Hepatitis B (cont.)
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Home treatment can help relieve symptoms and prevent the spread of hepatitis B virus (HBV).
It is important to keep your body well-hydrated when you have hepatitis B, especially if you have been vomiting.
Avoid alcohol and drugs
Hepatitis makes it hard for your liver to process drugs and alcohol. If you take drugs (prescription or illegal) or drink alcohol when you have hepatitis, their effects may be more powerful and may last longer. They also can make liver damage worse.
Try to control itching
People with hepatitis sometimes have itchy skin. You can control itching by keeping cool and out of the sun, wearing cotton clothing, or using over-the-counter antihistamines such as Benadryl or Chlor-Trimeton. Talk to your doctor before taking these medicines.
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