When will I recover from jaundice?
Q: I am a 22 years old boy suffering from jaundice for the last 6 days. I am taking complete rest. My diet includes oranges, apples, sugarcane juices, tender coconut, barley water, rice, skimmed milk and buttermilk. How long will it take to switch over to a high protein diet? When can I start my training for football? Please advise.
A:Your hepatitis is a virus infection and most people recover in about ten days and gradually get over it in about 4 weeks. Initially liver inflammation prevents protein metabolism and people lose their appetite. If your appetite improves you should be able to eat normally and gradually be able to get to training.