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Doctor insights on: Hepatitis Vaccination

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Is it true that I need a hepatitis vaccination for traveling?

Is it true that I need a hepatitis vaccination for traveling?

Depends: Hepatitis a immunization is recommended for travel to areas of the world with problems related to clean, safe water and sewage contamination. Hbv may be recommended if you have not been immunized before. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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What can you tell me about the hepatitis b virus vaccination series?

What can you tell me about the hepatitis b virus vaccination series?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B is a viral illness that is spread by blood or sexual contact. In this country, most babies now are vaccinated in the first year of life (birth, 2 months old, and 4 months old) to help protect them. If you have not had a Hep B vaccine, getting one is good way to prevent what can be a serious disease. For adults, there is a series of 3 vaccines (schedule depending on the brand). ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis B (Tip)

Treating Hepatitis B

Do notify sexual partners about your hepatitis status. ...See more

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Treating Hepatitis A (Checklist)

Drink plenty of fluids
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Maintain strict personal hygiene
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Follow a bland diet
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If you start feeling worse, call a doctor immediately
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Dilated biliary ducts. No gallbladder. Rt upper qtr pain. Stools formed and green. These symptoms ended in toxic hepatitis previously. Worry?

With ur hx, be safe: With your history as described, and the same symptoms previously ending in toxic hepatitis, than i would get an exam with labs to be safe, best wishes. ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Tip)

Hepatitis

Reishi mushrooms have been clinically shown to boost immunity with hepatitis b. ...See more

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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if you're pregnant
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

Original studies:nbn: Some of the initial studies verifying the benefits of hep b were done in hawaii where there was a long hx of maternal to child transmission.The administration at birth to all willing participants allowed hawaii to be the first state seeing a decline in hep b in its population. Since that time various practitioners follow different protocols. I give it at birth. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more