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Are there home remedies I can take for my hepatitis b infection?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

In asia milk thistle is commonly taken.
Its active ingredient silimarin has antioxidative properties, but it is not curative for hepatitis b.

In brief: No

In asia milk thistle is commonly taken.
Its active ingredient silimarin has antioxidative properties, but it is not curative for hepatitis b.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No. If you have chronic active hepatitis b, you need to see a hepatologist to discuss treatment options.

In brief: No

No. If you have chronic active hepatitis b, you need to see a hepatologist to discuss treatment options.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No herbal or holisitc medications have ever been shown in randomized control clinical trials to control the hepatitis b virus or to prevent liver cancer or liver cirrhosis.
There is some support that coffee may prevent liver cancer, but this has not been shown in hepatitis b patients.

In brief: No

No herbal or holisitc medications have ever been shown in randomized control clinical trials to control the hepatitis b virus or to prevent liver cancer or liver cirrhosis.
There is some support that coffee may prevent liver cancer, but this has not been shown in hepatitis b patients.
Dr. Lance Stein
Dr. Lance Stein
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: No

There are no peer-reviewed studies that showing home remedies, homeopathic medications or herbal products being successful in treating hepatitis b.
In addition, one should be cautious of over the counter medications and certain herbal products as many of these are processed through the liver, potentially causing further injury to the liver. Best to see a physician liver specialist (hepatologist.).

In brief: No

There are no peer-reviewed studies that showing home remedies, homeopathic medications or herbal products being successful in treating hepatitis b.
In addition, one should be cautious of over the counter medications and certain herbal products as many of these are processed through the liver, potentially causing further injury to the liver. Best to see a physician liver specialist (hepatologist.).
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine

In brief: No

It is difficult to recommend home remedies because they have not been tested to be effective for various diseases and this is true for hepatitis b as well.

In brief: No

It is difficult to recommend home remedies because they have not been tested to be effective for various diseases and this is true for hepatitis b as well.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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