Hepatitis, the dreaded disease has spread its tentacles all over the world and large number of children has been inflicted with Hepatitis
It is very important to spread awareness about the causes, symptoms and remedies about Hepatitis and other child health related issues to mothers who have given birth to new born babies.
Hepatitis is caused due to inflammation and infection of the liver caused by one of the five viruses of hepatitis namely Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E which cannot be detected for a long time.
To protect your child from hepatitis it is imperative to avoid unpacked and unsealed foods for your child’s diet and all injections administered to your child must be sanitized.
The most effective remedy to protect your child from the virus of Hepatitis A, is to get your child vaccinated and any child above one year, and there are two doses of this vaccination, the second dose can be given after a period of six months from the first dose and this protects your child up to the age of 14 to 18 years.
To protect your child from Hepatitis B virus, to your new born baby, they must be immunized within 72 hours of birth and the dose of three injections can be given to the child, first injection on birth, second injection when the child is one year old and the last injection when the child is six years old.
It is imperative for the parents to maintain a complete record of Hepatitis vaccination and must ensure to give them the vaccines on time to protect them from the deadly viruses of Hepatitis.