By: Wynona Chotiner
What is Hepatitis?
How is Hepatitis Transmitted?
What are the Symptoms of Hepatitis?
Signs of Hepatitis include:
- yellowing of skin/eyes (jaundice)
- lack of appetite
How is Hepatitis Diagnosed and How do You Treat Hepatitis?
Hepatitis is diagnosed through a blood test.
To treat Hepatitis, keeping hydrated and resting until all symptoms are gone. There are medications that are becoming more effective for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. However, some medications for Hepatitis C can only be taken by adults.
What can Hepatitis do if Untreated?
How do you Prevent Hepatitis?
You can prevent Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B with a vaccine. If you are recently exposed doctors recommend a shot of immune globulin containing antibiotics against the virus.
Other ways to prevent Hepatitis are:
- do not have unprotected sex
- avoid eating raw shellfish
- do not share tooth brushes or razors