Symptoms & Treatment of Hepatitis A

Symptoms of Hepatitis A

If the infection is mild, there may not be any symptoms, especially in a child. When symptoms appear, they can include:

• Tiredness
• Loss of appetite
• Fever
• Nausea
• Tenderness in the stomach area
• Dark, tea-colored urine
• Yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice)

Treatment of Hepatitis A

There are no drugs to treat hepatitis A. Doctors generally recommend getting bed rest, eating well-balanced meals, drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding alcoholic beverages. It is also essential to avoid medications that can be toxic to your liver, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol).

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