How can Hepatitis B be Treated?
Treatment for acute hepatitis is primarily supportive care. There are no specific medications that cure Hepatitis B.
Bed rest is recommended during the acute phase of the disease when the symptoms are most severe. However patients are not adviced to be restricted to an absolute bed rest and confine to bed all the time. Moderate activity is allowed. Heavy physical work is not allowed.
A good nutritious diet with plenty of fluids is recommended. There are no severe dietary restrictions.
Some patients may respond to alpha interferon therapy.
Other promising treatment options for chronic hepatitis B include nucleoside analogue drugs.
People with liver cirrhosis are sometimes given a liver transplant.