Is there a vaccine, treatment, or a cure for Hepatitis?
There are vaccines that can keep you from getting Hepatitis A or Hepatitis B. There is currently no vaccine for Hepatitis C. The vaccine for Hepatitis A consists of two shots over 6 months. The Hepatitis B vaccine consists of 3 shots over 5-6 months. To get full protection (immunity) against Hepatitis A or B, you must get all of the shots in each series. Almost everyone infected with Hepatitis A completely recovers in about 4 to 8 weeks. There is no medication for Hepatitis A. Rest and avoiding things that are toxic to your liver (like alcohol), help the healing process. In severe cases that require hospitalization, there are medicines that can lesson the symptoms. There is no cure for Hepatitis B or C. However, there are treatments that can help improve the symptoms of Hepatitis B and C. Many people use alternative or complimentary therapies such as acupuncture, herbs and vitamins to treat Hepatitis A, B, and C.