What are the treatments of hepatitis B and C?
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver due to a viral infection. Here are the treatments of hepatitis B and C.
Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is transmitted through infectious body fluids, such as blood, vaginal secretions, or semen, containing HBV.
Treatment for acute hepatitis B infection
- In mild cases, you may not need treatment. Instead, rest, proper nutrition and plenty of fluids are recommended.
- In severe cases, you may need antiviral drugs or a hospital stay.
Treatment for chronic hepatitis B infection
- Antiviral medications. Entecavir (Baraclude), tenofovir (Viread), lamivudine (Epivir), adefovir (Hepsera) and telbivudine (Tyzeka).
- Interferon injections.
- Liver transplant.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. It comes from the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is transmitted through direct contact with infected body fluids, typically through injection drug use and sexual contact.
Treatment for hepatitis C
- Antiviral medications
- Liver transplantation
- Vaccinations: Although there is no vaccine for hepatitis C, vaccines against the hepatitis A and B viruses are recommended.
Please contact your doctor to find out which kind of treatment is most suitable for you.
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