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What happens if have roommate with infectious hepatitis?

What happens if have roommate with infectious hepatitis?

Depends on type: Infectious hepatitis can be hep a, b, c, d or e. Hepa is spread by eating contaminated food, and can be transmitted hand-to-mouth. Hep b, c, d and e are only spread by blood and sexual contact. If roomie has hepa, don't share food, do wash hands well, and avoid eating wherever they may have gotten sick. If other types, don't share razors, & do use gloves/condoms if any blood or sexual contact. ...Read more

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


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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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What happens if have roommate with infectious hepatitis?

Depends on type: Infectious hepatitis can be hep a, b, c, d or e. Hepa is spread by eating contaminated food, and can be transmitted hand-to-mouth. Hep b, c, d and e are only spread by blood and sexual contact. If roomie has hepa, don't share food, do wash hands well, and avoid eating wherever they may have gotten sick. If other types, don't share razors, & do use gloves/condoms if any blood or sexual contact. ...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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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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I am a healthy carrier and non-infectious hepatitis - am I allowed to donate blood?

I am a healthy carrier and non-infectious hepatitis - am I allowed to donate blood?

More information : Can't say for sure without more information. Aske your doctor. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more