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Dose Everyone Have Hepatitis
What happens if a hepatitis b positive person (who is not aware their status) gets vaccinated for hepatitis b?! nothing? Or adverse reaction?
Nothing: A hepatitis b positive person already has been exposed to the wild virus. The immune system already has responded and has either eliminated the hepatitis v virus or it's gone into a chronic infection status. Presenting the Hepatitis B Vaccine to the immune system is redundant - it already has responded. You might notice soreness or redness at the injection site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tested negative for HBsAg and HBsAb but was vaccinated against HepB (3 doses) 21 years ago.
Should I receive 3 doses or 1 booster dose now?
Booster probably OK: Since you were vaccinated, your test for antibody (HBsAb) should be positive. However, it's pretty common for the test to become negative after many years. You're probably still protected. However, it would be best to be re-immunized. A single dose probably is sufficient -- but check with your doctor or the public health department for local recommendations and advice. Good luck! ...Read more
No: Nothing bad--get the 3rd dose when you can. At worst, you may need additional boosters. That can be determined by a hbsab test after you complete the series. If it's positive, it means you're immune. ...Read more
No: It's not dangerous, but probably not necessary. It's possible that it will strengthen your immunity. ...Read more
How do u detect hepatitis a and/or hepatitis b infection(s) when u have been immunized with twinrix? Antibody level would b high due 2 vaccination.
If we miss 1st dose of ipv Hib rotavirus vaccine along with 1st dose of opv hepb DPT can it be taken along with 2nd dose to my child who is of 75old?
Not advised: It is not a huge problem if you miss a dose of vaccines. Hepatitis- if your child has no high risk behaviors, it can wait. Ipv- polio is unlikely in the continental United States so if it is a few months late, no problem. Rotavirus cannot be given after 8 months so ask your pediatrician bout that. Hib can be caught up later. Often less reactions to all vaccines when given a little older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For what duration does normal tetanus vacine (single dose) tt protects the reciver from tetanus who has never been immunized before?
Tdap guideline: Persons age 11 years or older who have not received Tdap vaccine or for whom vaccine status is unknown should receive a dose of Tdap followed by tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) booster doses every 10 years thereafter. For people who are unvaccinated or behind, complete the primary Td series (spaced at 0, 1–2m, 6–12m intervals); substitute a one-time dose of Tdap for one of the doses in the series, preferably the first ...Read more
Cirrhosis?: Recommendations for people with hepatitis c and cirrhosis include avoiding all alcohol, vaccinations for hepatitis a and b if never exposed, ultrasound for liver cancer every six months, endoscopy to look for enlarged veins in the esophagus, limit tylenol (acetaminophen) and discuss all meds with your doctor, and develop a plan for treatment of hepatitis c. Regular doctor visits for monitoring are critical. ...Read more
Non Reactive: Inconsistent with immunity, less than 10 mIU/mL. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody. Does this mean I don't have Hepatitis B as well?
You don't most likel: there can be a problem with the test if the antibody has not developed (takes up to a month) or if the viral proteins are so much that it sucks up all the antibody. Gnerally both the viral protein and antibody levels are measured at the same time. but seems negative. ...Read more
Theoretically: It should. But as always it is wise to take measures to minimize risk for blood borne diseases regardless of vaccination status. ...Read more
No: Vaccines are fine with commonly prescribed medications. There are some conditions like pregnancy or immune disorder where certain live vaccines must be avoided. Also vaccines must be avoided with any prior allergy to them, but they are fine with most commonly prescribed medications. ...Read more
Hep B vaccine: You should be vaccinated against hepatitis a & b. Unfortunately there is not yet a vaccine for c. The more common cause of cld is non-alcoholic steatorrheic (or fatty liver), but there are several other causes for which you should be evaluated, several of them uncommon, but need exclusion. See a GI doctor with interest in liver disease. ...Read more
Nothing special: The vaccine is a synthetic replica of hep B antigens and is designed to help the body develop Hep B antibodies without experiencing the disease.Since they will already have hep B antibodies from thee prior illness, the vaccine at most could provide a small boost in antibody level. However, this has no effect on any existing hep B problem. ...Read more
Will I be okay if i'm vaccinated to hepatitis b and i'm in relationship with a person who has chronic hepatitis b?
Absolutely safe: Totally safe for both of you.Get a more detailed answer ›
No reason : Why not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Need revaccination: The most common reason is improper interval vaccination. But some may not develop immunity and so repeat course is recommended. ...Read more
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