What is hepatitis?
What is hepatitis?
Inflammation of the liver is called hepatitis. Hepatitis affects the liver’s ability to function. The liver is part of the body that helps digest food. It releases toxins and waste products and produces energy. It is mostly caused by the hepatitis virus. There are many types of hepatitis viruses. This page is about hepatitis A, which is common in children.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A:
The hepatitis A virus is very rare in young children. They do not show any symptoms. Older children may show some symptoms, which maybe something like this:
- Severe fatigue
- Symptoms such as a cold, fever, headache and weakness
- Stomach upset
- Pain in the right side of the liver below the ribs
- Don’t be hungry
- Deep urine
- Muscle pain
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes
Causes of hepatitis:
Contaminated water and food:
People often get hepatitis A when they eat food or drink water that contains waste products. Mostly milk or water that contains waste products or food that is not clean. Common sources such as food that is raw or shellfish, fruits, or raw vegetables. Hepatitis bacteria then attack the liver. Here are some ways Hepatitis A can harm a child:
When someone grabs something to eat without washing your baby’s hand after changing your baby’s diaper or going to the bathroom, which your baby will eat.
- Drinking wastewater, including ice cubes.
- By eating dirty fish
- Substituting physical substances from a person.
- Treatment of Hepatitis A:
- Complete comfort and fluids
There are no medications to treat hepatitis A. Your doctor will advise you on how you can take care of your baby at home. If your child is weak and tired, let him stay in bed and rest. Keep your child hydrated every now and then to prevent dehydration. Especially if your child is vomiting. Your child’s body and immune system will automatically eliminate the virus. Most babies recover in a week or two without long-term liver damage. Other types of toxic hepatitis, such as hepatitis B, can cause germs that are difficult to treat for a long time.
Prevent hepatitis A through immunizations and proper diet:
Vaccines are now available to prevent hepatitis A and B. Doctors may also recommend that other family members be vaccinated to prevent the hepatitis virus. Adults may be more affected by hepatitis A than children. Washing your hands properly and washing dishes properly can help prevent the virus. If you want to travel to a country where the disease is common, your doctor may also recommend getting your family vaccinated.
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- Hepatitis prevents the liver from functioning properly.
- Hepatitis A is the most common form in children.
- Symptoms include cold-like symptoms such as fever, headache and weakness, or pain in the right side of the liver below the ribs.
- Drinking excess water or eating such dirty food can cause hepatitis in children.
- With a doctor’s care, your baby can recover in 1 or 2 months without any long-term damage.
- With the right medication, you can protect your family from hepatitis A and B.