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How long does jaundice last in adults?

How long does jaundice last in adults?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the jaundice. ...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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How long does it takes jaundice to go away in adults?

How long does it takes jaundice to go away in adults?

Depends upon....: The underlying cause (s) of jaundice, e.g., hepatitis, hemolytic anemia, etc. ...Read more

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How much time it take for jaundice to go away in adult like 23 years old?

How much time it take for jaundice to go away in adult like 23 years old?

Jaundice: May be a sign of a problem with your liver such as hepatitis. Please see your doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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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

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How long does it take to get over jaundice for adults if he /she admits In hospital?

How long does it take to get over jaundice for adults if he /she admits In hospital?

Jaundice: Jaundice is caused by an increased amount of bilirubin in the blood or tissues. How quickly jaundice will resolve depends on what the cause is. If the cause is able to be completely reversed, jaundice usually reverses in just a few days. Good luck. ...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 are the effects of jaundice?

What are the effects of jaundice?

Itching: Jaundice in and of itself doesn't cause a lot of problems. People do complain of severe itching when they are jaundiced. The most important thing to do is discover why you are jaundiced. The cause of your skin discoloration could be very serious and have multiple other side effects. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of cholestatic jaundice?

What are the long-term effects of cholestatic jaundice?

Several: They depend on cause and age of patient. In preterm infants, it is frequently from prolonged use of TPN and late start of feeds. Majority resolve. In some cases it can cause gall bladder sludge, gall stones or inflammation/infection of the plumbing system of the liver (cholangitis). In extreme cases, these patients can develop cirrhosis and chronic liver failure and may need liver transplant. ...Read more

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My newborn has mild case of jaundice it's starting to clear up. What are symptoms of jaundice and can she still have side effects how long doesitlast?

My newborn has mild case of jaundice it's starting to clear up. What are symptoms of jaundice and can she still have side effects how long doesitlast?

See below: A typical newborn born at full term develops a mild jaundice (yellow staining of skin and eyes) which peaks at 3rd day of life and fades away by 7th day. Mild jaundice of this type does not result in any harm. Should her jaundice takes a protracted course or gets worse in degree, underlying cause (s) should be sought. ...Read more

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Hello widal +ve (o&h ag) & total bilirubin (1.2 mg/dl).I was suffered from jaundice before 3 months. Tell me med. Which has less side effects on liver?

Hello widal +ve (o&h ag) & total bilirubin (1.2 mg/dl).I was suffered from jaundice before 3 months. Tell me med. Which has less side effects on liver?

Typhoid: The widal test is an agglutination test that detects antibodies to salmonella typhi, the cause of typhoid fever (also called enteric fever). A single titer doesn't make the diagnosis, and any treatment has to be based on all the symptoms and findings. Typhoid fever is usually treated with Ciprofloxacin by mouth or Ceftriaxone by injection - neither is harmful to the liver. ...Read more

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I have jaundice?

I have jaundice?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to check your liver function and hepatitis. ...Read more

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What is jaundice?

What is jaundice?

Don't hide, get help: Jaundice in the setting of chronic liver disease is serious stuff. Either there has been an acute insult to an already compromised liver, or liver failure is progressing. Cholestasis associated with jaundice may mean a blocked bile duct, altered blood flow to ;/or away from the liver, or worsening liver disease. Sometimes, jaundice is due to relatively benign conditions like gilbert's syndrome. ...Read more

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What is jaundice?

What is jaundice?

Buildup of bilirubin: Bilirubin is a bile pigment produced by the body. Excess accumulation in the body turns the eyes and skin yellow - jaundice.
This can be due to either increased production (certain anemias, newborn jaundice, inherited metabolism defects), or failure of elimination (bile duct blockage, liver disease). ...Read more

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What is white jaundice?

What is white jaundice?

Jaundice: Jaundice occurs due to build-up of bilirubin which turns skin yellow. Can happen from biliary problem (liver, gall bladder, pancreas disease) or bursting red blood cells (hemolytic anemia). Sometimes, first sign of jaundice is scleral icterus (yellowing of whites of eyes). I imagine that is what is referred to as "white jaundice" which, to my knowledge, is not an official medical term. ...Read more

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Is jaundice communicable?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the jaundice. For example, viral hepatitis is communicable while alcoholic hepatitis is not. ...Read more

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How noticeable is jaundice?

Depends: Less so with lower level and easier as levels increase. ...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