Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hepatic Failure Prevention

Prevention of cirrhosis includes:

Preventing hepatitis can be a first step in helping to prevent cirrhosis.

Prevention of hepatitis includes:
  • Avoid exposure to blood.
  • Avoid exposure to body fluids.
  • Avoid multiple sexual partners.
  • Avoid body piercing.
  • Avoid raw seafood.
  • Avoid sexual contact with someone who has hepatitis.
  • Avoid tattoos.
  • Avoid using another person's personal items, such as razors or toothbrushes.
  • Do not abuse intravenous drugs.
  • Do not drink alcohol when you take acetaminophen.
  • Do not share eating utensils with someone who has hepatitis.
  • Do not share needles.
  • Drink bottled water while traveling.
  • Practice safe sex.
  • Wash your hands after using the bathroom.
  • Wash your hands before handling food.

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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