If the infected person goes to the doctor immediately after coming into contact with the virus, he will receive a Hepatitis B vaccine in a dose to stimulate the immune system to fight off the infection. In patients with acute Hepatitis B, bed rest is recommended to speedup healing. Some doctors recommend a special diet and advise patients to eat as much as they can, despite the nausea.
The consumption of alcohol is prohibited whilst taking acetaminophen (Tylenol), because it can adversely affect the liver. Before taking any other medicines, herbal remedies or vitamin supplements, consult your doctor as some may aggravate the liver damage.
If the acute hepatitis does not cure and persists for more than six months, and is still active (which is called chronic active Hepatitis B), your doctor may recommend a more aggressive course of treatment. If the chronic hepatitis is inactive, careful monitoring is recommended without adjuvant therapy.
For a patient with symptoms of acute Hepatitis B, drug therapy is not required. In case of coming into contact with HBV, a Hepatitis B immunoglobulin injection within 24 hours helps protect against and infection with Hepatitis B. At the same time other three Hepatitis B vaccines should be administered. Doctors also recommend a proper diet (more consistent in the morning), hydration, avoiding alcohol and drugs and sexual protection. If the patient has evolved from acute hepatitis to chronic hepatitis, there are unfortunately only a few therapeutic options.
The only option for severe liver lesion is liver transplantation. It is recommend browsing or using the following drugs: interferon (interferon body intake should be loaded), lamivudine and dipivixil adefovir (both help prevent the intracellular replication of the virus).
Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective method against infection with the hepatitis virus. The vaccine has been available since 1982 and prevent infections with Hepatitis B and other associated infections. People who get vaccinated are protected against acute forms of Hepatitis B, as well as more serious consequences that can lead to chronic form: cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis B vaccine produces effective levels of antibodies against Hepatitis B virus in most people, children and newborns.
There are very few cases of severe allergy to a component of the vaccine. Recent studies indicate that immunologic memory remains intact for a period of at least 25 years and confers protection against Hepatitis B illness even if the number of antibodies falls below detectable quantities.