Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you have hepatitis A, you can take steps to reduce the risk that you may pass the virus to others. Take steps to:

  • 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 this highly contagious infection to other people.
Sep. 01, 2011

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