How can I prevent spreading hepatitis b to others?

Avoid body fluids. Don't share toothbrushes, razors and use barrier contraception. Ideally close contacts should be vaccinated against hep b.
Caution. Hepatitis b is readily spread with bodily fluids. Care should be taken with open sores or wounds. Intercourse should involve barrier protection such as condoms.

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Is there a good way to prevent hepatitis b and c?

Blood borne disease. Can be transmitted in different ways. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), sexually (hep b more than hep c), tattoos, blood transfusion before june 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c), during birth (if mother unaware has hep b). Prevention is to avoid the above. In usa, vaccines given for hep b during childhood, if you never had, get it. No vaccine for hep c yet.Talk to doctor if concerned. Read more...

How can hepatitis b be prevented?

Vaccine, avoid risk. Vaccination is now standard for health care workers, and pediatric vaccines. This should decrease risk from needle stick injuries and sexual transmission. Avoid risk: don't shoot drugs, or snort them. Condoms also help decrease risk of transmission of hep b and other stds main risk is from birth in endemic regions (exposure to infected mother's blood); infants get Immune Globulin and vaccin. Read more...

Is it harmful to have an incomplete dosage of injections to prevent hepatitis b?

Not protected. As is true with any vaccine, if you don't get all the doses, you don't get all the protection. The danger in not being properly of fully immunized is that you are then still susceptible to that particular infection. If you had some doses, your risk of infection decreases, but full protection only occurs with completion of the series, and for some immunizations, routine boosters. Read more...

Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

No. Jaundice can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, hepatitis B being a relatively uncommon cause in the US. Effective hepatitis B vaccination will help prevent hepatitis B, but not say hepatitis C. Read more...
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...

I am positive in chronic hepatitis b and my doctor wants me to drink zeffix limuvidine treatment would this help me get well or is just for prevention?

Hepatitis B. No. Your doctor is giving you medicine to stop the hepatitis from staying active. The medication suppresses the viruses ability to reproduce. It is not a cure but the closest thing to it. Once you start this medication, however, you must always take it. This is very good treatment and your doctor is working to save your life. Read more...