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Hepatitis A (cont.)

Hepatitis A Medical Treatment

  • If a person becomes dehydrated, the doctor may prescribe IV fluids.
  • If a patient is experiencing significant nausea and vomiting, they will receive medicines to control these symptoms.
  • People whose symptoms are well controlled can be cared for at home.
  • If dehydration or other symptoms are severe, or if the patient is extremely confused or difficult to arouse, they will most likely be hospitalized.

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