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What to do about hep for my grandmother?

What to do about hep for my grandmother?

Hep?: Do you mean hepatitis? Best to bring your grandma to see her family doc & gastroenterologist. Tests will be needed to determine cause of hepatitis eg medical vs infection. If latter, we need to figure out if it's B or C or otherwise. Then we can discuss treatment options. Be sure to bring all her medications from all her doctors to this visit along w/all her over-the-counter dietary supplemen ...Read more

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Is there a vacination for hep a?

Is there a vacination for hep a?

Yes: There are 2 HAV vaqccines licensed in the us, havrix(glaxo) and vaqta(.Merck). The vaccines produce protective antibody in as little as 2 weeks after the initial dose. Both vaccines are given as a 2 dose series. The second dose is given 6-8 months after the first. These vaccines are highly effective, well tolerated and are recommended for anyone at risk. ...Read more

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How do you get hep a?

Fecal/oral: Oral intake of contaminated food or water, often bad shellfish, or bad hygiene. ...Read more

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How is hep b transmitted?

How is hep b transmitted?

Just like HIV: In very much the same way as hiv: through unprotected sex, especially intercourse, and through blood exposure (e.g. Shared needles and syringes). ...Read more

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How do you contract hep a b c?

Different modes: Hepatitis A is transmitted through the fecal-oral route, namely an infected person sheds Hepatitis A virus in their stool and this is ingested through contaminated food or water. Hepatitis B is transmitted sexually and by blood, but the most common in the world is from mother to child. Hepatitis C is transmitted by exposure to blood from an infected person, very much less by sex or other means. ...Read more

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What are the food for hep b pt.

What are the food for hep b pt.

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

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What is immunity to hep b mean?

What is immunity to hep b mean?

You're done: It means you can no longer be infected, either because you had hepatitis b and recovered from it, or because you were vaccinated and the vaccine was effective. ...Read more