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What is the basic treatment for adults with jaundice?

What is the basic treatment for adults with jaundice?

Evaluate the cause: Jaundice, which is due to serious liver diseae, sometimes will show up first by a yellowing of the whites of the eyes. The urine will also be quite discolored. If this occurs, you will need to quickly see a gastroenterologist, especially with a liver orientation if possible, and find the cause and recommend treatment. This can be very serious. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Treatment for adult with bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Treatment for adult with  bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Stop Alcohol/nutriti: There is no way to predict how high the bilirubin can go, it may go higher if you keep drinking
first step is to stop drinkin
second is proper nutrition
naltrexone or acamprostate may be prescribed in some cases
in late stage with cirrhosis liver transplant
nothing will work if one keeps drinking, will lead to cirrhosis and liver failure in time. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for an adult having bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

What is a good treatment for an adult having bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Medical first: Recommend detoxification & stabilization of your medical condition. Do you have an addiction medicine specialist treating you? Alcoholics anonymous is a 12 step program that is the back bone for sobriety programs for most. Inpatient rehabiltation programs can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of jaundice?

What is the treatment of jaundice?

Find the cause: You need to find the cause. See a primary care doctor. Possibilities can be from primary liver failure, to pancreatic mass, to gallstones with bile duct blockage, etc. The treatments all depend on the cause of the jaundice. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for jaundice?

What is the treatment for jaundice?

Light therapy: The treatment for jaundice varies, depending on the severity and type of jaundice. For otherwise healthy newborns with mild to moderate jaundice, the most common treatment is light therapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for jaundice in 8 year d?

Serious: Consult a pediatrician.
There may be many causes, including infections , blood disorders & liver disease. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about jaundice and its treatment?

Can you please tell me about jaundice and its treatment?

Jaundice is a sympto: Jaundice is a symptom of liver disese due to several different causes from infections, congenital metabolic conditions, new born conditions, gall bladder stones, tumors and primary or metastatic cancer in liver
treatment is directed towards the cause of the jaundice. ...Read more

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In neonatal jaundice what's the treatment?

In neonatal jaundice what's the treatment?

Neonatal jaundice: Phototherapy is the primary treatment in neonates with unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. This therapeutic principle was discovered rather serendipitously in england in the 1950s and is now arguably the most widespread therapy of any kind (excluding prophylactic treatments) used in newborns. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for neonatal jaundice?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for neonatal jaundice?

Phototherapy: If treatment is needed the best treatment is phototherapy, which is light therapy using special lamps or lighted blankets and exposing skin to them. Also one has to ensure proper nutrition and hydration. The fastest treatment is blood exchange transfusion but this is used only in very rare situations when jaundice is very severe and putting at risk baby's brain. ...Read more

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My jaundice, level is 3 .5, in how many weeks will i recover? I am under treatment of a doctor

Depends: It depends on the underlying cause, how high your bilirubin peaked and when this happend. It can take days to weeks depending if it is an acute or chronic problem based on your underlying liver disease. The good thing is that you are under a care of a doctor so they will have your bilirubin lab trends and should be able to answer your question more accurately. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the treatment for jaundice- my mothers total bilirubin count is 6.5 mg/dl?

Depends on cause: Jaundice is a symptom, like fever. The treatment depends on the cause of jaundice. It is not feasible to provide a more useful answer from the information you provided. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the treatment for jaundice if my mothers total bilirubin count is 6.5 mg/dl?

Jaundice: Treatment depends on the cause of the jaundice. I would definitely have your mom checked with a physician to determine the cause of jaundice. ...Read more

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My brother has 3.5 bilirubin in his blood, is he suffering from jaundice? Is it something to worry abt, what is best treatment? Any food restrictions?

It depends: By definition, jaundice means yellow skin or eyes caused by elevated bilirubin. It generally requires a bilirubin of at least 3 to be noticed. The potential causes are numerous. More information regarding the other liver tests is needed in order to expand on the potential diagnoses. ...Read more

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Do you know a treatment for newborn jaundice?

Light and feeding.: Physiologic newborn jaundice is caused by rising bilirubin, a by-product the breakdown of excess hemoglobin. Bright light will cause further breakdown of this in a product that the kidney will excrete. Frequent feeding will cause bilirubin to pass through the intestines and liver exiting the body through bowel movements. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for neonatal jaundice?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for neonatal jaundice?

Need for Rx varies: Nn jaundice is a routein event in newborns as babies system starts catching up to work mom's body did before birth.Intensity varies &@ low levels can be ignored.As levels go up, depending on babies other issues it can become toxic to the developing brain.If the white of babies eyes is yellow, blood tests are needed.Effective rx includes phototherapy, IV fluids, & rarely an exchange transfussion. ...Read more

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After how many days of treatment from jaundice, can I drink alcohol ?

After how many days of treatment from jaundice, can I drink alcohol ?

Maybe never. : You may have a liver condition that would make any alcohol intake a very bad idea. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How does light therapy fix jaundice?

How does light therapy fix jaundice?

Reacts with light: The bilirubin in the patient's body absorbs energy in the blue range of the spectrum (420-470 nm lights are blue). As a result of absorbing this energy the bilirubin molecule is broken down and then metabolized and excreted in the urine or feces. Over time the bilirubin level will return to normal. ...Read more

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My 13 days son poos liquid and yellowish in texture and also smells, already diagnosed from jaundice on 4 th day and got photo therapy for 36 hrs on?

My 13 days son poos liquid and yellowish in texture and also smells, already diagnosed from jaundice on 4 th day and got photo therapy for  36 hrs on?

Could be normal: Loose stools are common around the second week of life, when the the intestinal flora is getting balanced in the baby.
Stools begin to smell more at that time. This could all be normal. If you are breast feeding, stool will be more yellowish and liquid with small curds, and some parents may confuse this consistency with diarrhea. If the baby is not fussy (colic) & urinating well don't worry. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Jaundice = yellowing of skin & eyes due ...Read more