Inflamed Liver Prevention
Prevention of hepatitis surrounds exposure to organisms that cause hepatitis.
Prevention of hepatitis includes:
You should receive hepatitis B immunoglobulin if you are exposed to someone who has hepatitis B and you have not been vaccinated against hepatitis B. You should also be tested for hepatitis if you are exposed to someone who has hepatitis B or C.
Additional prevention of hepatitis includes:
- Avoid exposure to blood.
- Avoid exposure to body fluids.
- Avoid having 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:
- Use condoms.
- Wash your hands after using the bathroom.
- Wash your hands before handling food.
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