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Is there any treatment for acute hepatitis?

Is there any treatment for acute hepatitis?

Mostly not: Except for acute hepatitis c which is uncommonly seen, acute hepatitis a and b are usually self-limited and do not generally require therapy. ...Read more

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Help! what is acute hepatitis?

Help! what is acute hepatitis?

Acute infection/live: Acute hepatis is the term used for acute infection of the liver with symtoms of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, yellow skin and eyes, dark yellow urine and elevated liver enzymes in blood.Most commonly caused by hepatitis a virus, but can be caused hep b, hep c and hep e, adeno virus, eb virus, cytomegalo virus and several other viruses and rarely by bacteria, protozoa, parasites, fungi. Needs to be treated. ...Read more

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How can acute hepatitis be treated?

How can acute hepatitis  be treated?

With time: Except with acute hepatitis c which is rarely recognized, viral hepatitis generally does not need any therapy other than tincture of "time". ...Read more

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What are the differences between chronic and acute hepatitis b?

What are the differences between chronic and acute hepatitis b?

Time: As implied by the names, acute hepatitis b is the illness syndrome when you are first exposed to hepatitis b. This includes abdominal pain, GI disturbance, fever, flu like symptoms, and sometimes jaundice. Hepatitis b can be deadly. Chronic hep b is the long term disease which may cause nothing, may cause some mild abdominal symptoms, and then may lead to full blown cirrhosis and inflammation. ...Read more

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What diet is good for acute hepatitis?

Avoid alcohol: If you have acute viral hepatitis there are no dietary restrictions other than completely avoiding alcohol intake for at least several months. There are no other real restrictions with regards to what you eat with an acute hepatitis. ...Read more

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Purpose of hepamerz 150 mg in acute hepatitis a?

Purpose of hepamerz 150 mg in acute hepatitis a?

Hepatoprotective: Not commonly used in U.S. It seems to help metabolic processes in the acute phase of the disease. Otherwise, I have never prescribed it since Hepatitis A is a self limited disease with no known long term complications. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have chronic hepatitis instead of acute hepatitis?

Hepatitis symptoms: In cases of acute hepatitis you usually have an acute illness with low grade fever, mild abdominal discomfort, fatigue, achiness, and your eyes and skin may turn yellow in the acute phase (jaundice), (and your urine darker. In the chronic phase, about 10%, there are usually no symptoms till many years later, which are then caused by the development of cirrhosis and the loss of liver function. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many people with acute hepatitis get it from some one that had chronic hepatitis?

Can you let me know how many people with acute hepatitis get it from some one that had chronic hepatitis?

Question ?: Your question is difficult to answer due to following reasons chronic hepatitis can be caused by hep b virus and hepatitis c virus.There is different mode of transmission for hep b as it can be passed in close contacts through bodily fluid contacts, infected blood, mother to fetus passage, breast milk. Hep c is transmitted by contaminated blood and when needles are reused in some countries, not in us. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between hep.C and acute hepatitis?

I want to know what is the difference between hep.C and acute hepatitis?

Depends: Acute hepatitis can be caused by many agents like viral hepatitis a, b, c, or e, other viruses, alcohol, drug toxicity, autoimmune diseases, etc. Hepatitis c is just one virus that can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis. Most people who have acute hepatitis with hcv will develop chronic infection and can go on to cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer. It is important to be tested. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person gets infected with acute hepatitis b. How much time does he take to recover?

Awhile: It can take up to 6 months for a person to feel normal again. The liver enzymes may improve, but patients can experience fatigue for quite some time. You should be followed, because up to 5% of persons infected with acute hbv can develop chronic disease. ...Read more

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Will CRP be increased during acute hepatitis B/C?

Yes: Most likely yes. CRP is an acute phase reactant so an acute infection such as Hepatitis may raise it - briefly. ...Read more

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Can right rib pain alone be a sign of acute hepatitis b/c? (no other symptoms)

Can right rib pain alone be a sign of acute hepatitis b/c? (no other symptoms)

No: Acute Hepatitis symptoms coud include abdominal pain fever, tiredness, high liver enzymes and jaundice. Blood test will easily help clarify presence ...Read more

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My friend was diagnosed with acute hepatitis-c recently. How long does he have?

My friend was diagnosed with acute hepatitis-c recently. How long does he have?

Treat now!: Acute hepatitis c is very treatable, with a high chance of cure. Your friend should look into immediate treatment, since the chances of cure go down over time. ...Read more

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Should any medicine like interferon be taken in the early to mid stages of acute hepatitis b?(2-3 weeks in)

Should any medicine like interferon be taken in the early to mid stages of acute hepatitis b?(2-3 weeks in)

Depends: Interferon is often prescribed for treatment of hepatitis b (along with other antiviral drugs), although its effectiveness is still a matter of debate in the medical community. Hep b is a serious condition; see your doctor immediately, if you haven't already. ...Read more