Learn what you need to know about treating these common infections.
  • Vaginal infection
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infection
  • Viral infections
  • Staph infections
 

 
 

 

Hepatitis A Symptoms

Symptoms of hepatitis A may not develop in some people who are infected. Young children tend to have mild cases, while older children and adults are likely to have more severe cases. Typically, the virus incubates for 15 to 45 days before any symptoms occur.

The symptoms associated with hepatitis A are similar to the flu, but the skin and eyes may become yellow (jaundiced) because the liver is not able to filter bilirubin (a product that results from the breakdown of hemoglobin) from the blood.

The following symptoms may develop with hepatitis A infection:

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, especially in the area of the liver
  • Low-grade fever
  • Pale or clay-colored stools
  • Dark urine
  • Generalized itching
Over 85% of people with hepatitis A recover within 3 months, and over 99% of people recover by 6 months. Hepatitis A infection does not become chronic.