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Doctor insights on: Should I Get A Hepatitis A Shot If I Am Taking Steroids

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Definition)

A viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with ...Read more


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Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while on anabolic steroids? Hepatitis b vaccine anabolic steroids

Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while on anabolic steroids? Hepatitis b vaccine anabolic steroids

Yes: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is not a live vaccine but is made from dna particles only and cannot cause infection. It is well tolerated and safe. This vaccine is given even to newborn babies (in a smaller dose) 3 doses will normally give immunity for life. There is an accelerated dosing given to those traveling into high risk zones--this dosing requires a later fourth dose. Bad disease--get protected! ...Read more

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Does GNC pro performance amp ripped vitapak program contain any steroids in them? I'm a carrier of hepatitis b and heard that I should avoid steroids

Does GNC pro performance amp ripped vitapak program contain any steroids in them? I'm a carrier of hepatitis b and heard that I should avoid steroids

Not supposed to!: Steroids of any sort are supposed to be prescription only. Dietary supplements are not supposed to contain prescription medications, however, they are manufactured w/o 3rd party oversight and have been known to be contaminated by Anabolic steroids to achieve the promised/advertised effect. Oral Anabolic steroids are of concern to the liver but corticosteroids much less so. Talk to your family doc. ...Read more

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I want to try anilingus on my girlfriend. I know this can cause many problems. Can I get a hepatitis b or a shot. Can I do this with out any risk?

I want to try anilingus on my girlfriend. I know this can cause many problems. Can I get a hepatitis b or a shot. Can I do this with out any risk?

To minimize risk: From rimming, wash the anal area prior to the activity and consider using some sort of barrier such as latex dam or even Saran wrap. Infections transmissible from rimming include all the forms of gastroenteritis which may be viral, parasitic or bacterial. Hepatitis a can be transmitted this way but not hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Who should get a hepatitis B shot?

Who should get a hepatitis B shot?

Depends: If you have never had the disease and want to avoid it get the vaccine. If you have had it, the vaccine would be of no benefit. If you have a low risk lifestyle and don't care if you get it, don't. Unfortunately, this is one disease that can be passed sexually, along with other insidious ways, and could result in severe illness or death. ...Read more

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I heard that people with diabetes should now get hepatitis b shots? Is this true? If so, why?

I heard that people with diabetes should now get hepatitis b shots? Is this true? If so, why?

Yes: Everyone with chronic illnesses, risk factors, or immunosuppression should get the hepatitis b series. It reduces the risk of developing hepatitis b if exposed. Diabetes is one of many chronic illnesses that weakens the immune system over the long run. ...Read more

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Can I get the 2nd hepatitis b shot after 2 weeks of getting my 1st hepatitis b shot? If not, how long do I have to wait?

Can I get the 2nd hepatitis b shot after 2 weeks of getting my 1st hepatitis b shot? If not, how long do I have to wait?

Yes: An accelerated vaccine schedule for hepatitis b is at days 0, 7, 21-28, and then 12 months later. This is good for travel or if you are not sure you can come back at week 4. Otherwise, wait until week 4, then come back for your third vaccine at month 6. Most people respond to this series. Remember, 1 -2 vaccinations are better than none, but not as good as following the full schedule. ...Read more

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What is the hepatitis b surface ab; my dropped and I had to get more shots?

Marker of immunity: Surface ab is produced in response to injection of hep b vaccine which contains surface antigen. Surface antibody is protective against hep b infection. If levels of surface antibody drop too low you are no longer protected against hep b and must be re-immunized. ...Read more

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How should you know when to get an injection/shot (hepatitis a and b for example)?

How should you know when to get an injection/shot (hepatitis a and b for example)?

Health care professi: Those in contact/ exposed to bodily fluids/ health care individuals/ active sports/ patient contact. ...Read more

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I had the hepatitis and typhoid shots in 2009 before going overseas. Do I have to get another shot before I go to cambodia again?

I had the hepatitis and typhoid shots in 2009 before going overseas. Do I have to get another shot before I go to cambodia again?

Maybe not, but. . .: Travelers to asia can be vaccinated against diseases such as hep a, hep b, and typhoid, before traveling. A typhoid vaccine injection may be wearing off after 3 yrs (the oral typhoid vaccine is said to last about 5 yrs). If a traveler is a routine, short-term tourist, he doesn't have to check his hep a&b antibodies. If he is staying long-term or at high risk, he can get antibodies checked first. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I go to get hepatitis shot?

Wanted to know where can I go to get hepatitis shot?

Any physician: There are vaccines for both hepatitis a and hepatitis b and indeed one that has both in it. There is no vaccine as yet for types c, d and e. ...Read more

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If my baby ran a fever after the last hepatitis b shot, should she not get the next one?

If my baby ran a fever after the last hepatitis b shot, should she not get the next one?

Yes: Generally fever certainly is not fun, but does not fall under the criteia of a dangerous reaction. And it is still "better" than a serious, potentially life threatening case of the hepatiti b. Immunize! ...Read more

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Hepatitis b vaccination for 0, 7, 21 day schedule - can I actually get my third shot later than the 21st day?

Hepatitis b vaccination for 0, 7, 21 day schedule - can I actually get my third shot later than the 21st day?

