Treatment for hepatitis B depends if it is chronic or acute.
Acute Hepatitis B Infection
If it is an acute hepatitis B infection, it will go away on its own. A person with acute hepatitis B infection does not need any treatment but a healthy lifestyle with proper rest and good nutrition.
Chronic Hepatitis B Infection
Chronic hepatitis B infection needs proper ongoing treatment. Untreated infection may lead to other body infections and diseases.
The following treatments are recommended:
A body needs a substance to fight off infections. Interferon alfa-2b is a substance made by humans that is recommended for women who want to conceive and avoid infection exposure.
It is not used during pregnancy. Young people can also use these injections. A person may experience nausea, depression, difficulty breathing, or vomiting after taking the injections.
Severe liver damage needs a transplant. The damaged liver is replaced by a healthy liver during the liver transplant.
Many antiviral medications help to fight off infections caused by viruses. The intake of medicine also slows down the progress of liver damage. It depends on your doctor what type of antiviral medicine you will be prescribed.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
A virus-infected person should take precautions to protect others from the virus, such as:
Protected sex: A sexually active person should share with a partner about being infected with hepatitis B. Unprotected sex can transmit the infection. You can ask your specialist how you can have safe sex.
Don’t Allow Others to Use Personal Items: Using IV drugs increases the chance of virus transmission through syringes and needles. You should not allow others to use toothbrushes and razor blades with others.