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Are there alternative therapies for neonatal jaundice?

Are there alternative therapies for neonatal jaundice?

NO: Neonatal jaundice can be dangerous if not treated early and correctly. The bilirubin molecule can cross the blood brain barrier and can damage the brain of the newborn permanently. Any alternative treatment, other than phototherapy and hydration can risk an infant for life. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for child with diabetes insipidus?

Are there safe alternative therapies for child with diabetes insipidus?

Water: Di don't just occur out of no where. There is usually a cause. In the brain, it could be from past head injury, infection, tumor, ischemia to the hypothalamus/pituitary gland. At the kidney, it could be due medications (lithium, demeclocyline...), kidney disease, high calcium...I recommend finding the cause and treat it. However, in general, if you maintain adequate fluid intake, symptoms is less. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for neonatal jaundice?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for neonatal jaundice?

Need for Rx varies: Nn jaundice is a routein event in newborns as babies system starts catching up to work mom's body did before birth.Intensity varies &@ low levels can be ignored.As levels go up, depending on babies other issues it can become toxic to the developing brain.If the white of babies eyes is yellow, blood tests are needed.Effective rx includes phototherapy, IV fluids, & rarely an exchange transfussion. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for severe vomiting from pregnancy?

Are there effective alternative therapies for severe vomiting from pregnancy?

Some alternatives: There are a variety of things including dietary changes, biofeedback, accupuncture, otc emetrol, vit b6 which may help. I usually suggest a brat diet (bread, rice, applesauce, tea and toast) and ask patients to remain sitting up for 30-60 minutes after a meal and eat 6-8 small snack like meals a day because of reflux. Keeping a food diary and noting what you keep down helps too. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for child with diabetes?

Are there alternative therapies for child with diabetes?

Alternative?: By that do you mean, choices other than what she is on now, or alternative medicine such as acupuncture? If the first, it depends on whether she has type 1 or 2. Type 1 has to take insulin, but there are various ways to take it. If type 2, there are several drugs available. If you meant the second, then, no. Diet, exercise, weight maintenance - those are essential. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for child with low thyroid?

Are there effective alternative therapies for child with low thyroid?

No: If a child is not manufacturing enough thyroid hormone it must be replaced. Levothyroxine is the generic name for the medication used to treat an underactive thyroid. Particularly in children, thyroid hormone is important for growth and also brain development when very young. ...Read more

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Can there be some alternative medicine to cure convulsions for neonatalstage?

Can there be some alternative medicine to cure convulsions for neonatalstage?

ADVICE: If you or family member is suffering epileptic convulsions, there is distinct risk of injury or death, and these need expert evaluation and treatment. There is NO alternative medicine you will find in your kitchen that will help. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Treatment for colic for adults?

Treatment for colic for adults?

Try to find cause: Try to find a cause. It can be antibiotics, an infection, autoimmune. The choice of medication depends on the cause. Good luck and have a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative treatment available for SLE? ?

Is there any alternative treatment available for SLE? ?

No: Since uncontrolled SLE can cause permanent organ damage (particularly the kidneys) , experimenting with alternative Rx is a dangerous game. Stay the course with your rheumatologist. Since you are likely not exposed much to the sun, you may have a vitamin D3 deficiency which should be corrected with D3 supplement. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for yellow tongue?

What  alternative treatments exist for yellow tongue?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for hemoglobin h disease?

Are there safe alternative therapies for hemoglobin h disease?

More info needed: There are many different types of hemoglobins that are inherited, some varieties are mild diseases, some much more complex...You will need some tests to fully answer the question.The normal hemoglobin molecule carries the oxygen our tissues needs for life so it is really at the center of a lot of important activity. ...Read more

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What is treatments for patients with hepatitis b?

What is treatments for patients with hepatitis b?

Several: Once a doctor has decided that someone does need treatment for their chronic hepatitis b infection (not everyone needs treatment immediately), they may recommend drugs that block viral replication, like tenofovir or entecavir. Less commonly, they might recommend an immune drug called interferon alfa that helps the body fight the hepatitis b. It is important to be monitored regularly. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective allergy testing and treatment option for breastfeeding mother?

Which is the most effective allergy testing and treatment option for breastfeeding mother?

