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Can hepatitis be caused by alcohol? I got a after sharing a drink with an indian intern at a party.

Can hepatitis be caused by alcohol? I got a after sharing a drink with an indian intern at a party.

Depends: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, and it is caused by many different ways. The kind of hepatitis you got (a) is caused by a virus that is usually food-borne. That means that you likely got it from food that was tainted with it. It is possible that you drank from a cup from someone who was carrying the virus and was using poor hygiene. Alcohol itself can cause hepatitis if drank in excess. ...Read more

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Was wondering if you can catch hiv, hepatitis or anything from sharing drinks with friends? Thanks

Was wondering if you can catch hiv, hepatitis or anything from sharing drinks with friends? Thanks

No: HIV just won't travel this way. Hepatitis A travels fecal-oral; exceptionally poor hygiene by someone involved presents a risk but probably less than in ordinary eating because of the alcohol. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago - can drink at all? And why do I get drink off just 1 or 2 beers now? My husband was diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago... He served in the military where they treated him a disease

Diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago - can drink at all? And why do I get drink off just 1 or 2 beers now? My husband was diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago... He served in the military where they treated him a disease

He: He gets drunk after just a beer or two now because of his alcoholic hepatitis. The hepatitis means that his liver cells have become inflammed (injured). The unhealthy liver cells can no longer metabolize (break down) the alcohol he drinks. When his liver was healthier, the cells could metabolize the alcohol. If he continues to drink, he may well develop cirrhosis. Cirrhosis destroys liver cells and creates fibrous scar tissue. Since we need our liver to metabolize a lot more than just alcohol, it is essential to live. Please look up alanon in your yellow pages. You clearly would benefit from the knowledge and support that this group can provide. Your participation is anonymous and there is no fee to join.

Please show this to your husband:

no if's and or but's. If you continue to drink, even lesser amounts than before, you will be killing yourself. There are three outcomes for an alcoholic: sobriety, insanity or death. If you elect for sobriety, than let your doctor know and he / she can assist you with obtaining rehabilitation and detoxification if indicated. Alcoholics anonymous is the best back bone for any program of sobriety. Getting a good 12 step sponsor is another essential. Your wife cared enough to contact this site. I hope that you are willing to take the next step in saving your life.

For help with finding alcoholic anonymous meetings in san diego you can check under "find an aa meeting" at the www. Aa.Org website. My best to you and your wife. Sincerely and respectfully, dr. Heidi fowler. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hepatitis C from drinking someone's blood?

Is it possible to get hepatitis C from drinking someone's blood?

Hmmm...: Theoretically, if you get someone else's blood in your mouth and you have sores in your mouth or bleeding gums, you could get hepatitis c. There are lots of reasons to never drink someone else's blood and hcv is one of them. ...Read more

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If I share straw to drink soft drinks or spoons to take ice-cream with a hepatitis (b or c) infected person will I be infected?

If I share straw to drink soft drinks or spoons to take ice-cream with a hepatitis (b or c) infected person will I be infected?

No: Hepatitis b and c are not transmitted through saliva. However, if the infected person has poor dental health, they could bleed in their mouth which minimally increases the risk. ...Read more

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Can I get hepatitis C by sharing a toothbrush with an infected individual?

Can I get hepatitis C by sharing a toothbrush with an infected individual?

Yes: If they have bleeding gums and you have bleeding gums, and brush soon after them, its possible. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get from sharing a drink with somebody?

Too many to list: Almost any infectious disease can be transmitted by sharing a drink. Anything from a cold [virus] to a cold sore[ virus] to bacteria like strep pyogenes, ie strep throat. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from sharing a smoke or drink?

Can you get HIV from sharing a smoke or drink?

No: It's statistically impossible to contract HIV from sharing a drink or smoke or toilet seat or bus seat or the air we breathe. ...Read more

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Can you get oral HPV from sharing a drink with someone who has oral HPV?

Can you get oral HPV from sharing a drink with someone who has oral HPV?

UNLIKELY: In order to acquire papilloma virus infection you need multiple direct contacts with the infected person, , ' sharing a drink ' is not enough contact, of course avoiding is a better method ...Read more

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Can you get aids from sharing a bottled drink with someone?

HIV: Hiv infection is not easy to transmit and requires intimate contact, usually through sex or sharing of blood or tissues from an infected patient. It is not transmittee through inanimate objects by sharing drinks. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get HPV by sharing drinking glasses?

Is it possible for you to get HPV by sharing drinking glasses?

Here are some. ..: This question shows you as a health-conscious person. But, to HPV, there has been no known evidence to support this concern although anecdotal auto-infection or non-sexual transmission of HPV have been occasionally reported. In fact, some 1% of sexually active adults have wart although some 10-15% of them have (+) HPV DNA test, suggesting most of the infected are symptom-free. More? Ask Doc. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from sharing a drink through the same straw with an infected person?

