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Medicine For Infectious Hepatitis
No: Nothing that works as well as prescribed drugs, which are very effective. ...Read more
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
Sure: I see no reason why you would not be able to. ...Read more
Nothing: The chance of contracting hepatitis from a drinking glass is exceedingly rare. ...Read more
More information: Can't say for sure without more information. Aske your doctor. ...Read more
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
Yes: Not a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No!: Absolutely hell no!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Varies: Worldwide, commonest cause of infection-chronic carrier (mom) spreads virus to infant during birth process; this often will lead to a chronic carrier state in infant; process continues over generations. May be prevented with hbig to infant, subsequent immunization. Immunize before sex activity starts may decrease another source for carriage. Not all infected are carriers, or actively infected. ...Read more
Does svr for hepatitis C (after therapy) mean total eradication of the virus? Can a man with svr on HCV be infectious to other household members?
Took gloves off after spraying shoes with antibacterial spray in case of infectious body fluids and outside of glove flicked cut arm HIV or hepatitis?
See below: Very very low risk but notify your doctor. ...Read more
Was spraying shoes with disinfectant incase of infectious body fluids when I took gloves off disinfectant splashed my mouth hepatitis or HIV risk?
HBsAg-, anti HBc IgM+, IgG- and anti HBs Ag-. Should you still get hepatitis B vaccine? No immunity, but new infection, not infectious.
Hepatitis: You do not have HepB, but do have HepC and need further evaluation to determine whether or not therapy is necessary. Yes, you should receive HepB vaccine, particularly since this history suggests behavioral risk factors. Best wishes. ...Read more
My partner had hepatitis A before, his doctor said that he is not contagious now since he already survived it. Am I still at risk to got it?
No danger to you.: Hepatitis A is a predominantly acute gastrointestinal illness that is obtained/transmitted through fecal matter and contaminated food/water sources. Once you have had hepatitis A, you might be sick for ~ 3-4 weeks afterwards but then retain immunity for life. Blood testing will continue to show past exposure to Hep A, but there is no future danger for the patient or any future partners. ...Read more
No: There's no risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
I visited a mansion. I was asked to put some nylon/metallic paper shoes (reusable)around my sandals. Can I get foot/fungus/Hepatitis/contagious diseases?
Little or no chance.: Relax, you'll be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Difficult to cure: Once infected with Hepatitis B virus, only a small percentage of people can be cured. Infection frequently requires chronic suppressive therapy with medications such as Peg-interferon (an immune system modulator) and antiviral medications such as lamivudine and adefovir. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with blood/bodily fluids (safe sex, no needle sharing, etc) and getting vaccinated. ...Read more
Hep b medicine: There multiple medications for hepatitis b however once with lowest resistance to virus is tenofovir (viread) interferon also use but has many adverse side effects. Treatment depends whether virus in immune tolerant (immune sleeping stage) or immune active (immune fighting stage) this is determine based on liver enzyme elevation and amount of virus in blood and specific marker hbeag. ...Read more
Yes: I am not sure, but I think what you are asking is if you can get Hep B by using IV drugs (like heroin)? If so, the answer is unfortunately yes. Sexual contact and shared needles can both result in Hep B transmission, which is spread via blood or bodily fluids. My advice is, always practice safe sex, don't share needles, get vaccinated against Hep B, and get tested. ...Read more
Of course not!: Did you even consider that you would receive another answer? Absolutely not! ...Read more
Sometimes no symptom: Hep b is a virus which can cause liver disease, including liver failure, but often shows no symptoms for years, even though it is doing damage. Symptoms can be vague: nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite, changes in skin coloring, abdominal pain. Hep b is detected by a blood test, and if you don't carry the virus, you can get a vaccine against it. Hep c is similar, but deadlier & no vaccine yet. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of hepatitis B? What are the symptoms of hepatitis B? What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?
It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read more
Several: Are available such as lamivudine, helps era, etc. Depends on your viral load beset a hepatologist. ...Read more
See a specialist: This is a rapidly changing area and seeing a liver specialist is the best way to find the best current medication. From an alternative stand point I recommend silver shield brand of colloidal silver. It's unique molecular structure sets up an electromagentic resonance that causes clumping of active viral RNA preventing insertion into new host cells www. Medacpc. Com. ...Read more
Hepatitis B: Assuming the clinical presentation is such that medications are warranted, the current first line pharmaceuticals used are pegylated interferon alfa, entecavir, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. This is a complex disease and the patient should be under the care of a specialist. ...Read more
Viread and Baraclude (entecavir): These are currently the 2 best oral drugs on the market to suppress viral load with low resistance. ...Read more
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