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Jaundice: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Increased Itchiness

Jaundice might also cause the skin to be very itchy due to an increased level of toxic components building up in the blood vessels when bile breaks down. In general, itchiness might be associated with underlying obstruction of the bile duct or cirrhosis of your liver. The bile ducts are responsible for carrying away bile to your gallbladder from your liver and might be blocked by gallstones. Cirrhosis of your liver is simply a health issue in which this body part is damaged or impaired to the degree that usual healthy tissues in the liver is replaced with those non-functioning scar tissues and is triggered by many factors such as alcoholism or hepatitis. [2]