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A 33-year-old male asked:

got a baby daughter 17days old now. she had neonatal jaundice at 17.9 points. we got her photo therapy for 36 hours and levels came to 12.

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Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Now level is normal: For 17 day old baby.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Treatment/Management: The trend is in the right direction, and normalizing. Keeping your daughter hydrated will help the process. If you notice any jaundice or yellow tinge to her sclerae ( the white area of the eye ), a follow up level should be obtained. Congratulations on her birth, and the vast majority of infants who are treated with phototherapy for jaundice do very well.

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