Hepatitis A: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • The best way to prevent this infection is to get vaccinated
  • Careful handwashing after using the toilet
  • Infected people should not handle foods or any other household requirements during the contagious period.
  • Only consume food that has just been cooked
  • Only drink commercially bottled water, or boiled water if you unsure of local sanitation
  • Only eat fruits that you can peel if you are somewhere where sanitation is unreliable
  • Only eat raw vegetables if you are sure they have been cleaned/disinfected thoroughly
Proper handwashing and getting vaccinated are to important things to prevent the infection
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Watch Out

  • Dark coloured urine           
  • Severe pain in abdomen
  • Signs of dehydration
 Hepatitis A watch out

When to See Doctor

  • Yellowish eyes
  • Vomit blood
  • Have bloody or tarry clay-colored bowel movements
Consult your doctor if you have following symptoms
  • Vomit blood
  • Have bloody or tarry clay-coloured bowel movements
  • Are confused or delirious
  • Have signs of dehydration: decreased urination; very dark urine; dry mouth; refusal to drink fluids; no tears when crying
  • Extremely irritable or drowsy
  • Swelling in the hands, arms, feet, ankles, abdomen, or face
  • Bleeds from the nose, mouth, or rectum, or has bloody stools
  • Bruises more easily than normal

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