Currently there are no specific medicines for the treatment of infection with hepatitis A. Infection with hepatitis A virus is mostly a self-limiting disease in most people and just symptomatic treatment is needed.
[Read: Symptoms of Hepatitis A]
Most people with HAV infection after diagnosis can be cared for at home. If the symptoms are severe (such as dehydration, confusion, or difficult to stay awake), then admission to a hospital for treatment will be needed.
[Read: Causes of Hepatitis A]
For people exposed to someone with HAV infection, treatment with a medication called immune globulin may prevent the infection. Treatment with immune globulin is most likely to be effective if administered within 2 weeks of exposure.
After the acute symptoms resolve it is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations for further care. These include:
Consult your doctor any time you think your symptoms are probably worsening or when a new symptom appears.
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