Can you get HIV from sharing a drink through the same straw with an infected person?

No: This is as unrealistic as the idea that one could become pregnant this way. Please forgive my frankness. Family members not sharing the most intimate contact don't infect one another -- we leaned that through the bad years. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from sharing a drink with someone that has herpes and is taking medication for it?

Can you get oral herpes from sharing a drink with someone that has herpes and is taking medication for it?

Yes: If someone has an active lesion (despite medication) transfer could be possible if the lips touch the same area on the glass. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea or clymidia from drinking after someone who has it or sharing a cigarette?

Can you get gonorrhea or clymidia from drinking after someone who has it or sharing a cigarette?

Highly unlikely: You are very unlikely to acquire STDs from sharing glassware or cigarettes, but if you are concerned about transmissible diseases in general, these are not good practices. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stds from sharing a drink with a person who had given oral sex in the past?

Is it possible to get stds from sharing a drink with a person who had given oral sex in the past?

No: STD's are transmitted from one warm, moist place directly to another warm moist place anatomically. ...Read more

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Can u get hep c or HIV from sharing drink bottle and is hep c curable?

Can u get hep c or HIV from sharing drink bottle and is hep c curable?

Family practice: Hep c and HIV is not contacted from sharing glasses. Needs blood or body secretion exposure. Hep c is treated by interferon injections which is 50 percent effective. Hiv has no cure. You may take a combination of medications which can suppress it. ...Read more

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Can I get oral herpes from sharing drinking straw with infected person with no cold sore at the time?

Can I get oral herpes from sharing drinking straw with infected person with no cold sore at the time?

Risky: An infected person can shed virus that could result in transmission without having an obvious lesion. In america at lest 1 in 4 people have herpes - 90% of them do not know they have it, and 3% of them are shedding virus (they are contagious) at any one time. Better to have your own straw and not take a chance. ...Read more

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Can I get hsv1 by kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can I catch it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?

Can I get hsv1 by kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can I catch it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?

Likely: The chances of you contracting hsv are most likely if that person was having a flare-up, but the chances go down if they were not broken out. Best advice is to be careful and kindly refuse affection during flare-ups. ...Read more

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Can I get oral hsv1 from kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can I get it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?

Can I get oral hsv1 from kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can I get it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?

Don't obsess!!: Don't obsess over hsv1. The potential to be exposed to it is very high, so high that by age 27 you probably have already been exposed and don't even know it! While you shouldn't be kissing someone with any type of active virus, drink out of the same glass won't cause an issue and how expensive is it to purchase your own toothbrush. Certainly cheaper that seeing a psychiatrist! ...Read more

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I get strep throat often. I avoid sharing drink, utensils, ect with people which has helped alot, but still seem to catch it once in a while.?

I get strep throat often. I avoid sharing drink, utensils, ect with people which has helped alot, but still seem to catch it once in a while.?

HAND TO FACE TRANSFR: I know a psychologist who studied human behavior & found the average adult touched his/her face with unwashed hands 6x/hr & nose 2x/hr. Anytime we do so we can pass germs from what we touch to areas that allow germs access to the nose & mouth. You can do what you can to avoid it, but strep is carried by at least 5% of asymptomatic people continuously. ...Read more

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Can I still drink socially if I have hepatitis?

Can I still drink socially if I have hepatitis?

What's "socially? ": Have a virgin mary (aka bloody shame - straight tomato juice); it's just as social without putting your liver at risk of turning into pate. ...Read more

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Can you drink every weekend if you have hepatitis B?

Wrong Question: You CAN do it but you SHOULD NOT drink at all with Hep B since your liver already does not function properly and alcohol is very hard on even a healthy liver. Drinking regularly - weekend or daily will only insure that you will need a liver transplant sooner than later - DON'T DRINK with HEP B or C ...Read more

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Does the spoon transmitts the hepatitis viral if sharing it without washing??

Does the spoon transmitts the hepatitis viral if sharing it without washing??

Unlikely: HAV *possible* (fecal-oral transmission, the spoon has to do smth else too) but HBV, HCV need infected bodily fluids or blood to blood contact. ...Read more

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I am hepatitis b carriers, could I drink wine?

A glass of wine...: In a patient with HBV is not likely a toxic event. In the same vein, taking an occasional tylenol (acetaminophen) would not further damage with liver. It is not total abstinence that is necessary but moderation. ...Read more

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Can one drink a little wine with hepatitis b medications?

Better to abstain: The problem is not with the medications, but with the hepatitis itself. People with chronic hepatitis b or c can progress more rapidly if they drink. Avoiding alcohol completely is recommended. ...Read more

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Can your liver enlarge when you have drink after hepatitis?

Can your liver enlarge when you have drink after hepatitis?

Yes: If there is any underlying hepatitis, avoid any hepatotoxic medications. ...Read more