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How can I care for someone with hepatitis?

When caring for someone with hepatitis it's important to remember that their symptoms can affect them physically, mentally and emotionally. Also remember that hepatitis A is highly contagious. Hepatitis B and C are also contagious and all three can be transmitted through contact with infected bodily fluids and blood. Talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated for hepatitis A and B. Even with vaccination, do not share silverware or personal hygiene products, or drink from the same glass. Hepatitis can also cause swelling and pain in the abdomen, jaundice, fever, nausea and vomiting, fatigue and loss of appetite. Remember that hepatitis symptoms can vary in type and severity. Make sure you're there to provide emotional support, and help them find other resources, like support groups.

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