low, but advises customers who ate the recalled candy contact their doctor to see if they need medication to prevent a possible infection.
The Hepatitis A virus is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation and affect your liver’s ability to function.
Signs and symptoms of the virus typically don’t appear until you’ve had the virus for a few weeks. But not everyone with hepatitis A develops them. If you do, hepatitis signs and symptoms can include:
– Sudden nausea and vomiting
– Abdominal pain or discomfort, especially on the upper right side beneath your lower ribs (by your liver)
– Clay-colored bowel movements
– Loss of appetite
– Low-grade fever
– Dark urine
– Joint pain
– Yellowing of the skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
– Intense itching
These symptoms may be relatively mild and go away in a few weeks. Sometimes, however, hepatitis A infection results in a severe illness that lasts several months.
So when should you see a doctor?
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have…