Treatment. Treating jaundice can’t be done without treating the condition that is causing it to happen in the first place. For example, if a person has a damaged liver because they are an alcoholic, then the only solution is for them to try to stop drinking. Hepatitis poses a more difficult challenge though because its treatment involves taking special medications for months until the condition improves. Usually, the liver can regenerate or heal from damage if it is given enough time, but if the damage is too severe, the only way to treat the problem may be a liver transplant.