Yes: This booster can be delayed for a considerable period without losing the benefit. I would plan to get it as the long term benefit of the first two is not maintained unless you get the 3rd. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a hepatitis b shot if you're on remicade (infliximab)?

Yes: The hep b vaccine is an inactivated (not live) vaccine so is safe if you are on a biologic like remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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My 3 mth old baby had to get his hepatitis b; polio; dtap shots over again, why?

My 3 mth old baby had to get his hepatitis b; polio; dtap shots over again, why?

Building immunity: The infant has a weak immune memory, leaving the protection from single vaccines to a duration of months rather than years unless they receive booster doses. After the boosters are given, and the kid gets older, the protection can last years. Even then, some will require boosting (tetanus) well into old age to maintain a protective level. ...Read more

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Can a person get hepatitis c from only a dental cleaning? If so, how likely? No shots, they just used the scraper and other cleaning tools.

Can a person get hepatitis c from only a dental cleaning? If so, how likely? No shots, they just used the scraper and other cleaning tools.

Universal Precaution: All dental offices follow a protocol called "Universal Precautions"... simply put, assume everyone is infected with something. To that end, masks, gloves, and other barriers are used, and all instruments are steam sterilized. In this way cross contamination is eliminated. ...Read more

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When should my new born get his hepatitis b shot if he didn't get it at the hospital b4 discharge?

When should my new born get his hepatitis b shot if he didn't get it at the hospital b4 discharge?

ASAP: First Hep B vaccine is due as soon as birth. If not given in hospital go to ur pediatrician to get it ...Read more

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Vaccine shots; what are the consequences if you get your hepatitis a vaccine but don't get hepatitis b shot?

Immunity only Hep A: If you had 2 shot series for hepatitis a you are immune from that viral illness for life. There is a combination hep a/hep b vaccine but it sounds like you were not offered that choice & were started on hep a vaccine alone. Talk to your provider about adding hep b vaccine series now as a series of three doses. ...Read more

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If a father has a hepatitis b, and the mother is immune to the virus, does the baby get any more hepb shots than a baby with normal parents?

If a father has a hepatitis b, and the mother is immune to the virus, does the baby get any more hepb shots than a baby with normal parents?

No: A mother who is immune to hepatitis b will not contract the disease. On the same token, her baby will be protected from the disease and will not need more shots compared to a baby of parents who are hep b negative. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times can you get a steroid shot?

Can you let me know how many times can you get a steroid shot?

Steroid Injections: The literature suggests no more than 4 per year or one every 3 months, though you should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Where can I get steroid shots to relieve back pain?

Where can I get steroid shots to relieve back pain?

See PCP: Oral steroids will likely be of little value. Zan epidural steroid injection may (or may not) be the answer. Start with your pcp who can evaluate you and refer you to a pain specialist. ...Read more

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What can be done to get sugars down after a steroid shot?

What can be done to get sugars down after a steroid shot?

Several things: Avoid steroids if possible. Talk to your diabetes doctor before getting steroids to develop a plan based on your usual treatment. If it's too late for those suggestions, be active - try to walk for 5-10 minutes every hour that you're awake. Cut back, or eliminate carbs from your diet until the sugars come down. Just drinking water can often keep sugars below 200-240. ...Read more

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If I am feeling sluggish can I get a B12 shot or steroid shot?

Only from a quack: Please forgive my frankness. Unless you have a specific illness for which one of these injections is appropriate, you are doing yourself a disservice. If you feel ill or are depressed, get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I got a steroid shot yesterday for my allergy reaction. Why is it a steroid, will this need get me buff?

I got a steroid shot yesterday for my allergy reaction. Why is it a steroid, will this need get me buff?

3 types of steroids: Dexamethasone and similar drugs are of the glucocorticoid type of steroid drugs, and has uses in a variety of disorders. It has anti-inflammatory effects and suppresses the immune system's activity (thus treats allergic reactions). Anabolic steroids (type of sex steroids) are abused by some people to increase muscle mass. The third type of steroid are the mineralcorticoids (affects salt balance). ...Read more

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How do. I get help for back pain that has been going on for 23years.? I have had abrasions and steroid shots. None seem to help.

How do. I get help for back pain that has been going on for 23years.? I have had abrasions and steroid shots. None seem to help.

23 years?: That is a very long time to suffer from back pain. Unfortunately, there is probably no single good answer. You will most likely deal with some level of pain forever but there are things to try to be more functional. If you are overweight, do everything possible to lose weight. Try chiropractic, accupuncture and yoga / pilates. Go slow, don't quit!
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Should you get a steroid shot in an artificial knee?

Should you get a steroid shot in an artificial knee?

Never: An artificial knee should never be injected. It is very unlikely to produce any benefit and the infection risk is increased. ...Read more

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If I been on Depo-Provera for 4 years. My shot was due in dec and I didn't get it. How long after will the steroids stay in my body after dec?

If I been on Depo-Provera for 4 years. My shot was due in dec and I didn't get it. How long after will the steroids stay in my body after dec?

Depends: Depending on each individual woman, it may take one month to six months for the Progesterone to fade away. Some women can get pregnant right away after stopping the depto shot. And for other women it may take up to six months to conceive. ...Read more

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