Allergy testing: You can have a skin test done at a board certified allergist office for best results, it will not get into the breast milk or affect the baby. The allergist will then discuss safe options while you are breast feeding. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for paget's disease of breast?

Are there safe alternative therapies for paget's disease of breast?

Surgery is necessary: Pagets disease of the breast is a condition that requires definitive surgery +/- radiation to the breast to prevent it from becoming a locally advanced process. Most people can undergo a lumpectomy that includes removing the nipple-areola complex, followed by a course of breast radiation. You should see a breast surgeon for a full discussion. ...Read more

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What are best treatments for children with tracheomalacia?

What are best treatments for children with tracheomalacia?

Non surgical: Tracheomalacia is rarely serious enough to need surgery. The best treatments are pulmonary medications like asthma medications. If necessary, nighttime CPAP or bipap therapy like used for sleep apnea can help a lot. It is best to make sure there isn't an underlying cause. Tracheomalacia is not the same as laryngomalacia and is not related. ...Read more

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Is the gold nano particles (chemo alternative) for lymphomas available for treatment, read article sometime back for this chemo alternative.

Is the gold nano particles (chemo alternative) for lymphomas available for treatment, read article sometime back for this chemo alternative.

Clinical trials: Nanoparticles are not available for standard treatment, however they are currently being evaluated in human clinical trials. Each clinical trial has its own inclusion and exclusion rules. It may be possible to get enrolled on such a study at the current time. To emphasize, we do not know at the current time if these will work worse, the same, or better than conventional treatment. ...Read more

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Alternative therapies for sle?

Alternative therapies for sle?

No reason too: Lupus is an autoimmune disease whereby the nuclei in the cells are being attacked by your own immune system. B12 injections may help numerous biochemical pathways but wont lessen or cure lupus. May want to look into functional medicine (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine). ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for dengue fever?

Are there safe alternative therapies for dengue fever?

Nothing proven: Evidence-based medicine has no specific therapy for dengue beyond rehydration, pain management, and transfusions as required. Water and blood may be the most natural of all treatments. A complementary practitioner familiar with dealing generally with muscle pain and distress might be very helpful. ...Read more

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How to get rid of infant jaundice?

How to get rid of infant jaundice?

May need eval: About half of infants will be visibly jaundiced by 5 days of age; some of those will need hospital based treatments like phototherapy or IV hydration, most will clear without help.I would contact your babies doc & discuss the finding with his/her staff.A blood test may be needed to assess the degree of jaundice. ...Read more

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I have a hh agency(new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?

I have a hh agency(new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?

See below: Blue light therapy for jaundice is standard for breaking down the bilirubin that is being produced and seen in the skin and sclera. As long as the child's eyes are protected and hydration is monitored along with the bilirubin levels (by a health care professional), i fore see no complications as long as the bilirubin level is lowering and the child is not sick as well. ...Read more

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Do you know a treatment for newborn jaundice?

Do you know a treatment for newborn jaundice?

Light and feeding.: Physiologic newborn jaundice is caused by rising bilirubin, a by-product the breakdown of excess hemoglobin. Bright light will cause further breakdown of this in a product that the kidney will excrete. Frequent feeding will cause bilirubin to pass through the intestines and liver exiting the body through bowel movements. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Newborn jaundice?

Newborn jaundice is: a yellow color of the skin and sometimes whites of the eyes,that occurs because of the immaturity of the liver,which allows bilirubin to build up.It can be made worse by the mom's and baby's blood types being different,or by not drinking/urinating/stooling enough.It generally causes no other problems and is sometimes treated with special light(phototherapy),so that is does not cause brain damage. ...Read more

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Newborn jaundice day 10 bilirubin total 11.31mg/dl & bilirubin direct 0.43mg/dl day 20 bilirubin total 5.6 & bilirubin direct 1.0 should i b worried?

Newborn  jaundice
day 10 bilirubin total 11.31mg/dl & bilirubin direct 0.43mg/dl
day 20 bilirubin total 5.6 & bilirubin direct 1.0
should i b worried?

More testing needed.: Probably nothing however the direct component of the bilirubin is rising. It sounds like your pediatrician is following this. But if baby is healthy likely ok. Premature infants should be followed more closely? ...Read more

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What is newborn jaundice?

