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Doctor insights on: Jaundice And Hepatitis B Vaccine

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Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

Only HepB jaundice: Hepatitis b vaccine will only prevent the jaundice caused by hepb virus infection (and hepa vaccine will likewise only prevent jaundice caused by hepa virus). Jaundice from other causes will not be prevented. Examples are newborn jaundice, hepatitis c, bile duct malformations, gallstones or gallbladder disease, alcoholic liver damage, other viral hepatitis, etc... ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Do most hospitals and clinics require you to get a hepatitis b vaccine?

Do most hospitals and clinics require you to get a hepatitis b vaccine?

Hep B vaccine: Not if you do not work there. Only employees who work in hospitals and clinics are required to take the vaccine to prevent them from getting it from an infected patient. ...Read more

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I got a booster dose of hepatitis b vaccine during gradual withdrawal of prednisolone, am I in danger?

Not from vaccine: If your system was still under the systemic effects of the prednisalone, your dose of vaccine may not have produced any desired boosting effect and might warrent re-doing. The vaccine itself is not a live product and will not activate and harm you. ...Read more

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I had a booster dose of hepatitis b vaccine during gradual withdrawal of prednisolone, am I in danger?

I had a booster dose of hepatitis b vaccine during gradual withdrawal of prednisolone, am I in danger?

? danger?: I wouldn't consider the situation dangerous but would consider another Hep B booster. You may not have the full protective effect of the vaccine if you were on therapeutic levels of steroids at the time. ...Read more

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I got hepatitis B vaccine after working in clinics some years. My blood HbsAg is negative. Is this enough to confirm that I do not have hepatitis B?

I got hepatitis B vaccine after working in clinics some years. My blood HbsAg is negative. Is this enough to confirm that I do not have hepatitis B?

Yes: If you are hepatitis B surface antigen negative and have not been recently exposed to a potentially infected individual, then you are very close to 100% assured not to be a hepatitis B carrier. You should get your hepatitis B surface antibody level drawn at some time, to see if you responded to the first vaccination. You should also be revaccinated with the hepatitis B vaccine at the 10 year mark, ...Read more

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How do I know if I need a hepatitis b vaccine?

How do I know if I need a hepatitis b vaccine?

VIS Statement: There is a vaccine information statement put out by the cdc that lists it's indications. As a pediatrician, I think everyone should get the vaccine. It is universally recommended for everyone under age 19 and for many categories of others including those with more than one sex partner, household contacts of people with hepatitis b, people with chronic renal or liver disease and other categories. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b vaccine is wearing off, what to do?

Get a booster: If you have concerns about waning immunity, you can receive a booster dose. If you had the primary series or part of it, this will help. ...Read more

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What is in the hepatitis b vaccine? How does it work?

Proteins: It works by including one of the viral surface proteins. This causes one's immune system to react and create protective antibodies for the hepatitis b virus. It takes several of the vaccines to get the adequate amount of antibody necessary to protect from disease. Great Question! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

See below:: The majority of people who receive the Hepatitis B Vaccine (65%) do not experience any reactions to it. About 3% of those immunized will develop pain and tenderness where the shot was given; low-grade fever occurs in about 1% to 6% of vaccine recipients. Serious reactions are "extremely rare." in far less than 1 out of 10, 000 shots given, or about. 001%, a serious allergic reactions may occur. ...Read more

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Does my baby really need the hepatitis b vaccine, living in a typical suburb in the u.S.?

Does my baby really need the hepatitis b vaccine, living in a typical suburb in the u.S.?

Lifetime protection: Years ago they targeted risk groups for the vaccine & it made no dent in the hep b in the country. In hawaii where it sometimes passed mom to baby, they started giving it to all babies & started to see a drop at all ages. Use in infants protects them for a lifetime, no mater what type of lifestyle or exposures they have. I have seen a 9mo with hep b chronic hepatitis/failure & it wasn't pretty. ...Read more

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Is the hepatitis b vaccine effective for life?

Maybe not: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is 2-3 shots. Some people may have protective antibodies for life, but many people's antibodies decrease as time goes by. Any person at high risk of contact with blood should get his antibody level checked, and get booster shots if his level is low. High risk persons include anyone with a household member who carries hepatitis b, healthcare workers, first responders, etc... ...Read more

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Could I give hepatitis b vaccine intravenously?

Could I give hepatitis b vaccine intravenously?

Why ever?: The purpose of a vaccine is to stimulate the immune system. To do that it is injected into muscle or fatty tissue where it is processed slowly by the active immune system to stimulate antibody formation. Inject it IV and it has minimal and brief contact with the immune system and will be deconstructed by the liver or washed out through the kidneys within hours. ...Read more

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What would happen if a hepatitis B patient got the hepatitis b vaccine?

What would happen if a hepatitis B patient got the hepatitis b vaccine?

Nothing special: The vaccine is a synthetic replica of hep B antigens and is designed to help the body develop Hep B antibodies without experiencing the disease. Since they will already have hep B antibodies from thee prior illness, the vaccine at most could provide a small boost in antibody level. However, this has no effect on any existing hep B problem. ...Read more

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What is an employers responsibility in reference to hepatitis b vaccine?

What is an employers responsibility in reference to hepatitis b vaccine?

Offer vaccination: Osha requires employers to offer the vaccination to workers who are at higher risk to exposure to blood and/or body secretions such as health care workers and first responders. The vaccine should be without cost to the employee. ...Read more

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Will the hepatitis b vaccine raise my child's risk of sids?

Will the hepatitis b vaccine raise my child's risk of sids?

No: The vaccine haters have flittered like butterflys from one issue to the next. For a time they blamed cerebral palsy on vaccines, then crib death and now autism. The rumor mill wanders back and forth for any issue that is hard to explain. The vaccine has been used extensively in hawaii starting with a newborn dose for 2 decades and no such assooociation has been reported. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more