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How to treat Hepatitis A

How to treat Hepatitis A

There's currently no cure for hepatitis A, but it will normally pass on its own within a couple of months. You can usually look after yourself at home. While you're ill, it's a good idea to: get plenty of rest  take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen for any aches and pains – ask your GP for advice about this, as you may need to take lower doses than normal or avoid certain medications until you've recovered maintain a cool, well-ventilated environment, wear loose clothing, and avoid hot baths or showers to reduce any itching eat smaller, lighter meals to help reduce nausea and vomiting avoid alcohol to reduce the strain on your liver stay off work or school and avoid having sex until at least a week after your jaundice or other symptoms started practise good hygiene measures, such as washing your hands with soap and water regularly  Speak to your GP if your symptoms are particularly troublesome or haven't started to improve within a couple of months. They can prescribe medications to help with itchiness, nausea or vomiting, if necessary.

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