Leland N Allen, MD
Specialty: Infectious Disease
Location and Office HoursSouth Eastern Infectious Disease
636 2nd St NE
Alabaster, AL 35007
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
- HealthSpring of Alabama
- United Healthcare
- Shelby Baptist Medical Center
How can I keep my child from picking up germs at the doctor's office?
Scripps Health answeredVisiting a pediatrician? Have children bring toys from home instead of using the community toys in the waiting room. Remind children to keep their hands away from their faces and clean their hands as well. Don’t let them wander around the waiting room; gently try to keep them away from other kids or adults who may be ill.
Should I get vaccinated for hepatitis C?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredThere is no vaccine for hepatitis C. If you work in fields that require contact with blood such as the healthcare field or tattoo or piercing industry, you should protect yourself from contact with blood. Also avoid sharing needles, razors or other personal hygeine products, and practice safe sex if you have multiple partners.
How do I manage my hepatitis on a daily basis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Depending on the type of hepatitis, symptoms can subside after a few days, and complete recovery may occur within one to two months. A good way to manage early symptoms of hepatitis is to maintain a healthy diet, drink plenty of fluids, and get enough rest before returning to work or school. Depending upon the cause and type of your hepatitis you may also need to adjust your diet, medications, and future alcohol consumption. Remember to use care when handling food, water, and shared rooms to prevent infecting those around you. Hepatitis can also affect your emotional and mental health. Talk to your doctor, family, and friends about your condition. Seek support from those around you, or from a support group. The more you know about your hepatitis, its causes, and symptoms, the better prepared you'll be to handle its symptoms and prevent future infections.
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