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Are vitamin k and erythomycin eye oinment mandatory for newborns?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes for vitamin K: A significant bleeding condition in newborns known as "hemorrhagic disease of newborn" has been eliminated by universal vitamin k administration. Erythromycin eye ointment has been applied to protect newborn's eye from catching chlamydia infection.

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