6 tips to prevent jaundice from coming back

Have you suffered from jaundice in the past? Here's how to avoid a relapse of this water-borne disease, especially during monsoons.

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6 Tips To Prevent Jaundice From Recurring This Monsoon Season

Jaundice causes a light yellowish tinge or pigmentation of the skin along with the whites of the eyes. While jaundice is not a disease, it is the sign of an underlying disease. Dr Pradip Shah, Physician, Fortis Hospital in Mumbai says there are two types of jaundice - hepatitis A and hepatitis E, which is mainly caused by contaminated water or food. These are the six ways you can protect yourself from recurring hepatitis and keep your body healthy.

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Get Vaccinated For Hepatitis A

If you have suffered from hepatitis A and received adequate medical treatment, you won't have a relapse of jaundice. However, hepatitis E is a lot more persistent and can strike again after 15-20 days. As of now, there is no vaccination for hepatitis E. However, you can get vaccinated for hepatits A. For students and working professionals, it is a must mainly because if you have jaundice, you will need rest for at least a week before you fully recover. Also Read - Skincare Tips During Periods: Try These Amazing DIY Products For A Clear Skin During Your Cycle, Watch Video

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Avoid Street Side Food

Both hepatitis A and E spread via contaminated water. To completely reduce the risk of getting jaundice again, avoid street side food and eating outside as far as possible. During monsoons, you are more vulnerable to infection.

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Personal Hygiene

Maintain personal hygiene like washing your hands regularly throughout the day and keeping your feet and hands clean at all times. Also Read - Ayurvedic Treatment To Improve Eye Sight: Know How To Make Vision Better As Per Ayurveda, Watch Video

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Wash And Cook Your Vegetables Thoroughly

Doctors advise that you should eat home-cooked food as far as possible during monsoons. While cooking, make sure to clean your vegetables and fruits thoroughly under running water. Also, cook your vegetables well to keep yourself safe from any contaminants.

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Avoid Alcohol

If you regularly drink alcohol, your liver becomes weak and in the long run and it will make you far more prone to jaundice. Cut down on your alcohol intake and avoid it if you were diagnosed with jaundice in the last few months. Also Read - Anxiety In Children With Cancer: How Can It Impact Mental Well-Being?

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Add Super Foods To Your Diet To Build Up Your Immunity

Have a high fibre diet and avoid processed foods to build your immunity. Add super foods like yogurt, ginger, turmeric and fresh fruits to your diet to avoid falling sick again. However, avoid cold salads and switch to cooked food to stay on the safer side during monsoons.