Is Jaundice Contagious?

The answer is NO.

Jaundice itself is not contagious. You cannot contract jaundice from direct contact with an affected individual, through respiratory droplets, or via any other typical means of transmission associated with contagious diseases.

Causes of Jaundice:

The buildup of bilirubin in the blood is responsible for jaundice. Bilirubin is produced when red blood cells break down.

Symptoms of Jaundice:

Jaundice can present itself with different symptoms depending on its underlying causes. 

1. Darker Urine. 2. Light Pale Stool 3. Itchiness 4. Fever. 5. Yellowish body and eyes 7. Fatigue and weakness 8. Nausea and vomiting 

How is Jaundice Diagnosed?

A straightforward blood test that finds elevated bilirubin levels is essential for diagnosing jaundice. 

Final Thoughts

Jaundice is not contagious and cannot be transmitted from one person to another. It is a symptom that signals an underlying issue with the liver, gallbladder, or bile ducts. To know more read our full blog.