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Is It Safe To Visit Someone With Hepatitis
Yes!: Always use good hand hygiene when visiting anyone who is sick. You didn't mention what type of hepatitis your friend has--some types like hepatitis b and c are spread by contact with blood or sexual contact, so it is very unlikely you could be exposed to them by just a casual visit. Hepatitis a is commonly spread via food. You can have a nice visit without any direct physical contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With caution: Being hepatitis b positive (carrier state) and having the disease are different. I think it is wise that you read and ask always if these medications are processed to through the liver to be safe since hepatitis affects the liver; avoid those or use sparingly...Including alcohol! ...Read more
It's not: Now, if a patient had the horrible anaplastic thyroid cancer, and was undergoing some active treatment, then, of course, any illness would be a detriment. Papillary or follicular thyroid cancers are well managed in most patients, and the common cold would not particularly affect the patient, any more than the general population. Good luck. ...Read more
Usually yes: If you practice good hygiene (don't share food or drinks, wash hands frequently, etc.) the chances of contagion are low in most cases. If someone is immunocompromised or chronically ill, extra precautions or isolation should be observed. Some viruses which cause vomiting may be spread via the respiratory tract, but that is not as common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardio doc to clear: ...You for take off. There are so many different heart conditions, some very benign like a mitral valve prolapse, to very dangerous like heart failure or heart block. Do not hang glide until you and your cardiologist have figured out exactly what you have, how it may affect your consciousness, and ability to hang glide safely. Good luck. ...Read more
Please ask your doct: Exercise is crucial for everyone. The amount of exercise and the type of exercise will be dependent on your blood count and your general physical condition. Your doctor may recommend just walking or gentle bike riding. The treatments for aplastic anemia may govern the types of exercise, as well. ...Read more
Yes: As long as they have washed their hands throughly after using teh batheroom. ...Read more
Depends on immunity: Herpes zoster is the chicken pox virus, so a person with zoster can touch any normal person (not immunocompromised, not on prednisone, not a baby) who has immunity to the virus from a past vaccination or a past case of chicken pox or zoster. Otherwise, the zoster patient can wait until all his rash is fully healed (although he is probably not contagious once his scabs are all dry and healing). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: True bacterial meningitis is an urgent and hospital treated infection. No optional procedure would be done during the initial period of treatment in what is considered an unstable patient. After treatment has cleared the infection, elective procedures could be done if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See experts early: Ideally a woman with sle would see her rheumatologist and a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist before trying to conceive (ttc). Then lab tests could be ordered, records reviewed and risks discussed. Those include preeclampsia and poor fetal growth. She should ask her OB to refer her to the mfm doctor early in the pregnancy and on ongoing basis to help evaluate mom + baby and plan for delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do plan this out: Although pregnancy is protective, watch out for your ms meds. Other than copaxone, (glatiramer) the others have risk for unborn child, especially aubagio, which clearly causes birth defects. So, before getting pregnant, discontinue your meds for a sufficient period of time, which may involve a few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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