Hepatitis B carrier
is a term used to describe those who have hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in the blood for more than 6 months.
The majority of chronic Hepatitis
B carrier do not develop chronic hepatitis and do not require treatment, with only about a quarter developing chronic hepatitis placing them at a higher risk of developing liver cancer
. Hence it is important to undergo regular investigations inorder to know the liver health.
As regards your kids since they have been vaccinated, chances of them developing the disease is minimal.
But you need to take care of a few things like-
1) In case of any bleeding or injury
, take care that the blood does not come in contact with anyone. dress the wound properly and dispose of seperately the blood soaked cotton or cloth.Or the clothes contaminated by blood can be disinfected by bleach.
2)Inform your dentist
, pathologist or any other doctor about your condition.
3) Do not share personal care items like razor, toothbrush, nail cutter with anyone
4) Go for regular blood tests(liver function tests) to know your status (atleast once in 6 months)
Transmission of hepatitis B virus results from exposure to infectious blood or body fluids such as semen and vaginal fluids,saliva, tears ,and urine of chronic carriers.However, Hepatitis B viruses cannot be spread by casual contact, such as holding hands, sharing eating utensils or drinking glasses, breast-feeding, kissing, hugging, coughing, or sneezing
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