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Had 3 doses of Hepatis B vaccines. Do I need more? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
User:Hello Doc
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My question was that if I remeber correctly I had 3 doses of Hepatis B vacines
User:8 years ago
User:Then do I need to take this agan
User:or its lifelong
Doctor:The antibody levels of Hepatitis B starts to gradually reduce after 10-12 years if 3 doses of vaccine is taken initially.
User:so what do you reccomend in my case?
Doctor:If an individual belongs to high risk category (such as a professional doctor/surgeon) we suggest to vaccinate again to boost the immunity.
Doctor:In your case, you may get the antibody titre done after 2 years (considering the vaccination was 8 years ago)
Doctor:if the titre is below the recommended levels, you can get a booster shot of this vaccine.
Doctor:Till then the 3 doses is sufficient.
User:ok so I should not worry for 2 years
Doctor:You are protected for atleast 10 years after 3 shots.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query/
User:yes i have.
User:one more question please
User:15 days ago I was in Coorg when I feel ill and had a fever of 103.5
User:when back in blr I went to st XXXXXXX
User:and the doc said that i have sever inflamation of throat
User:she told me blood test which was negative for malaria
User:but the WBS count was high out of the range on higher side
User:and in subsequent days though i recovered...
User:i have my skin peeling off from my palms first
User:and then soles and top of my feet
User:and severe itching on the back maybe due to dry skin
User:question is ... is ther any point to worry
User:was that due to the medication?
Doctor:May I know what medicine were / are you on?
User:sadly i dont have the precription now...
User:but in coorg the doc precribed me some Monk 350 mg
Doctor:Some medicines can cause side effects like the ones you have.
User:which the doc at st XXXXXXX said it was too mild
User:and she precribed me something stronger (?)
User:thanks thats all
Doctor:You need to review the medicine list with your doctor if they are causing the current problems.
Doctor:If they are and if the symptoms are worsening you need to be treated for that.
User:ok you mean I should see the doc again
Doctor:I would be pleased if all your previous medications are reviewed for side effects.
Doctor:Skin peeling with severe itching in association with medicines is a bit worrying.
Doctor:I would like to be confirmed that this is not very severe, so do visit a dermatologist at the earliest.
User:so can get the precription and chat with you tomorrow
User:oh ok
Doctor:I will be available to review the medication, but like I said, it would be better if a dermatologist
User:can you suggest me about dermatologist
Doctor:examines the peeling lesions and confirms if this was not part of the drug reaction.
User:I stay near silk board
Doctor:Yes, consulting a dermatologist nearby would be better.
Doctor:This link might be useful in finding a good dermatologist near your locality.
User:thank you
Doctor:I am not sure if there is one at silk board, but you would definitely have one close to your place.
Doctor:The user written reviews can guide you better.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:No thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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