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Hepatitis C (cont.)

Hepatitis C Treatment

  • Self-care at home practices and medical treatment for hepatitis C is tailored to each individual patient.
  • Home practices can incorporated into the patient's lifestyle (getting adequate rest, hydrating, avoiding certain medications, etc.
  • Medical treatment for hepatitis C includes medication regimes.

Currently, there is no hepatitis C vaccine.

Hepatitis C Self-Care at Home

If the patient has symptoms, these measures will help them feel better faster.

  • Take it easy; get plenty of rest.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • Do not drink alcohol of any kind, including beer, wine, and hard liquor.
  • Avoid medicines and substances that can cause harm to the liver such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and other preparations that contain acetaminophen.
  • Avoid prolonged, vigorous exercise until symptoms start to improve.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/5/2014
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