Hepatitis A: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Fibre rich foods like whole grains, mustard greens, cinnamon etc. should be taken which are good for liver.
  • Sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots, pumpkins and mangoes, assist in liver detoxification.
  • Selenium, found in rice and wheat, and vitamin E, abundant in almonds, oils and broccoli, protect the liver from damaging toxins.
  • Vitamin A, from lemons, oranges, cereals, poultry and fish, promotes detoxification.
  • A diet including beans, fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy oils, nuts, seeds, yogurt and carbohydrates, such as brown rice and beans, and lean proteins, including lentils, eggs, chicken and fish, provide the body with essential vitamins and minerals that protect the liver.

Foods to be avoided

  • Unpasteurised milk, cheese, ice cream and other dairy products
  • Raw or inadequately cooked shellfish
  • Alcohol and caffeinated beverages
  • Avoid Saturated Fats like butter, whole milk and all animal products

Home Remedies

  • Infected persons should not prepare meals for others while infectious, nor share utensils, toothbrushes, towels and face washers.
  • Dispose of or thoroughly wash nappies of infants that have hepatitis A
  • Take complete bed rest
  • Should be away from office or school at least for 1 week

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