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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

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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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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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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If eyes and skin is light yellow colour. Does it mean jaundice?

Possibly: Those are all classic signs of jaundice and should be checked. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
Once
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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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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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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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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
Once
If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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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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How can I cure jaundice in my eyes?

How can I cure jaundice in my eyes?

Treat the bilirubin: The yellow color of jaundice in your eyes will go away when the level of bilirubin decreases in your blood. ...Read more

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Could a jaundice patient have modafinil 100mg tablet?

Could a jaundice patient have modafinil 100mg tablet?

Jaundice & modafinil: Would a doc prescribe modafinil (a med used to promote wakefulness) to a patient with jaundice? There is a caution on prescribing modafinil to patients with liver disease (as the med is primarily metabolized via the liver). Essentially, however, this is a clinical decision that ur doc will make based on the cause of jaundice & severity of liver dz. Modafinil shu b avoided in Pts w hx of addiction. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

Only HepB jaundice: Hepatitis b vaccine will only prevent the jaundice caused by hepb virus infection (and hepa vaccine will likewise only prevent jaundice caused by hepa virus). Jaundice from other causes will not be prevented. Examples are newborn jaundice, hepatitis c, bile duct malformations, gallstones or gallbladder disease, alcoholic liver damage, other viral hepatitis, etc... ...Read more

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Is there anyway I can help my baby avoid jaundice?

Is there anyway I can help my baby avoid jaundice?

No: Jaundice in the newborn occurs for many reasons, most of them are harmless. It depends on the type of jaundice and duration as to whether a more serious reason exists for the jaundice. There is no way to prevent these, and only a doctor can determine the best evaluation and treatment for your baby's jaundice. ...Read more

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He is suffering from jaundice. Bilibrum 11. Every year he get jaundice?

Jaundice: Recurrent jaundice is caused by an inflammation of the liver, such as viral or bacterial hepatitis. It can also be caused by a bacterial infection. Some people get jaundiced more easily due to a problem with bilirubin metabolism. I would seek medical attention to find out what the cause can be. ...Read more

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My baby has jaundice and one of the causing factors may be hypothydrosim! We are at the hospital waiting for blood work. What should I do?

My baby has jaundice and one of the causing factors may be hypothydrosim! We are at the hospital waiting for blood work. What should I do?

Congenital Hypo-: Thyroidism is an inborn error of metabolism treated by pediatric endocrinologists with daily oral thyroid hormone supplement beginning in the 1st few mos. Of life & maintained so that the child grows well & develops typical intelligence. Attention & learning problems can still occur, so follow through with the referral to your state's early intervention program to monitor development. ...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

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