Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). This virus goes from one person to another through blood and semen. During this, a person may experience symptoms like abdominal pain, dark-colored urine, nausea, vomiting, and yellowing of the skin or eyes. Hepatitis B cannot be cured, but with early treatment, the condition can be controlled.

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Today in this article you will know whether Hepatitis B treatment is possible or not -

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  1. What is the treatment for Hepatitis B?
  2. Can hepatitis B be prevented from occurring?
  3. Takeaway
Doctors for Is Hepatitis B Curable?

There is no cure for hepatitis B, but there are several treatments that can help ease the symptoms. At present, much research is going on on the treatment of hepatitis B, so that the virus can be prevented from growing. The treatment of hepatitis depends on its stage. In the beginning, when the symptoms of Hepatitis B are seen, then the doctor can give a medicine called Immunoglobulin. It works fast against the virus. It can be consumed within 48 hours of coming in contact with the virus. Hepatitis B is treated based on its two types i.e. acute and chronic -

Acute hepatitis b

There is no treatment available for acute hepatitis B. In most cases, the body can fight off acute hepatitis on its own. For this, health experts recommend letting the patient rest. Along with this, to help the body fight the infection, it is asked to take a lot of fluid. If the symptoms are getting severe, a doctor should be consulted without delay. Doctors can give antiviral medicines to protect the liver from damage. Also, you can ask to follow the following things -

  • Be in a cool environment.
  • In case of itching, take a bath with cold water.
  • Take pain killers like paracetamol and ibuprofen for stomach pain.
  • Increase the amount of liquid in the diet.
  • After this, doctors recommend regular blood tests, so that it can be prevented from developing into chronic hepatitis.

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Chronic hepatitis b

Unlike acute, there is no treatment available for chronic hepatitis B. People with chronic hepatitis B are at increased risk of developing cirrhosis, liver failure, or liver cancer. During this time the following types of antiviral medicines can be given to the patient -

  • peginterferon alfa-2a injection
  • antiviral tablets such as tenofovir or intecavir

Antiviral medicines help in reducing the symptoms of hepatitis. Also can help prevent liver damage. To know about the virus in the blood and liver health, the doctor can get a blood test done every 6 months. Depending on this, the dosage of the medicine can be changed. In severe cases, some patients may require a liver transplant.

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Hepatitis B can be easily prevented by taking some precautions. Hepatitis B is often spread through sexual contact and infected needles. The risk of developing hepatitis B or spreading the virus to others can be reduced by -

  • Use a condom during sex.
  • Do not share personal items that have blood on them, such as razors or toothbrushes.
  • Don't even share needles or syringes.
  • Get regular tests done to check for Hepatitis B.

The Hepatitis B vaccine is one of the most effective ways to prevent Hepatitis B. It is usually given in three doses every 6 months. Babies get their first dose of the vaccine at birth to prevent hepatitis B. All doctors recommend that all children under the age of 19 should be vaccinated against hepatitis B. Adults can also get the Hepatitis B vaccine.

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There is no complete cure for Hepatitis B, but some medicines can help in reducing its symptoms. Taking timely treatment can help reduce the risk of cirrhosis or liver damage. If you have Hepatitis B, get yourself tested regularly to check for the virus in the blood. This can protect the liver from damage. The most effective way to reduce the risk of hepatitis B is by getting vaccinated. If the symptoms of hepatitis B are visible and the vaccine has not been applied, then immediately see the doctor.

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