Cholestasis | Symptoms, Types, Diagnosis & Treatment

3. Treatment of neonatal cholestasis

Treatment for neonatal cholestasis typically involves phototherapy and medications to help promote bile excretion. Phototherapy consists of the use of special lights to break down bile pigments in the skin, while medications, such as ursodeoxycholic acid, can help to reduce the production of bile acids.

Surgery may sometimes be needed to relieve any blockage of the bile ducts. Additional treatments may include dietary modifications and vitamin supplementation to help support the liver and its function.