Hepatitis A & B Prevention

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Hepatitis A Prevention

Hepatitis A is a virus that infects and inflames the liver. It is contracted from food and water that is contaminated with fecal matter, or from contact with someone who is already infected. Patients with hepatitis A will experience tiredness, nausea, abdominal discomfort, fevers, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Symptoms will typically go away after a short period of time. Hepatitis A does not typically cause long-term or permanent liver damage. In very rare cases, hepatitis A can lead to a loss of liver function.

Although good hygiene can protect against hepatitis A, the best way to protect against the virus is to get a vaccination. EZCare Medical Clinic provides a hepatitis A vaccination to children over the age of two and to adults. It is administered in one primary dose and a second booster dose 6 months later.

Hepatitis B Prevention

The hepatitis B virus, which causes a serious liver infection, is usually contracted through exposure to infected bodily fluids. Hepatitis B can easily be avoided with a vaccination. There are two forms of hepatitis B. Acute hepatitis B will affect patients for a brief period of time, who will shortly get better. Chronic hepatitis B causes a long-term infection, and can eventually cause damage to the liver, liver cancer, or scarring. Acute hepatitis B commonly affects adults and chronic hepatitis B commonly affects children and infants.

Symptoms may not always develop and will vary. The most common symptoms are yellowing of the eyes, abdominal pain, and dark urine.

The hepatitis B vaccine will protect against the virus. It is administered in one primary dose and two booster doses to adults over the age of 20 and to healthy children and young adults between 18 months and 20 years of age.

At EZCare Clinic in San Francisco, we assess your Hepatitis and establish a personalized care plan that fits your lifestyle. The doctors at EZCare Clinic in San Francisco can provide treatment to all patients.

To learn more about how we can help you find pain relief, call EZCare Clinic in San Francisco at SF (415) 966-0848  to schedule an appointment today for a consultation.

What to expect at your visit

  • No appointment necessary. Walk-in patients accepted.
  • Depending on your age, treatment EZCare Clinic may vary.
  • Patients who experience severe shortness of breath or trouble breathing should visit the emergency room.
  • Sign-in at the front desk and be sure to complete the necessary paperwork.
  • Our doctors will review your medical history and talk about your allergy symptoms with you before conducting a physical examination.
  • Following testing, we will recommend a personalized treatment plan to fit your lifestyle and allergy needs.
  • Once your visit is complete, you may pick up a full summary of your condition and prescription at the front desk.

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