Hepatitis A (cont.)
Hepatitis A Self-Care at Home
The following measures can help a patient feel better while they are
- Take it easy; curtail normal activities and spend time
resting at home.
- Drink plenty of clear fluids to prevent dehydration.
- Avoid medicines and substances that can cause harm to the liver such as
acetaminophen (Tylenol) and preparations that contain acetaminophen.
alcoholic beverages, as these can worsen the effects of HAV on the liver.
- Avoid prolonged,
vigorous exercise until symptoms start to improve.
health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or new symptoms appear.
careful about personal hygiene to avoid fecal-oral transmission to other members
of the household.
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