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Recombinant Hepatitis B 10Mcg Vaccine Health Feed

Hi Dr. hepatitis b negative is good or positive? And if am negative why should I take vaccine?

Hi Dr. hepatitis b negative is good or positive? And if am negative why should I take vaccine?
Please note that vaccination is a precaution not a treatment. If at present you are negative for hep b.thats a good thing. Simply stating vaccination against hep b will keep you safe from contracting the disease. Hep B is a virus which can be transmitted through body fluids. I.e sexually, blood transfusion, accidental needle pricks, etc. The vaccination prevents you from the disease.
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I am a medical student and vaccinated for hepatitis B years back. In the screening I came positive for hepatitis b surface antigen. How is it possible when I am vaccinated.

I am a medical student and vaccinated for hepatitis B years back. In the screening I came positive for hepatitis b su...
It could mean, you were already HBsAg positive prior to vaccination and hence vaccination was ineffective. Or rarely it could be false positive.
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I haven't taken hepatitis vaccine neither b nor c till now. Please let me know the vaccines that I need to have.

I haven't taken hepatitis vaccine neither b nor c till now.
Please let me know the vaccines that I need to have.
You don't need those vaccines. If you are at high risk of getting the exposure then only take it. It is necessary for medical attendants.
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I had taken my 3rd dose of hepatitis b vaccine when I was 9 months old. Now my college is having a vaccination drive of hepatitis b, if I get the same vaccine again is it beneficial, or it does not make any sense?

I had taken my 3rd dose of hepatitis b vaccine when I was 9 months old. Now my college is having a vaccination drive ...
Best way to go ahead is get the antibody titres of Hepatitis B antigen done and if its less than 10 then you should get vaccine again else no need for re-vaccination, any unnecessary medication(VACCINE IS ALSO A MEDICINE) can have a side effect
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Vaccination for Newborns and Adults

Vaccination for Newborns and Adults

The immune system is extremely important in an individual's system. A strong immune system helps to combat the invasion of foreign particles and consequently resists the diseases.  Vaccination in such a context becomes imperative as it strengthens an individual's immunity. In vaccination, antigens or germs are given in very small doses. They stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies to fight against that particular infection. Vaccinations are provided to both children and adults to protect them from a number of diseases.  However, different vaccinations are provided in different ages according to the susceptibility to diseases.

Some of the vaccinations that are provided to newborns are:

1. Hepatitis B vaccine: This vaccination is given in order to prevent the child from having Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a liver disease that if persists can lead to liver failure or even liver cancer. This vaccine must be injected immediately after the birth of the baby. The first dose must be followed by administering a second dose within a span of a month or two. 

2. Rotavirus Vaccine (RV): This vaccine, taken orally, prevents the infant from Rotavirus. This virus causes vomiting and diarrhea in children that often leads to severe dehydration. This vaccine is administered within two to four months of the baby's birth. Sometimes, on doctor's prescription a second dose may be necessary in the sixth month. 

3. Acellular Pertussis Vaccine and Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids: This is a combination of various vaccines that protects the child from tetanus and diphtheria. Newborns are extremely prone to diphtheria that causes fatal illness and sometimes even deaths in children. This vaccination thereby, is extremely important and must be administered within two or four months and must be followed up with secondary doses later under the doctor's supervision. Vaccinations do not end with childhood. In many cases adults too need to be vaccinated against certain diseases. Some of them are:

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine: You can get this vaccination if there is any risk of you suffering from Hepatitis A. Much like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A too is an acute liver disease. This is extremely fatal and is seldom accompanied by any symptoms. 
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: This is a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical dysplasia in women and men.  The apt age for both men and women for this vaccination differs. Women who are twenty six years of age or younger and men below or at the age of twenty one are most suitable for this vaccination. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Adult Immunisation - Vaccines That Are Of Great Help!

Adult Immunisation - Vaccines That Are Of Great Help!

Vaccines are not just for kids; the human body can be vulnerable to viruses during any time period of life. It is important for an adult to get vaccinated regularly, else there are always chances that some virus or infection may attack you in a severe way.

Let's look at some of the vaccines adults should get for a healthy and ensured life:

Human Papilloma Vaccine: Human Papillomavirus is one such deadly virus that is responsible for Cervical Cancer in women and Skin or Genital Warts in both men and women. There are over 100 types of Human Papillomavirus that can spread between people through skin contact. Around 40 of them pass on through sexual contact. HPV vaccine is available in any reputed hospital.

There are two kinds of HPV vaccines -

  • Gardasil: This vaccine protects the human body from HVP type 16, 18, 6 and 11. It prevents you from having genital warts and further spreading of the disease through sexual contact.
  • Gardasil 9: This vaccine protects the body from HPV 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58. Gardasil 9 is responsible for the protection of these kinds of HPV viruses that cause Cervical Cancer in women.

When should we get it?

You can get HPV vaccine anytime; one single shot lasts about two years.

Pneumococcal Vaccine -

This vaccine protects the human body from diseases like Pneumonia and Meningitis.

