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Doctor insights on: Immunization Hepatitis

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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


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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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Hepatitis b vaccine failure - will it work with 3 more shots?

Hepatitis b vaccine failure - will it work with 3 more shots?

Hepatitis B vaccine: Kids get 3 shots before age 1 . Immunity is known by taking antibody titer.If you are a dentist or medical personnel you can get the adult hepatitis b given 3x again. ...Read more

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Can I have hepatitis vaccine if my ALT is 80 U/L and doc is not sure about autoimmune hepatitis? Do I need to do further blood works?

Can I have hepatitis vaccine if my ALT is 80 U/L and doc is not sure about autoimmune hepatitis? Do I need to do further blood works?

Yes: Few causes of hepatitis: alcohol, fatty liver (obesity), viral & autoimmune. Check hepatitis B profile (HbsAg & HbsAb) if negative can have vaccine. Check anti-smooth muscle antibody & anti liver/kidney microsomal anti-body for diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. (ANA alone is not enough & your level is low). I know Bangladesh, see a Hepatologist for evaluation. Follow up with me @ healthTap.com ...Read more

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My father (age : 61) is tested reactive on hepatitis b antigen. Is there any side-effect for him to take salmon oil & lecithin to lower cholesterol ?

My father (age : 61) is tested reactive on hepatitis b antigen. Is there any side-effect for him to take salmon oil & lecithin to lower cholesterol ?

Lower cholesterol: Unless there is an allergy or sensitivity, salmon oil and lecithin should be perfectly safe to ingest in moderate amounts. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects with hepatitis vaccine?

Can there be any side effects with hepatitis vaccine?

Minor: Side effects from either hepatitis a or b vaccines tend to be mild. Some people notice a few days of soreness or local redness at the shot site. Much more rarely: tiny fever, feeling tired, a low grade headache, just a sense of feeling unwell, or slight loss of appetite for a day or two. The vaccine has no live virus & thus will not cause hepatitis a. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

See below:: The majority of people who receive the Hepatitis B Vaccine (65%) do not experience any reactions to it. About 3% of those immunized will develop pain and tenderness where the shot was given; low-grade fever occurs in about 1% to 6% of vaccine recipients. Serious reactions are "extremely rare." in far less than 1 out of 10, 000 shots given, or about .001%, a serious allergic reactions may occur. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bruise after having a hepatitis vaccine? It still hurts after several months and i can feel a little lump inside. What do I do?

Is it normal to have a bruise after having a hepatitis vaccine? It still hurts after several months and i can feel a little lump inside. What do I do?

Yes it could be: A normal bruise after any injection. Applying warm packs and taking nsaids/ ibuptofen may help relieve the swelling. See ur dr if there's pus, more swelling and redness. Take care! ...Read more

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Do acne breakouts normally happen after receiving an allergy immunization?

Do acne breakouts normally happen after receiving an allergy immunization?

Acne after injection: No, there is no known reaction after the actual allergy injections. Check to observe if more topicals are applied in relation to the injection. That would be the more likely explanation. ...Read more

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I checked my hepatitis b titer , it is 800 so do I need to take still hepatitis vaccine?

I checked my hepatitis b titer , it is 800 so do I need to take still hepatitis vaccine?

More info needed: If you have not had any HBV vaccine and your anti-hbs antibody is positive, you've had the infection (and the anti-hbc antibody is positive too). No vaccine needed. If you are in the midst of a 3 dose HBV vaccine series and your anti-hbs is now positive, finish the series. It will provide better protection. ...Read more

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How often should my child receive hepatitis b vaccine?

How often should my child receive hepatitis b vaccine?

3-dose series, : Hepatitis b vaccination is typically given; 1st dose within 24 hours of birth, 2nd dose at 1-2 months of age, and 3rd dose at 6 mos. Same vaccination can be started at any age with same intervals, i.e., 0, 1, and 6 month. ...Read more

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