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Doctor insights on: Immunization Hepatitis

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Dr. Jay Park
1,157 doctors shared insights

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


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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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I just received the first shot of the hepatitis vaccine series. Can i still safely breastfeed my baby?

I just received the first shot of the hepatitis vaccine series. Can i still safely breastfeed my baby?

Yes: There is no passage of any detrimental material that we know of into the breast milk from any of the material in any of the hepatitis shots, either a or b. ...Read 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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Could the hepatitis vaccine hurt?

Could the hepatitis vaccine hurt?

Shots hurt: Persons experience pain with injections.That is basic to how the body is wired. The vaccine itself is quite safe and effective. ...Read more

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Is it thought of as dangerous to take the hepatitis b vaccine twice?

Is it thought of as dangerous to take the hepatitis b vaccine twice?

Possibly: Only should take if your immunity is proven to be low by a serum titer. Patients with multiple sclerosis may develope an exacerbation secondary to the components in the the hepatitis b vaccine. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis C (Checklist)

Find a doctor who specializes in treating people with hepatitis C
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Stop drinking alcohol until you find out how your liver is doing
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At a HCV viral load test to make sure you have an active infection
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Get vaccinated for hepatitis B if not already exposed
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Is there an effective vaccine for hepatitis a?

Is there an effective vaccine for hepatitis a?

Yes: There are two good vaccines against hepatitis a. They are interchangeable, so it doesn't matter which brand of vaccine a person receives. The series is a 2-shot series, given 6 months apart. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more