Can Hepatitis A Be Prevented?

Vaccination is your best defense against Hepatitis A. If you feel risky about Hepatitis A, you can get a specific medication known as immune globulin within two weeks.

Good hygiene is also an important factor in the prevention of Hepatitis A. Hence, always wash your hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, before and after handling food, as well as after changing a diaper.

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Quick snapshot

Can it be cured?

No. There are no specific medicines to cure infection with Hepatitis A.

How is treated?

It can be treated by avoiding sexual contact and maintaining good hygienic conditions, using proper diet and visiting health care providers on time.

Recovery Time

Recovery from symptoms following infection may take several weeks and can even extend up to several months.

Can I have sex?

No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.

Can I get re-infected?

Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.