Recovering from hepatitis A


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Most people will get better from hepatitis A on their own. While you have symptoms you should try to rest. And drink plenty of liquids. A few people will have a “relapse” and get symptoms again. But this will usually only happen once.

Once you have recovered you will have immunity to hepatitis A and will not be able to get it again. But you will still be able to get other types of hepatitis, so it is important to try and prevent this. You can find out more about preventing hepatitis C here. 

Recovering from hepatitis A can take several months. You might feel very tired while your body fights off the infection and your liver heals itself. This is normal. But it can make everyday life difficult, and you might not be able to do all your usual activities for a while.

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