Treatment for hepatitis A infection
There is no specific treatment.
Most patients will recover in less than two months by taking plenty of rest and fluids, although some may experience discomfort even after nine months. Take fever and pain-relief medications as prescribed.
Hospitalisation is only required if patients suffer from dehydration or show signs of liver failure.
“If you have hepatitis A, avoid fatty foods and alcohol as these will overwork your already inflamed liver,” says Dr Wijaya.
Read on to find out some prevention tips you can take against the hepatitis A virus.
The SGH Travel Clinic is run by specialists from the Department of Infectious Diseases. It is a designated Yellow Fever Centre. The team of doctors and nurses will offer comprehensive travel advice and country-specific recommendations prior to your trip.