Treatment for alcoholic hepatitis requires stopping alcohol consumption to prevent further damage to the liver and potentially reverse existing liver damage. Doctors may also prescribe medications to reduce inflammation in the liver and improve liver function. Malnourished patients sometimes require vitamin and mineral supplements, states Healthline.
In cases where the liver is severely damaged, alcoholic hepatitis patients may require liver transplantation, notes Healthline. Symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis include weight loss, changes in appetite, dry mouth, fatigue and yellowing of the skin. The long-term outlook for alcoholic hepatitis patients depends on the extent of the liver damage and whether or not the patient stops drinking alcohol.