What is jaundice in children?Yellow skin and eyes.
A substance called "bilirubin" will be developed in the blood and tissues of the body, which leads to jaundice. This excess of bilirubin causes the skin, eyes, and mucus membranes in the mouth to turn a yellowish color. The substance bilirubin is processed by the liver and may indicate damage to the liver. Jaundice in newborn babies is common as per their blood vessels and liver condition. But in older babies, it has to be considered serious. It is a clue to problems with the liver, infection, or other illnesses.
Causes of jaundice in children
One of the main causes of jaundice is the drinking of contaminated water. The contaminated water consists of a virus called Hepatitis A or E. When the Hepatitis virus attacks the liver it can lead to jaundice. The other reason for the jaundice is the liver itself.
The liver can be temporarily or permanently damaged by reducing its ability to break down bilirubin (mix it with bile) and move it into the gallbladder. This also causes jaundice.
Symptoms of jaundice in children
Pale or clay-colored stools.
The Child might also have
High fever with chills.
Flu-like symptoms, such as muscle and joint pain.
Loss of appetite.
Nausea and vomiting.
Unexplained weight loss.
Home remedies for jaundice in children
Chicory juice is beneficial for jaundice, as it removes sluggishness of the liver and promotes the healthy secretion of bile. 5-10 ml juice twice a day according to the age of the children is recommended.
1/4 teaspoon of Turmeric (haldi) powder should be mixed in a glass of hot water. This must be taken 2 to 3 times a day.
Make a paste of tender Papaya leaves and take 1/2 teaspoon of this paste with 1 teaspoon of Honey (shahad).
Add a pinch of roasted Cumin (jeera) seed powder and some salt to buttermilk and consume.
1 cup of juice made with Radish leaves taken 2 times a day.
The stem decoction of Giloy (guduchi) must be mixed with juice of Sugarcane (ganna) and Grapes (angoor).
Make the paste of Punarnava root and take it by mixing it with Coconut water.
Give juice of Green Chirayta (kalmegha) from 5 to 10ml twice a day to the kid.
Triphala powder with honey or sugarcane juice twice a day is very beneficial.
Amlaki rasayan with honey is also useful for the rejuvenation of liver tissues after jaundice.
Vegetables like bitter gourd and other vegetables of Cucurbitaceae family-like sponge gourd, bottle gourd are very much beneficial for jaundice.
Black sugarcane juice is useful as increases the appetite and corrects the digestive system as well.
Roasted chickpea is also useful in jaundice, as it increases appetite.
Lemon juice with sharkara (sugar) is also useful for liver rejuvenation.
Take barley chapatti instead of wheat flour, it is light on the stomach and beneficial for the liver.
Take ginger juice, lemon juice, and sugar mixture twice a day for jaundice.
Considerations in diet
Donít take a heavy fat diet during jaundice, as it is not digested by the liver.
Avoid using wheat or fine flour in a child's diet, as it gets long digestion time and disturbs the metabolism.
Use chickpea flour, jawar, or barley flour instead of wheat and maida flour.
Use sugarcane juice or sugar water as an energy drink in lethargy and whole body weakness.
Donít use oil or ghee in your diet until the removal of jaundice in the body.