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How To Boost Immune System To Hepatitis B
Yes: About 95% of otherwise healthy adults who are exposed to hepatitis b will control the infection with their own immune systems. The hepatitis b (hbv) is hiding in their liver cells, but usually stays dormant. These people will not have problems with hbv unless their immune system is severely compromised (like with cancer chemotherapy). ...Read more
Blood tested and I am not immune to Hepatitis B. Does that also mean that I don't have Hepatitis B or is that a different test?
Complicated: Hep b serologies must be interpreted with caution Some doctors can misinterpret. An immune individual that received a vaccine has (HBV sAb+, HBV sAg-, HBV core IgG Ab-). Resolved infection (HBV sAb+ or Ab-, ag-, core IgG+). Active infections / chronic infections are always surface antigen positive. If you need help consult me on my prime account ...Read more
My girlfriend was recently diagnosed with hepatitis b, but my results are negative, could I be immune?
Most likely, no: Are you immune because you were vaccinated or you have evidence of previous exposure but your cleared the infection? If you were infected before you are fine. If you were vaccinated, there is a theorethical chance your antibody protection will decrease and you could possibly get infected. In this case you would need boosting of the hepatitis b vaccine. Get a hepatitis b surface antibody checked. ...Read more
Uncomfortable: Not sure what you mean or whether it is related in any way to your liver. Discuss with your doctor. If you have UC there are numerous potential complications. ...Read more
"Hepatitis b patients usually recover completely and are immune" - Does this mean the virus is no longer in the body? Pls explain "recover completely"
No guarantees: You can recover and still have the virus in your system. If so, exacerbations of HBV can occur. Tests are available to determine if the virus, its antigens and its antibodies are present. Most people, after recovery, will remain asymptomatic. But, a few will develop late complications, like chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver tumors. You need follow-up by your physician or a liver special ...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
Doctor said that I'm immune to hepatitis b, which is good. This is obviously from being vaccinated? (twinrix 3 injections). Am I 100% safe from hep b?
Likely: You are nearly 100% immune but there is always a possiblity of losing the immunity. If the doctor thinks that you are immune to hepatitis b is because you were tested for the hb surface antibody and it was present indicating that you are still immune. Precautions should still be taken as necessary and necessitated. ...Read more
Depends: It depends, most people who complete the whole HBV vaccination schedule will show evidence of HBV antiboies. ...Read more
How many times must one get vaccinated in their lifetime to be successfully immune hepatitis b virus?
Usually Once: The hbv vaccine is a series of 3-4 shots over a 6 months time period. At least 90% of people will develop immunity following that series. A portion of remaining people will respond to a second series. There is a very small group who do not develop immunity from vaccination. Booster shots are no longer recommended for people with normal immune status who have been fully vaccinated. ...Read more
How long does the Hepatitis B vaccine last & if you get the vaccine does that make you 100% immune from getting Hep B?
If a father has a hepatitis b, and the mother is immune to the virus, does the baby get any more hepb shots than a baby with normal parents?
How small is the so called "small" risk of acquiring something bad from hepatitis b immune globulin (hbig) used as HBV pep (blood-derived product)?
Very very small: Modern treatment of Immune Globulin products has pretty much eliminated fear for hepatitis or hiv. However one is always concerned over prion which is a particle not degraded by alcohol or heat and can cause a severe neurologic condition. However I have not heard of a single case of this condition induced by immune globulin. Thus there is a risk which is as remote as being struck by lightning. ...Read more
14yr old son. Had 6 doses HepB since infant. Labs levels still too low. If immune system not functioning what can be done? Vomits & sick very frequent
Consult allergist: Consult an allergist/immunologist who may consider an immune evaluation on your son before embarking on the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I believe I have Norwegian scabies. I have weak immune system from hep b and I already had scabies years ago, the main region is my scalp. Is there an?
Probably not Scabies:
Scabies infestations tend to make you itch in all the private places, and on your arms and legs. If your scalp is the only part of your body involved its more likely you have head lice. They are tough enough. If Home remedies and OTC treatments are not working see your PCP for a prescription medication. Also see:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/lice/head/
http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/scabies/ ...Read more
Unclear.: If you are asking how long the vaccine is effective for, the three dose regimen can last a lifetime. ...Read more
Any advice? I have just found out I have got hepatitis b, how long can you have it in your system (body) before it shows up in a test?
Vould it be posible that because I have hepatitis b that the marijuana would stay in my system haven't smoked in over three months and my drug test?
Out of your System: The tch should be out of your system by now after 3 months since last exposure. I encourage you to consider getting off marijuana as it is a very potent and dangerous hallucinogen, nevermind its promotion in popular culture as cool and medically valuable. Besides, just like cigerettes, it could negatively impact the course of your HBV infection. Good luck! ...Read more
20+ years: Hepatitis b vaccine provides protection at least 20 years. ...Read more
Depends: If the father passes it to mom, before or during pregnancy, baby can be exposed & get it. If mom is known to have it, there are things the dr can do to try to stop it from passing to baby. After birth, it is unlikely dad would pass it to baby. It is a blood born agent & I don't see what likely blood contact baby will have with dad. Baby should also get the vaccine at birth. ...Read more
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