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Dr. Corey Clay
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Infectious Hepatitis (Overview)

Infectious hepatitis = disease of liver caused by hepatitis A virus infection.


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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. Corey Clay
7 doctors shared insights

Infectious Hepatitis (Overview)

Infectious hepatitis = disease of liver caused by hepatitis A virus infection.


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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

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I am a healthy carrier and non-infectious hepatitis - am I allowed to work in hospital?

Complex question: Your question is quite specific and work-related. You will get a more appropriate answer by asking your hospital's occupational health nurse or your infection control practitioner. ...Read more

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What are tests for common infectious diseases like viral hepatitis?

Assays.: These kinds of diseases are tested for ny tests called assays that test for viral antigen oe antibodies to the viral antigens or proteins. For example, the hepatitis b surface antigen (hbsag) is the screening testy for hepatitis b infection. Meanwhile, the anti-hbs antibody tells if the person has recovered from the hepatitis b infection, or has been vaccinated. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis a contagious?

Is hepatitis a contagious?

Hepatitis A: Yes. Of course. But, children began being immunized for this as part of the pediatric immunizations in the late 1980s or early 1990s in america. Hepatitis a is caught by eating or licking or ingesting fluids or solids infected with hepatitis a. Why do you think you have it? ...Read more

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What does reactive hepatitis b means? is it curable? is it contagious?

What does reactive hepatitis b means? is it curable? is it contagious?

It depends: It depend specifically on what test is reactive. There are a dozen different kind of tests and your question is impossible to answer since you did not share exactly what test is positive. Reactive could mean immunity from vaccination to immunity from prior exposure to active disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a type of hepatitis contagious by touching someone or sharing blood?

Can you tell me is there a type of hepatitis contagious by touching someone or sharing blood?

Hepatitis: Hepatitis B and C are bloodborne infections. Transmission occurs through exposure to infected blood that gets into your system through an open wound or through mucosa (mouth, eyes, genital, rectal, e.g.). Hepatitis A is acquired through contaminated food and water. You cannot get Hep B or C by touching someone who is infected. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

Blood borne: Hep c is usually transmitted through blood and body fluid exchange, including sex. It is not transmitted through casual contact like shaking hands. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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