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Is Hepatitis B Carrier Curable?

I had a staff who was a Hepatitis B Carrier.As far as I know,there is no known cure for such infection,other than taking an antibody jab before being infected.Nevertheless,after few months of absence from work,she is now cleared of this virus after taking her multivitamins and some medication for her hepatitis.How is that possible??! Thanks and would appreciate if you could answer.
Mon, 15 Feb 2016
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Hi thanks for asking question.
Hepatitis B carrier is called when positive HBSag for more then 06 months.
All hepatitis B infection when acutely affected not get converted into carrier.
Majority infection will resolve on their own.Immunity is major factor for preventing carrier.
Among acutely affected cases only 5 to 10 % will get converted into chronic hepatitis.
Lamivudin like drug found to be very effective in various study.
So according to viral load and response to drug , patient can be completely cured in few cases.Here patient might not be complete carrier and she might have chronic hepatitis not more then 06 month.
Anyhow if you are chronic carrier of hepatitis B, certain drugs and healthy life style has to be adopted and you might get relief.But there is no 100% guarantee that you might recover completely always.
Wish you good health.
I hope you understand my concern.
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Is Hepatitis B Carrier Curable?

Hi thanks for asking question. Hepatitis B carrier is called when positive HBSag for more then 06 months. All hepatitis B infection when acutely affected not get converted into carrier. Majority infection will resolve on their own.Immunity is major factor for preventing carrier. Among acutely affected cases only 5 to 10 % will get converted into chronic hepatitis. Lamivudin like drug found to be very effective in various study. So according to viral load and response to drug , patient can be completely cured in few cases.Here patient might not be complete carrier and she might have chronic hepatitis not more then 06 month. Anyhow if you are chronic carrier of hepatitis B, certain drugs and healthy life style has to be adopted and you might get relief.But there is no 100% guarantee that you might recover completely always. Wish you good health. I hope you understand my concern.