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A 47-year-old member asked:

Why hepatitis b is so difficult to cure?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 28 years experience
DNA inside nucleus: Hepatitis b dna (genetic material) gets inside the nucleus of liver cells and we do not know how to get it out. The ways we can control hbv are through a person's immune response, or with antiviral medications that prevent the virus from making copies of itself. Current hbv medications are very effective and well tolerated. People may also need screening for liver cancer.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

What can be done to cure hepatitis b?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Medication: See a physician with expertise in management of hepatitis. There are now medications with which to treat this. Do it reasonably soon because the longer you live with this the greater the potential for permanent injury to the liver. This having been said, it is not an emergency.
A 60-year-old male asked:

What can I take to cure hepatitis B ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Nothing available: There is no therapy for this disease beyond supportive care until the process self heals over time. There is a vaccine to prevent it, but if you have it, the vaccine would not help. Good basic nutrition, restorative sleep & time are the factors that lead to resolution.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for hepatitis b or c?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
YES THERE IS BUT: There is cure for both Hep b&c but the problems are There are side effects to treatment and for hep c it is very very expensive and beyond the reach of majority of Hep c infected people all over the world
A 17-year-old female asked:

How can hepatitis B be cured?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Treating hepatitis B: Certain antiviral drugs often can cure hepatitis B. It's a complex issue, and details of treatment are quite different for different patients and different stages of the hepatitis and amount of liver damage. Discuss with the doctor treating you -- or advice the infected person to do so, if it's someone else.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Could hepatitis b & c be cured completely?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes: Hepatitis c can be cured completely. Hepatitis b can be controlled, sometimes "cured" however it usually remains in your liver dna and can re-activate in certain occasions.

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