there is no contrainidcation whatsoever to having or taking care of a dog while immunsouppressed as long as the dog has had the standard shots. cats are different because of the risk of organisms in their litter box. Enjoy the dog and congratulations on doing so well post transplantation.
if you didnt have HSAg (+) before the transplant you didnt have HBV so wouldnt need prophylaxis post-transplant. any of these oral medications would be life-long. The HBSAg could become (+) again but that would constitute a recurrence
there doesnt need to be an overlap period between the 2 medications. any of these to be switched to is OK. I am not sure though frankly why you need any treatment at all if your HBSAg was (-) prior to the btransplant
i suspect that this indeed can be a drug reaction that will take some time to resolve. using skin moisturizers is imperative and taking atarax (similar to benadryl) may be helpful during the day. Your doctor can also prescribe actigall which might help the itching. The liver tests are trendigf down so the problem should totally resolve.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.