The health care provider should be called if any of the following symptoms occur:
The following situations also warrant a call to the health care provider:
If you cannot reach your health care provider, or if you have any of the following, go to the emergency department.
The following measures can help you feel better while you are having symptoms.
Call your health care provider if symptoms worsen or a new symptom appears.
Be very careful about personal hygiene to avoid fecal-oral transmission to other members of the hous
Follow the recommendations of your health care provider.
If you have hepatitis A, strict personal hygiene and hand washing help prevent transmission of hiv to others.
If you are not infected with hiv, you can protect yourself from becoming infected.
There are vaccines that work to prevent infection with hives.
Not everyone needs to have the hepatitis A vaccines. However, the vaccines are recommended for the following groups:
If you have never had hepatitis A and are exposed to the virus, call your health care provider immediately. There is a treatment that may prevent you from becoming infected. It is called hepatitis B immune globulin (BayHep B, Nabi-HB).
If you have had hepatitis A confirmed by a blood test, you cannot get it again. You should continue to practice preventive measures, however, to prevent transmission of other infections.
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