Of all variants, hepatitis A is the most common and at the same time the most harmless. In most cases, it cures on its own.
The viruses are excreted through the intestines and absorbed through the mouth. Most often, hepatitis A is transmitted when eating or drinking contaminated food or through physical contact (e.g., ass to hand to mouth). Infection can also happen through blood-to-blood.
If you like rimming, anal or finger games, or if you share a tube or syringe with friends when consuming substances, it is possible that you will contract hepatitis A.
Hepatitis infection often goes unnoticed or is not recognized right away.
Two to four weeks after infection, flu-like symptoms (fever, joint pain, fatigue, loss of appetite) may appear. Sometimes there is itching or yellowing of the skin or eyes.
After a few weeks, the hepatitis A infection heals on its own.
Hepatitis A is detected by a blood test.
There is no treatment for hepatitis A itself. Medical treatment aims to alleviate the symptoms of the disease.
If you have an infection, you should not take any substances that put a strain on your liver (medicines, alcohol and other substances).