There are no cures for hepatitis B and C. Vaccines for hepatitis A and hepatitis B are available for those in high-risk groups. People with hepatitis C should be vaccinated for hepatitis A and B, and receive antiviral medications to prevent infection from other viruses. Although symptoms of hepatitis B and C can subside after a few weeks, symptoms may return at a later date and in some cases become chronic, especially with hepatitis C. Once infected and recovered from hepatitis A, the body develops antibodies to prevent future infection for the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis brought on by alcohol or drugs can be treated and cured by ending the use of either or both substances.
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Specialty: Infectious Disease
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Is there a cure for hepatitis?
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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.
What are the signs of viral hepatitis?
Riverside Health System answered
Some people with viral hepatitis have no signs of the infection. For other people, these signs might occur:Low grade fever Headache Muscle aches Tiredness Loss of appetite Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements Pain in the stomach Skin and whites of the eyes turning yellow, also called jaundice
This answer is based on source information from The Federal Government Source for Women's Health Information.
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