How to Protect Families from Hepatitis Transmission

How to Protect Families from Hepatitis Transmission

How to Protect Families from Hepatitis Transmission


How to Protect Families from Hepatitis Transmission

The hepatitis virus can be transmitted by contact with blood with blood. That is, your family members can contract this disease if exposed to the blood of one of the people infected with hepatitis. So if you want to prevent transmission of hepatitis in the family, take preventative steps to minimize virus contact. Here's how.

Guide to preventing transmission of hepatitis at home

1. Invite any uninfected family member to vaccinate

You can help your family avoid contracting the hepatitis A virus and hepatitis B virus with vaccines. Vaccines are a good way to prevent infection, but you should consult a doctor about this first. Your family member can be given a vaccine in several injections, or in a combination of vaccines.

Vaccines for hepatitis A and hepatitis B are believed to be very effective in preventing transmission of hepatitis. But unfortunately, there are no vaccines for hepatitis C, D, and E.

2. Remind them to always wash their hands

You and your family must make hand washing habits a life priority. You can remind them to wash their hands thoroughly from the bathroom, when changing diapers, and before preparing food. Warm water and soap are good combinations for the hands to kill bacteria and viruses. Tell the family to rub their hands for at least 10-15 seconds before rinsing it.

3. Be careful with things at home

The hepatitis virus can be transmitted through blood, which may be left behind on medical needles, pins, pins, home shavers that have been used by hepatitis patients without their knowledge. If healthy family members use or are pierced by a needle infected with blood, they are susceptible to contracting hepatitis. That is why you and your family must be careful with these sharp objects.

Try not to borrow and brush your teeth with someone at home. When a hepatitis patient brushes his teeth and there may be blood left in the brush from the bleeding gums, the next person who might use the toothbrush can subconsciously contract the virus from him. Therefore, give each family member each one a special toothbrush and do not unite the storage so that they are not mistaken when taking it.

4. Wise in making tattoos or body piercings

Also, if you have a family member who decides to make a tattoo or body piercing, suggest them to find information about a tattoo /body piercing professional that can be trusted and licensed. Also make sure that the cleanliness and sterility of the facilities are well maintained.

5. Pay attention to the food and drinks your family consumes

Just washing your hands before eating and after getting out of the bathroom is not enough. If food is prepared by hepatitis patients who are not careful in cleaning food, you and your family are still at risk of getting hepatitis.

In general, fresh fruit, sandwiches, salads, and other raw foods are more likely to be sources of the spread of hepatitis compared to cooked foods. Seafood such as shellfish, mussels, oysters, and shrimp can be taken from contaminated water, so it would be better for you and your family to think twice before eating raw food.

Water can get your family infected if it doesn't come from a clean and fresh source. Remind your family to consume ice cubes only if you can be sure that the ice is frozen from bottled water.

6. Keep the house clean

If your house is not regularly cleaned, you and your family can be at high risk for hepatitis. To prevent transmission of hepatitis, your family must plan to clean the house every day, especially the surface at home that can be touched by infected blood or feces. You can use ¼ cup of bleach mixed in 3.8 liters of water to make sure everything is clean.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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