Hand Washing Can Inhibit Hepatitis A

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Health & Insurance----Transmission of hepatitis A cases occurred again. After dozens of students Padjajaran University in Bandung affected Hepatitis A, dozens of students at one school in Depok are also exposed to hepatitis A. One of the prevention of hepatitis A is by washing hands with soap.

"Interventions that are hygienic and sanitary needs such as washing hands with soap or use alcohol," said Minister of Health Dr. Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, MPH, DrPH, Thursday (10/11/2011).

Furthermore, she revealed the disease is caused by a virus so it can heal itself (self-limiting disease) continue to be monitored as long as the sufferer, getting adequate rest and good nutrition.

Hepatitis A is quite different in character with hepatitis B and C, so do not be mixed because it is an acute and complete. The most important thing of hepatitis A is treated properly to avoid complications.

Transmission of viral hepatitis A or hepatitis virus type A (HVA) usually via the fecal oral route, the virus is found in the feces. The virus is also easily transmitted through food or beverages that have been contaminated.

Hepatitis A is associated with a clean lifestyle. In many cases, hepatitis A infection never develop to severe hepatitis B or C so it will not cause liver cancer. Prevention for the Hepatitis A vaccination is also available for people who are at high risk.

In many cases, infection with hepatitis A never grow up as badly herpatitis B or C so it will not cause liver cancer. However, hepatitis A continues to be treated well because of reduced productivity for those who must be hospitalized.

There is no specific treatment for hepatitis A, because the infection usually resolves itself in 1-2 months. However, to reduce impact damage to the liver as well as speed up the healing process, some steps will be given following treatment while being treated in hospital.

1. Rest. The goal is to provide enough energy for your immune system in fighting infection.

2. Anti nausea. One impact of hepatitis A infection are nausea, which reduces appetite. This impact must be addressed because nutrition is very important in the healing process.

3. Rest your heart. Liver function is to metabolize the drugs are already used in the body. Because liver inflammation is experiencing pain, then drugs that do not need as well as alcohol and the like should be avoided during illness.

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