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How to prevent Hepatitis?

i'm looking for an answer to prevent a diseas from spredding arround in my family
my aunt has trouble swallowing. sometimes when she swallows something (bread, pills, water or even her saliva) it doesn't go and she starts to choke on it.. she went to her doctor and took a look into her throat and he send her to take a test for hepatitis.. my aunt has rashes on her body and she's getting awfully skinny..
Asked On : Fri, 23 Apr 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and welcome to hfa, there are type of hepatitis –one which is by water and the the other by blood route,and lastly by sexual route,
Water borne can be prevented by boiling the water ,that speaded by blood can be prevented by any sort of unhygienic blood transfusion,and sexual can be by having relations with a healthy partner,take care
Answered: Tue, 8 Nov 2011
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
may be your aunt is not having hepatitis at all
difficulty in swallowing and skinny health asks for check up for any lesion in oesophagus or throat please geat tests done as advised by doctor
e n t surgeon/general surgeon should be consulted
Answered: Tue, 8 Nov 2011
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  Anonymous's Response

Hi.. Well as long as it is a repiratory infection which can spread by means of droplet infection, then probably there are no much of restrictions.. It is better to confirm the presence of infection before you start isolating your aunt.. Discuss with her doctor and know more about her condition..

Answered: Tue, 4 May 2010
  User's Response
Many types of hepatitis are preventable. Vaccines are very effective for preventing infection from hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Best way to prevent hepatitis C infection is to avoid contact with the blood of infected people. Try herbal medicine, like Kutki-(Picrorhiza kurroa), Kalmegh-Andrographis paniculata powder to get relief or protection.
Answered: Sat, 5 Nov 2011
Gastroenterologist Dr. R. Murali's  Response

welcome to HCM

Your aunt symptoms is not related to Hepatitis. Difficulty in swallowing with weight loss are alarming symptoms. She needs upper GI Endoscopy. Screening for Hepatitis doesn't mean she has the problem. Doctor Might be interested in looking for Hepatitis B and C infection for either specific or general reasons.

Prevention : General personnel hygiene , Safe drinking water , avoiding sharing of needles,safe sex.

Vaccination for Hepatitis A and B virus. Check serum HBsAg before Vaccination for Hepatitis B Virus.

Take care


Answered: Sun, 11 Dec 2011
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