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There are no medicines for treating a hepatitis E infection after a person gets it. In milder cases, healthcare providers usually prescribe rest, plenty of fluids, and a nutritious diet. While the body fights hepatitis E, a person should avoid any medicines—over-the-counter or prescribed—that could damage the liver. Sufferers should also avoid alcohol during the recovery period, as alcohol may also damage the liver.
Last Updated October 02, 2009