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Antiviral or immune-suppressing drugs may be prescribed*

Hepatitis can be acute or chronic

Treatment varies depending on the type and severity

*Prescriptions are provided at the doctor’s discretion. Learn more about our controlled substances policy and how you can save up to 80% with our prescription discount card. PlushCare doctors cannot treat all cases of hepatitis. Our primary care physicians can conduct an initial evaluation of your symptoms, but may need to refer you to a specialist or for in-person treatment. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, seek emergency medical attention immediately.

Learn about hepatitis

Hepatitis is a general term that describes liver inflammation. It can be caused by viral infections (viral hepatitis), alcohol, medications, and health conditions. Viral infections are the most common cause of hepatitis.

Depending on its course, hepatitis can be acute or chronic. While acute hepatitis involves sudden flare-ups, chronic hepatitis is a long-term condition that causes progressive liver damage.

There are several types of hepatitis:

Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis A is a food-borne illness caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can be spread through contaminated water and unwashed food. It's easy to transmit, especially in children, but rarely causes liver damage.

Hepatitis B

  • Hepatitis B is transmitted through exposure to contaminated blood, needles, syringes, or body fluids. As a chronic infection, hepatitis B can lead to liver damage, liver cancer, and cirrhosis.

Hepatitis C

  • Hepatitis C is an infection of the hepatitis C virus. It can be transmitted through infected blood or from mother to newborn during childbirth. Like hepatitis B, hepatitis C can also lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis.

Hepatitis D

  • Hepatitis D is a rare form of hepatitis that only occurs in conjunction with hepatitis B virus infection. The hepatitis D virus causes liver inflammation, but a person cannot contract the hepatitis D virus without a hepatitis B infection.

Hepatitis E

  • Hepatitis E is a waterborne disease caused by the hepatitis E virus. Hepatitis E is primarily found in poor sanitation areas where fecal matter can contaminate the water supply.

Autoimmune hepatitis

  • Autoimmune hepatitis happens when the immune system mistakes the liver as harmful and attacks it. This causes liver inflammation, which can affect liver function.

Hepatitis causes

  • Most people with hepatitis develop the condition due to a viral infection. However, other factors can cause hepatitis, including:

    • Excessive alcohol consumption (alcoholic hepatitis)

    • Medication misuse

    • Exposure to toxins

    • Certain medical conditions, such as autoimmune conditions

Hepatitis symptoms

  • If you're living with chronic hepatitis, you may not show any symptoms of hepatitis until you've experienced liver damage. In contrast, people with acute hepatitis typically present symptoms shortly after contracting the virus.

    Common symptoms of hepatitis include:

    • Abdominal pain, swelling, and/or tenderness

    • Fatigue and discomfort

    • Jaundice

    • Dark-colored urine

    • Light-colored stools

    • Nausea

How to treat hepatitis

Treatment for hepatitis varies depending on the type and severity of hepatitis infection.

  • Hepatitis A: Hepatitis A is an acute infection and generally requires no treatment.

  • Hepatitis B: If you have chronic hepatitis B, your doctor will prescribe antiviral medications to treat the infection. Treatment also requires regular medical evaluations and monitoring.

  • Hepatitis C: Antiviral medications can treat both acute and chronic forms of hepatitis C. If you have chronic hepatitis C, your doctor may prescribe multiple antiviral drugs.

  • Hepatitis D: The main treatment for hepatitis D is pegylated interferon-alpha. This medication isn't recommended for people with cirrhosis liver damage, psychiatric conditions, or autoimmune disorders.

  • Hepatitis E: Hepatitis E is often acute and resolves on its own.

  • Autoimmune hepatitis: Your doctor may prescribe corticosteroids or other immune-suppressing drugs to treat autoimmune hepatitis.

Hepatitis medication

Hepatitis medication is often required to treat chronic hepatitis. Depending on the type and severity of your infection, your doctor may recommend:

  • Antiviral medication, such as direct-acting antivirals

    Combination drugs


    Immune-suppressing drugs

How to prevent hepatitis

To prevent hepatitis infection, children—or anyone who has not been previously vaccinated—should get vaccinated against hepatitis A and hepatitis B.

There are currently no vaccines against hepatitis C, D, or E. However, you can reduce your risk of hepatitis infection by:

  • Not sharing needles, razors, or toothbrushes

  • Not touching spilled blood

  • Using barrier methods, such as condoms, with sexual partners

When to see a doctor for hepatitis

If you're experiencing any symptoms of hepatitis, talk to your doctor. The earlier you talk to your healthcare provider, the earlier you can start treatment for hepatitis.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience:

  • Extreme dizziness

  • Chest discomfort

  • Changes in your vision

  • Swelling in your legs, feet, or ankles

  • Diarrhea for over 48 hours or blood in stool

Hepatitis treatment FAQs

  • Is there treatment for hepatitis?

    While there's no specific treatment for acute hepatitis, treatment options and medications are available for chronic hepatitis. Depending on the type of infection, your doctor may prescribe antivirals or immune-suppressing drugs.

  • What is the best treatment for hepatitis?

    The best treatment will depend on the type and severity of hepatitis. While most forms of acute hepatitis clear up on their own, chronic hepatitis often requires treatment with antiviral or immune-suppressing drugs.

  • Which medication is used in the treatment of hepatitis?

    Antiviral medication is most commonly used to treat chronic hepatitis. However, hepatitis treatment will depend on the type and severity of the infection.

  • Can hepatitis be cured or treated?

    Most cases of hepatitis are viral infections, which clear up on their own. There's no cure for chronic hepatitis, such as hepatitis B, but treatment can help people with hepatitis manage the condition.

  • Can hepatitis be treated successfully with antibiotics?

    No, antibiotics cannot treat hepatitis. Hepatitis is primarily caused by viral infections, and your doctor may prescribe antiviral medications depending on the type and severity of the condition.

  • How long can a hepatitis B patient live without treatment?

    Hepatitis B is a "silent disease" that can live in your body for over 50 years before you present symptoms.

  • Can hepatitis C go away without treatment?

    Yes, acute hepatitis B infection can go away on its own without treatment. However, in most cases, the virus remains in the body for longer than 6 months and turns into a chronic infection. Chronic hepatitis C can cause serious health problems and requires treatment with antiviral medication.

3 simple steps to request treatment for hepatitis today

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Related conditions to hepatitis

  • HIV & AIDS

    While hepatitis causes liver inflammation, HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Both HIV and hepatitis B are transmitted through body fluids, while hepatitis C is transmitted through blood.

  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can cause permanent damage to a woman's reproductive system.

  • Gonorrhea

    Gonorrhea is an STD that causes infection in the genitals, rectum, and throat. If left untreated, it can lead to joint pain, liver inflammation, and brain damage.

  • Syphilis

    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It starts as a sore on the genitals, rectum, or mouth. It can spread via skin or mucous membrane contact with the sore.

  • Herpes

    Herpes is a viral infection that causes sores around the mouth and/or genitals. It can be spread from skin contact with infected areas, often during sexual contact.

Hepatitis treatment pricing details

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Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance



First month free



30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129.

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