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Hepatitis A (cont.)

Hepatitis A Follow-up

Follow the recommendations of the health care practitioner.

  • Take it easy; get plenty of rest.
  • Drink plenty of clear fluids.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid medicines such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) that can be harmful to the liver.
  • Avoid prolonged or vigorous physical exercise until your symptoms improve.
  • Call the health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or a new symptom appears.
  • Be extra careful about personal hygiene and close personal contacts, especially while the person is still shedding HAV, and thus is still capable of transmitting the disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2014

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