Who should get this vaccine?

  • Adults who smoke regularly are vulnerable to Pneumonia and should get this vaccine.
  • Elderly people over the age of 60 are also vulnerable to pneumonia and should get this vaccine shot as soon as possible.

How many vaccine shots should I get?

PCV 13 and PPSV23 is prescribed to the elderly over the age of 60. PCV13 is to be taken at first and PPSV23 to be taken one year after the first shot.

Hepatitis Vaccine -

Strains of Hepatitis Viruses like A, B and C attack the Liver and can cause Liver failure in adults. There are vaccines to prevent the human body from Type A and Type B. However, there’s no vaccine for hepatitis C yet.

Who can get it?

  • Hepatitis B vaccine can be administered to people of all age groups, be it children or adults.
  • Hepatitis A vaccine is mostly prescribed to people working in the healthcare sector or going abroad to a tropical country.

When to get it?

Hepatitis vaccine can be taken during any time of the year.

Vaccine options for Flu:

  • Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (IIV)
  • Recombinant Influenza Vaccine (RIV)
  • Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV)

Vaccine options for Typhoid:

  • Inactivated (killed) vaccine
  • Live, Attenuated (Weakened) Vaccine

Vaccine options for Pneumococcal:

Vaccine option for Hepatitis A:

  • Inactivated (Killed) Vaccine

Vaccine for Hepatitis B:

  • It is made from the parts of Hepatitis B virus but it cannot cause Hepatitis B infection.

Human body is vulnerable throughout its life. Deadly viruses can attack our body anytime, and we must stay prepared and ahead of them. The vaccines mentioned above would help in avoiding some of the common but dangerous diseases.

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What Is Hepatitis B?

What Is Hepatitis B?

What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus.

Symptoms of Hepatitis B-

Causes of Hepatitis B-

  • Sexual contact with an infected person
  • Sharing of needles
  • Sharing toothbrushes, razors with an infected person
  • Accidental needle sticks
  • Mother to child

Risk factors of Hepatitis B-

Complications of Hepatitis B-

Diagnosis of Hepatitis B-

There are a number of tests that can be used to diagnose hepatitis B infection:

  • Hepatitis B surface antigen
  • Hepatitis B surface antibody
  • Hepatitis B core antibody
  • Hepatitis B e antigen
  • Liver enzyme tests (ALT and AST)
  • A liver biopsy is also used to monitor liver damage in people with chronic hepatitis.

Precautions & Prevention of Hepatitis B-

  • Use a new latex or polyurethane condom every time you have sex
  • Stop using illicit drugs
  • Ask about the hepatitis B vaccine before you travel
  • Be cautious about body piercing and tattooing
  • Avoid alcohol as it is harmful to liver

Treatment of Hepatitis B

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Surgical Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Hepatitis B
  • Other Treatment of Hepatitis B

Homeopathic Treatment of Hepatitis B-

Homeopathy is strongly recommended in cases of hepatitis. Homeopathy is known to work to the immunological level, and has proven its efficacy in the treatment of a wide range of viral infections. Homeopathic treatment can also help in preventing and curing the complications of Hepatitis B. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of Hepatitis B are:

  • Lyco
  • Nat s
  • Card m
  • Lach
  • Phos

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Hepatitis B-

Treating chronic or acute hepatitis with acupuncture is a long term process, especially if the condition has been present for many years. Acupuncture and herbs may be especially useful if Western drugs have not been able to reduce the viral load effectively. Acupuncturists usually diagnose hepatitis as Damp Heat in the Liver or Spleen.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hepatitis B-

There are two categories of drugs used to treat chronic hepatitis B: nucleoside analogues and immunomodulators. The immunomodulators include interferon alfa and pegylated interferon. Interferon alfa was one of the first drugs approved to treat hepatitis B. It induces seroconversion from highly infective HBeAg to less infective anti-HBe status in 30 to 40 percent of patients. Lamivudine is the other mainstay of hepatitis B treatment. It helps suppress the replication of the virus and delay the progression of the disease.

Surgical Treatment of Hepatitis B-

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver. There is no surgical treatment for hepatitis B. If your liver has been severely damaged, a liver transplant may be an option. During a liver transplant, the surgeon removes your damaged liver and replaces it with a healthy liver.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Hepatitis B-Eat a normal healthy and balanced diet

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Recently I have taken a hepatitis antigen vaccine. Is it safe to have sex? Will there be any risk of spreading the disease to my partner? This is the first dose of vaccination I have taken.

Recently I have taken a hepatitis antigen vaccine. Is it safe to have sex? Will there be any risk of spreading the di...
Not safe for sex in this time. Hepatitis is easily transmitted sexually and the viral load (hbv dna) of the infected partner, and who is on the receiving end of infectious body fluids, especially blood that contains the most virus and semen.
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I have hepatitis A. What effect it can cause in body. Is vaccination of it necessary.

Hep A will clear fully well in 3 weeks and no need to worry . Once affected vaccine is not useful and you have got natural immunity
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