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There's currently no cure for hepatitis A, but it normally gets better on its own within a couple of months. You can usually look after yourself at home.

But it's still a good idea to see your GP for a blood test if you think you could have hepatitis A, as more serious conditions can have similar symptoms.

Your GP can also advise you about treatments. They may carry out regular blood tests to check how well your liver is working.

Go back to your GP if your symptoms get worse or have not started to improve within a couple of months.

Relieving your symptoms

The following advice may help:

Preventing the spread of infection

While you're ill, it's also important to try to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others.

You should:

Any close contacts, such as people who live in the same house as you, may be advised to have the hepatitis A vaccine to reduce their risk of becoming infected.