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Jaundice (Overview)

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 doctor immediately. Good luck.


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What are the symptoms of jaundice?

What are the symptoms of jaundice?

Yellow skin: After the newborn period, jaundice (a yellow tint to the skin and eyes) may indicate a problem with the liver or red blood cells. Jaundice in newborns is very common but may still need to be monitored. Most newborns have a blood test done at 24 hours old to assess their risk of jaundice. If you think your baby looks a little more yellow lately, check with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Overview)

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 doctor immediately. Good luck.


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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 conditions could cause someone to have yellow skin?

What conditions could cause someone to have yellow skin?

Liver or bile diseas: Liver disease, biliary disease, or blood disease can cause a person to develop yellow or jaundiced skin. ...Read more

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Is jaundice communicable?

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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What can cause jaundice after being detoxed?

What can cause jaundice after being detoxed?

What kind of detox?: Detox, like inpatient detox from narcotics, meth, etc? "detox" like with colonics, herbals, etc? Jaundice is caused by blockage to the flow of bile-within cells, small ductules, bile ducts. Can be due to liver damage, blockage by stones, tumors, inflammation of liver, toxic reaction to meds, herbals, etc. Call your doc, needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does a fluorescent light treat jaundice?

Interested to know how does a fluorescent light treat jaundice?

Isomeric change: Neonatal jaundice is often caused by an accumulation of fat soluble indirect bilirubin. This indirect bilirubin undergoes isomeric change upon being exposed to fluorescent light of specific wave length and become water soluble. This process allows indirect bilirubin be excreted without undergoing conjugation process in liver. ...Read more

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What to eat when suffering from jaundice ? And what to avoid ? Are there any home remedies to treat it ?

What to eat when suffering from jaundice ? And what to avoid ? Are there any home remedies to treat it ?

Nothing really: No specific recommendation with jaundice in terms of eating. First and foremost important thing is that you need to seek medical attention to find the cause of jaundice. As a general rule, please avoid any over the counter medication or herbal preparation. For prescription medicine always please check with specialist. ...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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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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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