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How will I know when I have recovered from an acute hepatitis b infection?

How will I know when I have recovered from an acute hepatitis b infection?

Lab tests: Your lab test which show normal liver function tests and no hepatitis b virus detectable by PCR testing. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I was just diagnosed with acute cmv. How do I prevent others from contracting it, especially my husband? Could I have contracted it from a blood tran?

I was just diagnosed with acute cmv. How do I prevent others from contracting it, especially my husband? Could I have contracted it from a blood tran?

Yes: If you just had a blood transfusion and developed acute CMV shortly afterwards, that is the most likely cause. CMV is transmitted in various ways, and it's often hard to figure out how it was transmitted. I would refrain from sex and sharing body fluids until you have recovered. ...Read more

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How do I know that I have completely recovered from typhoid? And im not a carrier

How do I know that I have completely recovered from typhoid? And im not a carrier

ALL WELL/STOOL CULT: You will have completely recovered from typhoid fever when you feel completely well after having finished a complete course of antibiotics. You need to have a negative stool culture to be sure you are not a carrier. ...Read more

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I have just recovered from dengue, wanted to know that if I can drink alcohol or smoke, will that recall dengue again ?

I have just recovered from dengue, wanted to know that if I can drink alcohol or smoke, will that recall dengue again ?

Dengue recovery: Dengue fever is a nasty viral infection. Good to hear you've recovered from it. Your body used up some valuable resources fighting it - I'm sure. Going back to drinking alcohol and smoking is not doctor recommended. Certainly you could, but these factors weaken the body over time -- think of the risks! Are you sure you want to harm yourself like that? Hope you'll take care... ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many people with acute hepatitis get it from some one that had chronic hepatitis?

Can you let me know how many people with acute hepatitis get it from some one that had chronic hepatitis?

Question ?: Your question is difficult to answer due to following reasons chronic hepatitis can be caused by hep b virus and hepatitis c virus.There is different mode of transmission for hep b as it can be passed in close contacts through bodily fluid contacts, infected blood, mother to fetus passage, breast milk. Hep c is transmitted by contaminated blood and when needles are reused in some countries, not in us. ...Read more

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I recently found out I have recent acute CMV. I am 14weeks pregnant. What can I do to prevent my baby from get CMV if she is not already infected?

I recently found out I have recent acute CMV. I am 14weeks pregnant. What can I do to prevent my baby from get CMV if she is not already infected?

If paired CMV IgG &: IgM titers document a primary CMV infection in the 1st trimester, a Fetal Maternal Medicine Specialist needs to follow your pregnancy. No treatments for CMV are safe for pregnant women. Chance of transmission to fetus is 30-50%; chance of neonatal symptoms, 10%; chance of symptoms by age 2, 20%. Baby will need regular Early Intervention assessments & tests of hearing & vision, if infected. ...Read more

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I m infected with herpes type 2 which i got due to "auto-inoculation" . I never had any physical relationship. Is it possible that i m HIV infected?

I m infected with herpes type 2  which i got due to "auto-inoculation" . I never had any physical relationship. Is it possible that i m HIV infected?

Possible, unlikely: Herpes is a viral infection that rests in the dorsal root ganglion of the spine. Hiv is a viral infection that courses through t cells (a type of white blood cell in the blood stream). Although it is more likely that a person with herpes will get HIV through contact it is necessarily the case. Additionally, the same way a ford will never be a lamborghini, herpes will never become hiv. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm positive from hepa b. will I be cured right after I had hepa b vaccine ?

What do you advise if I'm positive from hepa b. will I be cured right after I had hepa b vaccine ?

Confusing question: If you are positive for Hep B then you have the disease. The vaccine does not treat the disease.The vaccine would only be helpful if given before exposure to prevent it. There is no cure for Hep B although there are supportive treatments.Once you are infected it must run its course. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with chronic hepatitis b way back 2005, i don't take any medication since then... What is the possibility that i can be cured?

