Accessory glands - Jaundice (Clinical Manifestations (Dark urine.,…
Accessory glands - Jaundice
Jaundice is a yellow discolouration of the skin.
The haem is broken down in the liver into conjugated bilirubin to be finally excreted as part of bile.
If this process is hindered, excess conjugated and unconjugated bilirubin passes into the blood stream and is deposited onto the skin.
Damaged or old red blood cells are mainly removed by the spleen from the circulation.
The haemoglobin splits into the haem and globin.
Nausea and vomiting.
Abdominal pain or rigors.
Weight loss and weakness.
Nursing care plan
Provide regular soothing baths - To relieve pruritus and prevents scratching and skin excoriation.
Provide emotional support - May cause emotional, social and physical isolation.
Administer prescribed medication timeously - Anti histamines may be prescribed to provide relief from itching.
Provide emotional support.
Caused by a buildup of bilirubin, a waste material, in the blood.
An inflammed liver or obstructed bile duct can lead to jaundice, as we as other lying conditions.