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Vaccination For Hepatitis

Vaccination for hepatitis is given to have protection from hepatitis infection. Hepatitis B vaccine is given for children and adults who have an increased risk of getting hepatitis B. It is usually given in three series. Vaccination for hepatitis A is of two types. The first type is a single dose of vaccine and the second type is a combination vaccine used to protect from both hepatitis A and B.

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I developed symptoms of autoimmunity after Hepatitis B vaccine. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Before the vaccinations, I was in good health and optimal fitness level. The Hepatitis B vaccine caused me an unresolved encephalopathy and symptoms of autoimmunity. It caused flu-like symptoms, including malaise, sore throat, diffuse musculoskeletal pain, extreme exhaustion, numbness of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most likely it is acute polyneuropathy. It is important to find the cause because treatment is based on it. Get an MRI of the spine and brain. Nerve conduction velocity of all four limbs. Meanwhile, you try taking tablet Neurobion Forte (Multivitamin), t...  Read Full »

My HBsAg is positive. Will I transmit hepatitis B to my partner?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male, and I want to ask few questions regarding my condition. I am a dental student. When I was in the ninth standard, I was diagnosed with hepatitis B. The doctor performed many tests, like PCR (negative), HBsAg (positive), HBeAg (negative), and ALT (normal). I have he...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, vertical transmission and sexual transmission of hepatitis B virus are possible. Vertical transmission usually occurs due to close contact of father's body fluids with a newborn child. So, avoiding close contacts will help. In precautions, vaccination for the sp...  Read Full »

I am 40 years old and seeking information on hepatitis B. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old and seeking information about Hepatitis B and its potential impact on well-being. Kindly answer the questions. What are the symptoms associated with Hepatitis B infection, and how is it transmitted? Is there any lab test to confirm this infection? What is the vaccina...  Read Full »

Dr. Swapnil Saurabh Deka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Hepatitis B is a virus affecting the liver in various ways. The liver is an important organ and an affected liver can hamper the lifestyle. Vaccination is essential to prevent the infection of hepatitis B. Get tested for hepatitis B and...  Read Full »

What are the chances of contracting HIV if a condom breaks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old heterosexual male. I am HIV negative with no known STD. I always have safe sex. I always have very safe sex with girls who are not sex workers. But may have casual sex with others. Generally, I would imagine that they too would be practicing safe sex with their regul...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An unsafe sex increases the chance of contracting STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) as well as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). As you mentioned that the status of your partners are mostly not known, so this puts you in risk of contracting STD or HIV if you get in...  Read Full »

Can I take the hepatitis B vaccine before HIV meds?

Query: Hello doctor, I just found I am HIV positive, but I am not on medication yet. My CD4/viral load count is 445 /22,500. I do have issues with my liver enzyme Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)=87, Alanine transaminase (ALT)=201, ferritin =800, but negative for hepatitis B. The doctor wants to protect my...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think it is the right decision to vaccinate against hepatitis B because it protects you against future exposure to this virus. Hepatitis B is having the same routes of transmission as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) vaccination. Hepatitis B does not interfere with...  Read Full »

I fear contracting hepatitis. Should I get tested further?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my three medical test reports, of which, two are for HBV, and one result is for HCV. These results are almost six months old, and they were taken exactly after six months of potential exposure to these viruses. I have not had any symptoms in the past one year, but I unde...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Here is my interpretation. For hepatitis B surface antibody, a level less than five is considered negative, while a level more than 12 is considered protective. So, you have hepatitis B ant...  Read Full »

My son got scratched by a used blade. What are the risks?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, my son went to a local salon for a haircut. He received small scratches on the neck while getting his haircut. I noticed that it was done with a used blade, which was not cleaned properly. Is there a risk of an HIV or other viral infection due to this? Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The likelihood of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission, in this case, is 1 in 300. Firstly, you are not sure that the person, on whom the blade was used previously, was HIV positive. More importantly, HIV rarely survives in dried blood. So, in the case th...  Read Full »

Can I take the Hepatitis B vaccine along with the COVID vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have to take a Hepatitis B vaccine for traveling abroad. I also have a slot booked for the Covishield vaccine. Is it fine to take the Hepatitis B vaccine if I take the COVID-19 vaccine? What is the duration of the gap between these two vaccines?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have to take the Hepatitis B vaccine for traveling abroad. You also have to take the Covishield vaccine for the COVID-19 virus too. There is no evidence to suggest that the COVID-1...  Read Full »

I underwent blood tests. Kindly review my reports.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a blood chemistry result. Can you give me interpretation? Also explain what is the next step? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most of the reports are normal like, complete blood picture, FBS - fasting blood sugar and urine routine. Some of them needs attention, so I am commenting on them. In lipid profile L...  Read Full »

My paediatrician mentioned a few vaccines are optional. What does that mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a baby girl (45 days old). There are some vaccinations in this period. Our pediatrician suggests vaccination option for DTwP/DTaP-1, OPV1/OPV1+IVP1, Hib vaccination, hepatitis B vaccination by oral administration or by injection. What is the difference between it and which one ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. Optional vaccines are given in special and high-risk kids. Does your child is any one of them? 2. Yes, in the market there are various brands of different vaccines. 3. There is no limit for optional vaccines. 4. If a baby is healthy ...  Read Full »

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