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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