How to prevent hepatitis A
- Wash your hands with soap after going to the toilet
- Only consume food that has just been cooked
- Only drink commercially bottled water, or boiled water if you’re unsure of local sanitation
- Only eat fruits that you can peel if you are somewhere where sanitation is unreliable
- Only eat raw vegetables if you are sure they have been cleaned/disinfected thoroughly
- Get a vaccine for hepatitis A if you travel to places where hepatitis may be endemic.
How to prevent hepatitis B
- Tell the partner if you are a carrier or try to find out whether he/she is a carrier
- Practice safe sex
- Only use clean syringes that have not been used by anyone else
- Do not share toothbrushes, razors, or manicure instruments
- Have a hepatitis B series of shots if you are at risk
- Only allow well sterilized skin perforating equipment (tattoo, acupuncture, etc.).
- If you are infected do not let others share your toothbrush, razor, manicure equipment
- If you are infected cover open wounds
- Do not share needles, toothbrushes, or manicure equipment
- If your skin is to be pierced, make sure equipment is well sterilized (tattoo, etc.)
- Go easy on the alcohol
- Do not share drug equipment.
- Use the same guidelines as for hepatitis B. Only a person who is infected with hepatitis B can become infected with hepatitis D.
- Do the same as you would to protect yourself from hepatitis A infection.
- Go easy on the alcohol, or abstain from consuming alcohol.
- Make sure you know about the lethal contents of all chemicals
- Make sure the spray is not pointing at you
- Make sure you wear protective gear if you have to.
How to prevent hepatitis C
How to prevent hepatitis D
How to prevent hepatitis E
How to prevent alcoholic hepatitis
How to prevent toxic/drug induced hepatitis