Hepatitis A- what is the treatment option?
Hello, my brother Suchit is 34 year old. He was having presented non-emergently with fatigue, nausea, and flu-like symptoms since one week. Local practitioner advised some test and jaundice is reported. We consulted a physician and on further testing, significantly high SGOT and STPT along with high bilirubin has been found. He has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. Is it dangerous ? and what should I do further? Please suggest.
@athu No specific treatment exists for hepatitis A. Your body will clear the hepatitis A virus on its own. In most cases of hepatitis A, the liver heals within six months with no lasting damage. Hepatitis A treatment usually focuses on keeping comfortable and controlling signs and symptoms. You may need to:
Rest. Many people with hepatitis A infection feel tired and sick and have less energy.
Manage nausea. Nausea can make it difficult to eat. Try snacking throughout the day rather than eating full meals. To get enough calories, eat more high-calorie foods. For instance, drink fruit juice or milk rather than water. Drinking plenty of fluids is important to prevent dehydration if vomiting occurs.
Avoid alcohol and use medications with care. Your liver may have difficulty processing medications and alcohol. If you have hepatitis, don't drink alcohol. It can cause more liver damage. Talk to your doctor about all the medications you take, including over-the-counter drugs.