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Getting Hepatitis Tattoo
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
No cancer, hepC--yes: There has never been a report showing tattooing causes cancer, but definitely hepc--yes. Hepc is transmitted because of dirty-needles; the artist may use the same needle used on a hepc positive person, thus can transmit the hepc to you. So, if the needle is sanitized or using a clean/new needle, you won't get hepc from tattooing. So, get tattoo at a clean place! good luck. ...Read more
Hepatitis from tatto: If the artist reuses the same needle than you would be exposed to any number of infections including hepatitis if his previous clients had the infection. Any blood borne infection can be passed by using the same needle on multiple clients. ...Read more
Uncommon: Businesses that offer tattoos know they need to adhere to strict infection control procedures. You should see that they are using fresh, unopened supplies. What we really worry about are home-made tattoos, especially done in groups, or in jails/prisons. Here, even small amounts of blood from one person could be transmitted (along with hepatitis c or b for that matter) to someone else. ...Read more
How likely is it I could have hepatitis c getting a tattoo with homemade tattoo gun 8 years ago I don't remember if it was sanitized or not ?
homemade "gun" was only used by YOU the likelihood of having contracted HEP C with that gun = ZERO
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
I recently got tattooed by a friend. The gun was boiled for 20 minutes, new needles, ink, and sanitation. No one has hepatitis but can still get it?
Hepatitis and tattoo: Hepatitis can be transmitted via non sterilized needles.A reputed tattoo place wold use sterilized needles.However, if your own infection status if known , must be notified to the tattoo technician as he must protect himself and other clients from possible transmission of infection. ...Read more
Yes: You are only at risk is universal infection precautions are not carried out. Ie. Sterilization, disposable needles, etc. Homemade or prison tattoos where the sharing of needles or ink is common is a common source of hepatitis C transmission. Be sure to ensure that your tatoo parlor uses proper sanitary precautions and techniques. ...Read more
If i get a tattoo from a very clean and respectable well known place, is there any chance i contract a disease such as hepatitis or hiv?
Is there still can be any chances of getting hepatitis if i get my tattoo done from a clean place where they use new needle and ink? Any other advices
Don't get a tattoo: It makes it less likely that you would get hepatitis, but there is no real way to say for sure unless you see them using new sterile needles. Best way would be not to get a tattoo at all. ...Read more
Only if the needle used has infected blood on it
If you go to a reputable place where they use a brand new needle and throw away after the use and also the ink is discarded
And for next person same is practiced than you will not get infected with HepC
But if same needle and ink is used there is a good risk of getting HepC ...Read more
How early can you detect hepatitis from a tattoo? I just got a tattoo done but i can't remember if they had the needle unopened. Can you get rid of it
Tattoos and disease: I am not sure what you are asking here. Laws or statutes regulating tattooing differ by state. Whoever does your tattoo should use scrupulous cleaning technique to prevent spread of blood-borne diseases from person to person. If a shop is messy, it is a pretty good indication of cleaning techniques. Common sense will keep you safe. ...Read more
Not if you're smart: Today's professional inkers will show you the sterilized, plastic-sealed containers of ink, and the autoclaved tattoo needles, and break the seals on both as you watch. Do not settle for anything less. Sadly, as dr. Singh points out, some people are dumb enough to be inked by friends or goofballs. ...Read more
Hepatitis: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and it can be caused by many things: virus, alcohol, chemicals, medicines, autoimmune to name a few. When you are infected with a virus it can go away or it can remain latent and quiescent and possibly reactivate later or it can remain active either slowly smoldering or more strongly active. There are 3 main types of viral hepatitis a, b and c. There is tr. ...Read more
Regardless..: Have the inker show you the unopened plastic capsules that contain the ink, and the needle in the paper wrap in which it was autoclaved. Friends have told me what sound like good rules for tattoos -- none before you are 30, and only the tattoo that you have wanted for five years. Fraternity / sorority tattoos work best on the inner ankles; conspicuous tattoos may affect your getting a job. ...Read more
Not if you're smart: Today's professional inkers will show you the sterilized, plastic-sealed containers of ink, and the autoclaved tattoo needles, and break the seals on both as you watch. Do not settle for anything less. ...Read more
Tatoos: There are at least 3 forms of viral hepatitis, a, b, and c. Vaccines are available for a and b. All can be transmitted by dirty needles, and some by food and sexual exposure. Tatoo parlours use needles to inject the dye into the skin, to make the tatoo, and so brand new sterile needles must be used on every client, and proper sterilization must be used in the facility to prevenf spread of disease. ...Read more
Slight elevation of liver enzymes:alt 54 hepatitis? Was vaccinated for a &b. No needle use, tattoos, blood transfusion.
No reason not to: The present form of the vaccine was not available to infants born in the 60's, but i see no reason for them not to get it. In fact, i believe it is required for most health care systems to offer it to any personnel that have patient contact whatever their age. ...Read more
Hepatitis B: In about 80-90% of hepatitis b cases- your body will be able to get rid of the viral infection. In minority cases- the virus will stay and cause a chronic active hepatitis b infection and this can put you at risk to have liver cirrhosis, failure and liver cancer. Treatment for acute infection is mainly supportive care. For chronic active infection- go to see hepatologist for further therapy. ...Read more
Hep C testing:
The "old answer" would be:
1. Abnormal "lfts"
2. At-risk conditions - eg. Blood transfusions pre-1993, any history if IV drug use (even once), history of jaundice or hepatitis etc. Etc.
the CDC is contemplating recommending all us people born between 1946 and 1965 (and maybe 1970) should be screened once.
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hepatitis/actionplan_viralhepatitis2011.pdf. ...Read more
Yes: In short, yes you can get hepatitis C from "snorting drugs" and from using intravenous drugs. This is the most common cause of contracting hepatitis C. The good news is that now a days, we can cure hepatitis C over 90% of the time compared to medications in the past. See a hepatologist for discussion regarding the new therapies. ...Read more