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Why does icterus/ yellowish discolouration only occur in the sclera?

Why does icterus/ yellowish discolouration only occur in the sclera?

It doesn't : The yellow discoloration is just more visible against the white back drop of the sclera. ...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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I need medical advice for jaundice?

I need medical advice for  jaundice?

Need more info..: Jaundice is just a symptom with many possible causes...infection, medications, metabolic problems, even cancer. We need more information to advise you. ...Read more

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What is the diet for me with jaundice?

What is the diet for me with jaundice?

Depends.: This depends on the cause of the jaundice. In any case you should be seeing your doctor about this. I can bet you should not be drinking alcohol or taking acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Can I catch jaundice from someone else?

Can I catch jaundice from someone else?

No: You can catch hepatitis from somebody else. Hepatitis can lead to jaundice, but you can't directly catch jaundice from somebody else. ...Read more

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If you have jaundice what does that mean?

If you have jaundice what does that mean?

Usually is means ur: Liver is in trouble, either it cannot drain due to obstruction of a duct, or it cannot make the bilirubin pigment enter the cell or be converted to a soluble form. Excess destruction of red cells is another issue (hemolysis). Liver function and biliary drainage ducts are the places to look. ...Read more

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What is the role of herbs in treating jaundice?

Depends on cause: Jaundice is a symptom, not an illness, so the treatment depends on the cause. However, many different herbs can be useful in the treatment of jaundice. Work with your md to find the cause & work with a holistic md, naturopath &/or acupuncturist for guidance in choosing the herbs most appropriate for the cause. See http://www.Herbs2000.Com/disorders/jaundice.Htm for an overview of herbs & jaundice. ...Read more

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Whats the best thing to eat if you have jaundice?

It depends: There are different causes for jaundice. Ask your doctor to provide dietary advice. ...Read more

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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Yellow skin may be seen in jaundice, which is an increased level of bilirubin in the blood, generally caused by liver disease, gall bladder ...Read more