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Is A Person With Hep A Contagious Forever
If someone where to catch hep c could you ever be cured from it and not be contagious? And would the body be able to fight it off?
Is there anyway that I can do to at least recover from hep b? I've had this since 2010 and my condition then was acute and not contagious.
My cousin diagnosed w hep A even tho she had her childhood shots how contagious is she? I have two kids but both are immunized
Depends: First, the Hep A vaccine was licensed in 1995 and not widely used in infant shots until a few years later. The immune protection likely wanes some by adulthood, so I consider any adult at some risk. Risk of spread is greatest in the two weeks before and first week after symptom onset. Avoidance of oral and fecal material in that period prevents spread. ...Read more
Hepatitic c- I am so scared to get contagious with hep c im a phlebotomist. My question is could hep c ever be cured like go away?
Yes. There are some humans who clear this viral infection on their own. There are some very successful medications being studied now.
Just remember that using all of the precautions you are taught where you work will protect you very much. ...Read more
Is hep c contagious and if someone gets it could you ever be cured from it? I work in healthcare setting and im stressing over it.
Yes and yes...: Hepatitis c is a viral infection passed via the parenteral route i.e. Blood. The blood of the infected person must get into the blood of the recipient for transmission to occur. Risk factors include IV drugs, tattoos, tainted blood transfusions, body piercings and multiple sex partners. There is treatment for hepatitis c for many successful treatment represents a cure. Good luck! ...Read more
I have done PT for a few months. Have used pillows, heating pads, balls, putty, belts, bands& benches used by other people. Can I get Hep. ABC/STD/AIDS/other contagious diseases if the body parts that touch these "shared things" have cuts/scratches/injuries?
A cashier put the top of a Xmas box in his mouth! If he has STD, Hep. A, B, C, D, E, AIDS&contagious diseases, can I get them if my hand (with cuts)touch box?
No: Not that easy, you still have natural defenses and intact intact immune system (immune competent). Enjoy your Life ...Read more
Colon flush: It's not that it's safe or not, but there is no reason to do a colon cleanse or flush. ...Read more
I lost weight when I got Hep b and how long does a person with Hep B live? Mother and Brother both died of cirouses
Depends: The answer is complicated and depends partly on the stage of cirrhosis, if any, at the time of diagnosis. The prognosis is better if the patient has a good response to antiviral treatment. ...Read more
Depends: Person continues to be contagious as long as symptoms continue to be present. ...Read more
Not proven.: Although we know how a person contracts Hep B, we don't know for sure why some people clear it and other perfectly healthy people don't. However, the diagnosis of chronic hepatitis B is more straightforward. If the hepatitis B infection hasn't cleared, not only will the antibody test still be positive, but so will the tests for the presence of the virus itself. ...Read more
It may be.: As a rare example many pathologists will refuse to do autopsies on someone who has died with a diagnosis of creutzfeld jacob (mad cow) disease. There are other potentially dangerous illnesses in which the organism may survive the patient it has killed (anthrax, etc.). ...Read more
Already contagious: Contagious then.Get a more detailed answer ›
Shingles: A person with shingles is contagious only by direct contact. They are contagious for as long as they have a blister-type lesion. Once the blisters resolve or "crust over", they are no longer considered contagious. This process can take 1-2 weeks from onset of rash. ...Read more
If a person has had previous septicemia 6 years previous, is it possible they still are contagious?
Not really: Septicemia - or sepsis refers to an acute event (usually a bacterial infection) that enters the blood and can cause multi-organ system failure. When a person survives sepsis then they may remain colonized with a culprit bacterial ie. Mrsa or vre but it isn't reasonable to isolate or retreat people after six years (especially if they are asymptomatic). ...Read more
Length of meningitis contagiousness? How long is a person afflicted with meningitis contagious to others?
Is it really bad if someone moves into an apartment where a person who had a contagious disease for 15 yrs?
Apartments: It depends on the disease but most infectious diseases are not casually transmitted and a simple cleaning and disinfecting should be good enough. ...Read more
Is a fever contagious? Is it ok to attend to a person with a fever? Is it contagious that I should be worried? .
No: Fevers are not contagious, however the infection causing it may very well be. Until the source is known, you cannot be advised over the net as to whether you would be at risk. Good luck! ...Read more
How likely is it to contract hep c from accidental, one-time use of another person's nailclippers? Not sure if they have it or not?
During the crusting stage of herpes, its very contagious. But what if the person is taking medication? Still as contagious as it would be if they weren't
Herpes: It sure sounds like you are operating on old information about herpes. If one has herpes they are always contagious, whether they have a sore or not. The rate of viral shedding, however, is unpredictable and untestable. If you have any viral shedding now your contagiousness will be about 50% reduced if you are on medications. ...Read more
Hard to say: CMV is one of the infections that can achieve a latent or hibernating state & reactivate periodically. Day care center studies have documented 30-70% urine or saliva prevalence in 1-3yo. Adults also shed the virus periodically after infection. Regular hygienic practices should be followed in all age groups at any time & those recovering from CMV should not be treated any differently. ...Read more
While: While blood born diseases such as hepatitis c can be contracted by using needles, these diseases can only be contracted by sharing needles with an infected person. If an uninfected person uses a needle repeatedly, but does not share it, they cannot contract diseases such as hepatitis c. Using the same needle repeatedly, though, can cause other problems such as infections from common skin bacteria due to the reused needle no longer being sterile.. ...Read more
Hepatitis B: Highly unlikely. Hep B is a bloodborne virus and transmission from an infected person to someone else requires some exchange of blood. If the person drinking the tea had an open mouth sore and traces of blood got into the tea, there might be some risk to you, but this scenario seems unlikely. Do not, however, share toothbrushes, razors, etc. That could be contaminated with blood. ...Read more
Is it 48 hours when a person starts vomiting that he's contagious? Or 48 hours when symptoms stop?
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