There are no medical treatments for hepatitis A, however bed rest, a healthy diet and plenty of fluids are recommended for a quick recovery. Medications should be limited to those considered essential and alcohol should be avoided. Hepatitis A is an acute infection and will not become a chronic (long term) infection. Some people can still work while experiencing symptoms of hepatitis A, however people working with food or drink, or in professions requiring close personal contact (such as child and health care workers), should not work for at least one week after the onset of jaundice.