Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You can take steps to reduce the risk of passing hepatitis A to others.

  • Avoid sexual activity. Avoid all sexual activity if you have hepatitis A, since many kinds of sexual activity can expose your partner to infection. Condoms don't offer adequate protection.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilet. Scrub vigorously for at least 20 seconds and rinse well. Dry your hands with a disposable towel.
  • Don't prepare food for others while you're actively infected. You can easily pass the infection to others.
Sept. 09, 2014