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Is it safe to visit someone with hepatitis?

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 more

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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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How long after a single unprotected sexual encounter (oral) we can get a reliable test result of hepatitis-a, b & c?

How long after a single unprotected sexual encounter (oral) we can get a reliable test result of hepatitis-a, b & c?

Depends on the test: What was the encounter? Did you lick the woman or did she suck you, or did you suck a man. In any case, you may wait about 6 months before getting tested, unless you get jaundice before that. ...Read more

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I want vaccines for hepatitis a, b and hpv. Is it ok to start them on the same visit or should I space them out?

I want vaccines for hepatitis a, b and hpv. Is it ok to start them on the same visit or should I space them out?

Same day is fine: All 3 can be given on the same day and will not interfere with one another.The hpv, hepatitis a and b are all series and will take more than one visit anyway. ...Read more

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What are the foods safe to eat when you have hepatitis b?

What are the foods safe to eat when you have hepatitis b?

Let me explain: A light diet built on greens, grains, and legumes is best. Don't eat too many raw foods; instead, steam them lightly the best way to get a good supply of the enzymes, vitamins, and other factors that may be destroyed during cooking is to juice vegetables. ...Read more

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What about sex with patient with hepatitis b or c how make it safe?

What about sex with patient with hepatitis b or c how make it safe?

No method is perfect: Is it worth it? You're taking a risk, and even use of condoms is not a foolproof method of protection against transmission of infection that can be acquired from contact with even a small amount of the infected partner's blood. ...Read more

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My friend has hepatitis a. What are the precautions me and my other friends should consider for us to be safe?

Good sanitation: Hepatitis a is excreted in feces. It is transmitted by ingesting contaminated food and also water. Need especially good handwashing and sanitary practices both by the person with hepatitis a as well as their friends and contacts. ...Read more

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Is it safe to donate blood if I have hepatitis?

Is it safe to donate blood if I have hepatitis?

No: Every blood donor undergoes screening blood tests for hepatitis b & c and hiv. If tests positive, blood donaton is not allowed. ...Read more

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Is it safe for baby to receive Hepatitis shot B at birth?

Is it safe for baby to receive Hepatitis shot B at birth?

Yes: Receiving the hep B vaccine within 24 hrs (within 12 h if mom has hep B) reduces the risk of the child against getting the disease. The child should get another dose at 1-3 mos and another at 6-18 mos. A child who gets all 3 shots have a 95% chance of lifelong immunity. Most chronic hep b patients acquired their disease as an infant/child. Please immunize your baby. ...Read more

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