I was diagnose with chronic hepatitis b way back 2005, i don't take any medication since then... What is the possibility that i can be cured?

Can be treated: Chronic hepatitis b can be treated with fda approved medications, but cure rates vary. Seek out the consultation of a liver specialist (hepatologist) to further investigate your treatment options. ...Read more

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I have chronic hepb which has caused cirrosis is it likely to get worse ? Also what illnesses am I likely to get from it.

I have chronic hepb  which has caused cirrosis is it likely to get worse ? Also what illnesses am I likely to get from it.

Cancer: The biggest concern besides the progression of cirrhosis to decompensated disease is the development of hepato cellular carcinoma. Fortunately there are good treatment options for hcc included preferred transplant listing if detected early. I strongly suggest you follow closely with a gastroenterologist who obtains AFP and imaging every 6months. ...Read more

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Hello, I wanted to know could you get oral herpes from kissing a person and smoking after a person if they do not have an outbreak? I've went to the d

Hello, I wanted to know could you get oral herpes from kissing a person and smoking after a person if they do not have an outbreak? I've went to the d

Yes: But most people already carry this virus. Probably you are one of them. 90% of people colonized by hsv-1 have no symptoms and are not aware that they are infected. If you already carry this virus there is no risk from exposure to it. ...Read more

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After i got dengue i had liver inflammation .....Is it due to the virus or other reasons...... Thank you.....

After i got dengue i had liver inflammation .....Is it due to the virus or other reasons...... Thank you.....

No way to tell: However, i'm concerned about your history -- 14 drinks of alcohol per day is, in my opinion, too much for anybody. And you've continued despite knowing you have liver trouble. I think most folks here will agree you should cut back or stop. It's no wonder your liver is inflamed. Please get re-tested after you stop the alcohol and if still inflamed, get hepatitis, iron overload and more testing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could not be infected with HIV after 10 years exposure?

Not very catching: In the old days before there was any effective treatment, the large majority of wives of infected husbands, having regular unprotected sex, did not contract the virus. And you may carry one of the genetic mutations that makes you resistant. It's important though to eliminate what risks you have in your own life, even though you've been fortunate up to now. ...Read more

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I have hep c. I have not been exposed to any way of transmission. I think i got sick from eating raw meat and that derived to hep. C. What can I do?

I have hep c. I have not been exposed to any way of transmission. I think i got sick from eating raw meat and that derived to hep. C. What can I do?

See liver specialist: Hepatitis c therapy has improved tremendously over the past couple years, and there are many newer therapies being studied currently that might be available within the next 18 months, leading to better cure rates. I recommend you go see a liver specialist to discuss your options. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed as a MRSA carrier when i had an operation about a month ago. I wonder if i can do something to get rid of it. I suffer from eczema?

Not really...: There really are no great treatments to eradicate MRSA colonization. Some doctors will prescribe Mupirocin nasal (mrsa livesbehind the nasal passages) and a medication called rifampin. Truth is this doesn't work well and exposes you to risks of medications and antibiotic resistance. Really, we're covered with bacteria and MRSA is nothing for you to worry about unless you have an active infection! ...Read more

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If I had sex with someone with staph how long until I see symptoms of I contracted it. ?

If I had sex with someone with staph how long until I see symptoms of I contracted it. ?

Not enough informati: "Staph" is a bacterial species, not a diagnosis. Cultures from perfectly normal people often grow these bacteria. If he had impetigo or cellulitis you may soon have a problem. Did you shower with soap soon after sex? ...Read more

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May I know after having dengue fever how long until I can donate blood to the others?

May I know after having dengue fever how long until I can donate blood to the others?

American Red Cross: recommends deferring blood donations for 6 months if you have had Dengue Fever. “In most countries, donors who have been infected with dengue virus are deferred for periods of up to 6 months or even longer if they have received blood transfusions.” REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713854/
REF: http://www.americanredcrossblood.org/faq.html ...Read more

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