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Testing, Treatment, and Care - Hepatitis A

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A doctor can determine if you have hepatitis A by discussing your symptoms and taking a blood sample.  

Treatment

There are no special treatments for hepatitis A. Most people with hepatitis A will feel sick for a few months before they begin to feel better. A few people will need to be hospitalized. During this time, doctors usually recommend rest, adequate nutrition, and fluids. People with hepatitis A should check with a health professional before taking any prescription pills, supplements, or over-the-counter medications, which can potentially damage the liver. Alcohol should be avoided.