What is newborn jaundice?

Excessive bilirubin : Jaundice occurs when a substance called bilirubin accumulates in the baby's body that may cause a yellowing of the eyes & skin. It is a product of broken down red blood cells that usually cleared by the liver, kidneys & intestines. As the newborn's organs are not fully mature at birth, sometimes more bilirubin accumulates. If the level is too high, it may need to be treated using phototherapy. ...Read more

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Can newborn jaundice cause longterm medical problems?

Can newborn jaundice cause longterm medical problems?

Possibly: Mild jaundice is very common in newborns, especially breast-fed babies. Jaundice is caused by bilirubin, a breakdown product of hemoglobin. If the bilirubin level gets too high, it can lead to kernicterus, a rare neurological condition that can lead to permanent brain damage. Most hospitals monitor the bilirubin level in newborns in the nursery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of newborn jaundice and how can I address them?

What are the symptoms of newborn jaundice and how can I address them?

Yellow infant: Newnborn jaundice is treatable by blue light or sulight. We now know that it is the first sign of oxidative stress (published) and you need the advice and help of your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it possible that newborn jaundice cause longterm medical problems as they get older?

Is it possible that newborn jaundice cause longterm medical problems as they get older?

Unlikely an issue: About 1/3 of newborns have neonatal jaundice to some degree, peaking around day 4 and gradually declining. Some have jaundice enough to require phototherapy (lights) and rarely some require transfusions. As long as they receive proper therapy if needed, there is rarely if ever any long term effect on the kid or adult. ...Read more

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Newborn jaundice bili 20 at its highest 1st wk of birth. All was taken care of and now a month later bili 12 still yellow tears, eyes. Is this normal?

Yes: "jaundice" can hang around at low levels for about a month. As long as baby is gaining weight and eating well, we watch and wait. If it is getting worse or persists another 1-2 weeks then you need to have the baby seen. Usually we just wait and all resolves with no long term problems. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of jaundice in an infant?

What are the symptoms of jaundice in an infant?

They look yellow: Jaundiced babies take on a yellowish skin tone that can be evident in the white of their eyes.They will also have some looser stools & may not feed well. ...Read more

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Can cardiomyopathy in mother cause severe jaundice and low hemoglobin in 19 day old infant?

Can cardiomyopathy in mother cause severe jaundice and low hemoglobin in 19 day old infant?

Not likely: It appears your child has some kind of a hemolytic process going on. You need the immediate help of a pediatric hematologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of jaundice in infants?

What is the cause of jaundice in infants?

Work overload: Mother cleanses babies blood, removing metabolic waste until the cord is clamped. Newborns must convert blood that worked better in the womb to air breather blood & this conversion creates byproducts that can result in jaundice. Most are visibly jaundiced by day 4 clearing by a week or so. Some have additional issues with blood type or bruises that add to jaundice. Too much jaundice can injure baby. ...Read more

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What re the dangers of jaundice in an infant?

What re  the dangers of jaundice in an infant?

Kernicterus: By far, most infants with jaundice are fine and get over it without difficulty. If, however, it gets really severe, the infant can get something called kernicterus, which refers to yellow staining of the brain, and leads to severe, lifelong physical problems. That's why we as physicians check to make sure jaundice doesn't get too severe, and why we treat it when we suspect it might. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about jaundice and its treatment?

Can you please tell me about jaundice and its treatment?

Jaundice is a sympto: Jaundice is a symptom of liver disese due to several different causes from infections, congenital metabolic conditions, new born conditions, gall bladder stones, tumors and primary or metastatic cancer in liver treatment is directed towards the cause of the jaundice. ...Read more

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My jaundice, level is 3 .5, in how many weeks will i recover? I am under treatment of a doctor

Depends: It depends on the underlying cause, how high your bilirubin peaked and when this happend. It can take days to weeks depending if it is an acute or chronic problem based on your underlying liver disease. The good thing is that you are under a care of a doctor so they will have your bilirubin lab trends and should be able to answer your question more accurately. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Dr. Cindy Williams
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Newborn Jaundice (Definition)

A condition in which a new baby turns yellow due to higher levels of bilirubin (a byproduct of the breakdown and recycling of red blood ...Read more