Prevention Of Transmission Of Hepatitis B?
, my husband is infected with the hepatitis b virus. I am currently 7 months pregnant. I have checked that the results are 2x non-reactive, can my child be exposed to the hepatitis b virus. And what is next so that my child will not be infected with the virus ??
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Basically, a baby can become infected with the hepatitis B virus if his mother is infected with hepatitis B. If your husband is found to have reactive hepatitis B but you don't, then the baby in your womb is not at risk of hepatitis B infection (except during your future pregnancy you suddenly contracting from your husband). To avoid transmission to your child, you must take care that you do not catch this infection. Check with your obstetrician to get hepatitis B vaccination to reduce the risk of transmission from your husband to you. In addition to using vaccines, also make sure you always use a condom during sexual intercourse or avoid sexual intercourse with penetration at all.
Some other things that need to be considered to prevent transmission of hepatitis B from your husband to you include:
do not use tools that could potentially be contaminated with blood together, for example razors, nail clippers, toothbrushes, etc.
if your husband has a wound, make sure the wound is cleaned properly, then cover it with wound plaster
if your husband is injured and bleeding, make sure the blood is cleaned with bleach and water to kill viruses that can be contained in the blood
Most people who are infected with acute hepatitis B get better on their own, but there are also a small percentage who can become chronic. Make sure your husband does a follow-up examination after the initial diagnosis (usually will be asked to do a repeat examination in 6 months). As long as your husband's HBsAg is still reactive, be sure to always take the precautionary measures above.
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