep b: sex, blood contact (sharing needles, needle sticks) hep c: blood contact (sharing needles, needle sticks), some sexual transmission (e.g. Fisting or rough anal sex) hep d: you have to have hep b to get hep d hep e: like hep a, mostly in developing countries. ...Read more

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How do I get testing for hepatitis b?

How do I get testing for hepatitis b?

See doc or donate BL: Virtually any doc can run the tests on you. Also, if you go to donate blood, you will be checked. ...Read more

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Could someone get hepatitis from getting fingered?

Could someone get hepatitis from getting fingered?

Unlikely: but still possible, particularly if there was mucosal break, with bleeding. Viral hepatitis (B and C) is usually transmitted by blood to blood contact. ...Read more

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What would cause a 10 year old child to get hepatitis?

What would cause a 10 year old child to get hepatitis?

Many possibilities: Hepatitis=inflammation of the liver. Many viral agents(hep a, b, c, d;mumps, mono or chickenpox can have some evidence of liver irritation. Genetic disorders of metabolism etc. Only a good workup by your physician can point the way to a firm understanding f the cause. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get hepatitis b test results?

Depends: It depends on the type of test. Antibody tests can be completed the same day. Nucleic acid tests may take longer, depending on the frequency with which the lab does the test. Call you doctor if it has been a couple of days since the blood was taken for testing. ...Read more

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Of all the health problems, why would I get hepatitis b?

Of all the health problems, why would I get hepatitis b?

Depends: You can get hepatitis b through sexually, blood to blood contact and during birth . In us and other developed countries, because of universal vaccination and screening, hepatitis b during birth and through blood product is exceedingly rare. If you are not immune, and get exposed to this virus, there is 5 to 10% chance of chronic liver disease from this virus. ...Read more