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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My 8-year-old daughter, following all vaccination schedules, is showing symptoms of hepatitis B. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is eight years old and has been given all the vaccines that the doctor has suggested. But, now, since yesterday, she is showing strange symptoms. So, I searched online to find them, and it says she may have hepatitis B. Can you help me know what the hepatitis B treatment gui...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly elaborate on the symptoms that you described as strange. Usually, in the vaccination schedule, hepatitis B vaccination is also one of the vaccines. If so, it is unlikely to be a hepatitis B infection, which spreads by parenteral or sexual route. However, for hep...  Read Full »

Why does my 10-week-old baby refuse her feed after vaccination?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 10 weeks old, and I had her vaccinated yesterday (Pentaxim and Hepatitis B). Since the vaccination, she is refusing to breastfeed. She takes a suck and starts crying. Even when I pump and give her milk, she drinks hardly 15 ml and falls asleep. Is it normal? What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pentaxim is Diphtheria vaccine, which causes comparatively less pain and fever. But the same can cause pain and discomfort in few babies. Maybe your baby is having pain and discomfort due to which she is refusing to breastfeed. Sometimes, rotavirus vaccine can also...  Read Full »

I used only one pair of gloves and a respirator mask during extraction for a hepatitis patient. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a newly graduated dentist. I did an extraction for a patient using one pair of gloves and respirator with mask in the absence of my senior. Later, I came to know that the patient has an history of acute hepatitis. Should I be concerned? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The chance of parenteral spread is almost nil since you have taken preventive measures.Follow the below steps;1. I suggest 1 ml booster dose if you are vaccinated for hepatitis B during childhood.2. If not, I suggest two doses of 10 mcg/ml hepatitis B vaccine at a month apa...  Read Full »

What precautions should I take to prevent transmission of 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 icliniq.com. 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 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 icliniq.com. 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), twice a day. Co...  Read Full »

How to protect myself from STD?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 33 year old unmarried, healthy male. I have a steady girlfriend with whom I have sex regularly, as well as casual one night stands with other girls. I always practise safe sex, i.e, a) always use a condom b) never have uncovered oral sex (c) never have anal sex (d) always keep ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate that you are very much conscious and alert while having sex and take all preventive measures. 1. Kissing can spread some diseases only if the other partner is infected .These diseases spread through saliva . There are so many diseases which spread through ...  Read Full »

Will there be any complications in the second pregnancy of a hepatitis-B-positive mother?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has hepatitis B. She does not have any complications, but she always feels tired. She has already given birth once, and now she is pregnant again after two years. How many times can she get pregnant? Is there any risk involved in this pregnancy? Her doctor told that there is no ne...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best thing you can do is to check the viral load now. And according to the report, there will be a high or low risk of transfer. In the case of low risk, it is same as the first pregnancy. She can continue the pregnancy, but the baby should receive an immediate in...  Read Full »

Does a newborn screening test is necessary?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant, and the expected due date is in twenty days. I heard about newborn screening test, is it essential? Because it costs a lot. And please guide us about the medication and vaccination, after the baby's birth.  Read Full »


Dr. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The newborn screening test is not mandatory at all. It is advisable when a family has some known genetic or metabolic disorder. Do not do cord blood banking. A newborn baby does not require any medicines, except mother's milk. But, some drops of multivitamin and calcium ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Can a woman with Hepatitis B get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,Can a HBsAg positive person get pregnant and carry a baby? What is your opinion?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, definitely a HBsAg - hepatitis B surface antigen positive patient can get pregnant and have a normal baby. There is around 20% to 30% chance of vertical transmission to the baby. But, under observed pregnancy and immunoglobulin injection within 24 hours of birth alon...  Read Full »

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