Symptoms of Hepatitis

Nausea is a very common symptom that is often described as a feeling of queasiness or wooziness, or a need to vomit. Nausea accompanies a wide variety of mild to serious infections, diseases, conditions, and injuries. Learn more about symptoms of hepatitis ›


Fever is an increase in your body’s temperature to a range that is above normal (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Normal body temperature can change throughout the day by a few degrees. Various factors can increase your body temperature including eating, physical activity, medications, surrounding (room or outdoor) temperature, or a strong emotional response.

Part of your body’s natural defense response to infection is to raise the body temperature. Most pathogens survive best at normal body temperature. Therefore, raising the temperature is your body’s natural way of killing the infectious agent or preventing its spread.

An oral temperature of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit in a child and over 99 to 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit in adults is considered a fever. Fever can be caused by fairly benign conditions, such as a cold, or by serious conditions, such as influenza and meningitis. Infant teething, recent immunization, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, and some cancers can cause a fever as well.

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Itching Skin

  • Blistering

  • Burning

  • Cracked skin

  • Irritation

  • Pain

  • Rash

  • Scaling

  • Swelling

  • Decreased appetite

  • Fatigue

  • Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache, cough, aches, and pains)

  • Headache

  • Irritability in infants and children

  • Joint pain

  • Red eyes

  • Sneezing and runny nose

  • Stress

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Difficulty breathing with swollen tongue or face

  • Fainting or change in level of consciousness

  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Rapid pulse

  • Swelling of the tongue, lips, mouth or face

  • Wheezing

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