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:
• Loss of appetite
• 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).