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Hep B Spit
Last week, I was talking to a friend and she lets spit fly out when she talks and like a couple tiny droplets hit my eye. Any risk for hiv or hep b?
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
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
Hi drs, I hve kissed my gf deeply (mouth).I hve hep b.Is there any chance of transmission. I'm very much afraid. I hve tonsil stones too.
Hepatitis b can be transmitter by sweat and saliva in addition to sexual transmission.
Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilliths are unrelated. It is a recurrent condition related to the shape of one's tonsils and the likelihood of a fragment of food being stuck in a groove of the tonsil tissue. Gargle after eating to reduce the risk and reduce bad breath. ...Read more
If you kiss someone with hep b but they have no open sores/blood in their mouth and you have a wisdom tooth growing in could you get hep b from this?
Unknown: Too many variables. Best advice - don't do it. You may want to consider seeing an oral surgeon for assessment of your wisdom teeth. ...Read more
After a casual contact with a hep b patient who had a sore On his mouth I am worried he touched before shaking hands do I need immunoglobulin shot
Do not worry: You might get hepatitis B if you have xsex with an infected person without a condom, share needels (used for injection drugs) with infected people, gettin a tattoo or piercing with tools that are not sterelized, share personal items like razors. You DO NOT CATCH IT from huggin, kissing, sneezing, hand shaking or sharing food or drinks. ...Read more
I had a casual contact with hep b patient he had a sore on his mouth that I am worried he touched before shaking my hand, can I contact the virus?
Not likely: Hepatitis B is a virus that replicates in the liver and thus resides in the blood, semen, or other body fluids from an infected person. Transmission of HBV occurs when such fluid enters the body of someone who is not infected, through a break in the skin. In addition, if you have been vaccinated for HBV in the past, the risk of transmission is markedly reduced. If in doubt, you can be tested ...Read more
ER doc used Purell on his hands, handling the ER pump, before putting his still-wet hands in my mouth. Can Hep B or C or HIV have been transmitted?
Hep B, C & HIV risks: Hep B, Hep C and HIV are transmitted by exchange of bodily fluids. It is highly unlikely for you to have been exposed during the encounter that you described. You are entitled to requesting that your doctors thoroughly wash their hands and wear gloves before examining you. ...Read more
Bit a ear during a fight can this transmit any STD (hiv hep b, c etc.) or do you need a sore in your mouth don't know if blood came into mouth?
Eat healthy: Food choice matters little in the care of the hepatitis b patient, who is probably taking medication to keep the level of virus at bay. Should the disease progress and the liver fail, which in a compliant patient is unlikely today, restricting protein may help some. Otherwise, a healthy diet with relatively little grease and sugar (people overeat these), plus aerobic exercise, is your best idea. ...Read more
Depends: There are several treatments for hepatitis b, but choosing one depends on the length of your exposure. For immediate treatment after infection: vaccination + globulins are given. For chronic stable: adefovir, pegylate interferon or/and entecavir. For chronic: there are several combinations of drugs acting on two of the virus's receptors. Please seek treatment from your primary care physician. ...Read more
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Viral infection: Hepatitis b is a viral infection of the liver; and causes chronic infection in a very large number of people infected as infants or very young children (<5% of people infected during adolescence or adulthood). Chronic infection with hbv results in chronic liver disease, including liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Cirrhosis is irreversible liver scarring and damage. Hepatitis b can be thus deadly. ...Read more
How do you know...: You had hep b? Had to have positive antibodies at some point. However, some may wind down to normal over time. ...Read more
Prevention: Hep b is one of the most durable & dangerous hepatitis viruses & the cause of chronic unrecognized liver disease in infants. Administration of the hepatitis vaccine & globulin at birth has been shown to prevent the spread from a mother with active b, to the child at birth & later in life. Since this was started in hawaii > two decades ago, the rate of liver failure in the state has dropped. ...Read more
At least a carrier: There are other, additional, lab tests to see exactly what your infection and infectious status are. You need to follow up with your doc to find out, to see if you need rx, as well as need for testing of contacts. ...Read more
Hep B cure:
The best cure is avoiding the infection, and for that there is an effective vaccine. It is spread by contact with even a very small amount of blood.
When you get hepatitis b infection, it is usually cleared by the body.
Sometimes there is chronic infection. The vaccination doesn't cure help this. There are treatments that help some people get rid of the virus for good. ...Read more