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What should be the diet in jaundice ?

My daughter is having jaundice from 5 days. She was getting fever and jaundice. Doctor asked us to do blood tests and urine tests. it showed that she had jaundice. Doctor told nothing to worry, she will be fine in one weeek. I just want to know, what foods can be given to her.
Mon, 13 Feb 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi welcome to HCM. You must understand that liver is the chemical factory of the body that processes all that we eat. So if it is affected, we must reduce its work load by eating very small amounts at a time, more frequently. We must also eat foods that are easily digested, and give the liver plenty of sugar so that it does not have to work to produce sugar from the glycogen stored within it.
So give your daughter very small frequent non oily meals, and more of fruits and sweetened juices till she is better.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Farha's  Response
bland diet + with potassium rish fruits will help + avoid milk products
barley water
coconut water
radish juice
garlic juice
insted of roti have dalia pulav/ khichdi
restrict nonveg for 1 month till her yellowness and activity comes back to normal
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murat's  Response
as jaundice is the disease of the liver...we should be very cautious as liver releases enzymes for digestion food..especially fatty food so avoid fatty food as much as possible..
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manasi's  Response
avoid all yellow colored fruits as its very difficult to differntiate the jaundice. go for liv 52 syrup, it a himalaya product is very use ful.
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Give her a lot of fluids and plain food. avoid oily stuff completely. Avoid non veg also.

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After how many days of jaundice we can have non-veg?

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