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What Are Jaundice Treatments?
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Treatment depends on the cause of the underlying condition leading to jaundice and any potential complications related to it. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment can then be directed to address that particular condition, and it may or may not require hospitalization.
Self-Care at Home for Jaundice
The objectives of home therapy include symptom relief and managing the medical condition causing the underlying jaundice. The various measures that may be undertaken include:
What Are Other Medical Treatments?
Treatment varies based on the medical condition responsible for causing jaundice, and the associated symptoms and complications. Treatments may include the following:
What Are Jaundice Medications
Medications may or may not be necessary. After diagnosing the cause of the patient's jaundice, the health care practitioner will direct the patient's treatment and prescribe medications if they are necessary. As outlined above, various medication options exist depending on the underlying cause of the jaundice.
Is Surgery Necessary?
Surgical treatment may be necessary in certain cases of cancer, congenital malformations, conditions that obstruct the bile ducts, gallstones, and abnormalities of the spleen. Sometimes, a liver transplant may be necessary.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/12/2016
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