Currently, there are no medications to cure the hepatitis A virus. Typically when you contract the virus, symptoms will last 2-6 months. These symptoms can feel like the flu, and doctors may even prescribe medications to treat these flu-like symptoms. Getting vaccinated with the hepatitis A vaccine can create antibodies in your immune system, protecting you from contracting hepatitis A if given prior to coming in contact with the virus.
Abstaining from alcohol and consulting your doctor before taking certain medications that can affect the liver are ways that you can help prevent liver damage. Hepatitis A is a liver disease and although it is easily manageable, long- term infections can cause liver damage or even death.