The underlying medical condition causing jaundice can in some cases be
prevented. Some preventive measures include the following:
- Avoid heavy alcohol use (alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and pancreatitis).
- Vaccines for hepatitis (hepatitis A,
- Take medications which prevent malaria before travelling to high-risk
- Avoid high-risk behaviors such as intravenous drug use or unprotected
intercourse (hepatitis B).
- Avoid potentially contaminated food/water and maintain
- Avoid medications that can cause hemolysis in susceptible individuals (such
as those with G6PD deficiency, a condition that leads to
red blood cell
breakdown after consumption of certain substances).
- Avoid medications and toxins which can cause hemolysis or directly damage
Must Read Articles Related to Jaundice
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Poisoning
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) poisoning is caused primarily by damage to the liver. Symptoms of acetaminophen (Tylenol) poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal ...learn more >>
Cirrhosis is a chronic (ongoing, long-term) disease of the liver. It means damage to the normal liver tissue that keeps this important organ from working as it ...learn more >>
Gallstones are solid particles that form from bile in the gallbladder. There are two types of gallstones, cholesterol and pigment. Causes of gallstones vary, an...learn more >>
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Jaundice: