JAUNDICE (SKIN AND EYES)

Biology

JAUNDICE (SKIN AND EYES)

JAUNDICE (SKIN AND EYES)

This is a yellow colouration of the skin and eyes.

Cause:

Presence of excess bile pigments.
This happens due to blockage of bile duct or destruction of liver.

Symptoms: Yellow pigmentation of skin and eyes, nausea, vomiting and lack of appetite. Itching of skin.

Treatment

Removal of stones from the gall bladder by surgery.
Give patient fat-free diet, reduced amount of proteins.
Give antihistamines to reduce itching.