How To Contract Hepatitis B And What You Should Do

Acute hepatitis B is a short-term viral infection which affects the liver. It is usually a short-term ailment, and after treatment is cured. Chronic hepatitis B takes its toll on patients for a longer duration and can permanently damage the liver. The chronic version of the disease often affects babies and children who have the virus. People can become infected with the virus in several ways.

10. Treatment

Acute hepatitis B typically does not require specific treatment as it will eventually work its way out of the system on its own. Self-care to relieve symptoms includes eating a nutritious variety of food, staying hydrated, and avoiding the use of drugs and alcohol. Some natural and conventional medicines should not be used. Patients with chronic hepatitis tend to work with their doctor for individualized treatment plans and to decide on specific medications.

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