What Are the Treatments of Acute Hepatitis C?

Q:
What are the treatments of acute hepatitis c?

A:
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease and it will damage a person’s liver. It is caused by hepatitis C virus (HVC). Acute hepatitis C occurs when a person contacts HCV within 2 weeks to 6 months. However, it can lead to bigger problems. Acute hepatitis C can be treated. Treatments can reduce a person’s risk of developing chronic hepatitis C and transmitting the virus to someone else.

The following treatment may be all that’s necessary:

  • proper rest
  • adequate fluids
  • a healthy diet

Some people may need treatment with prescription medicine include:

  • Pegylated interferon (pegIFN): It improves the body’s natural response to infections and other diseases.
  • Ribavirin: It can stop the hepatitis C virus from multiplying and spreading inside the body.
  • Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs): It prevents the virus from multiplying.

If these treatments didn’t work, please contact your doctor immediately.

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