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Baby Yellow Jaundice
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
Some people in our community believe that yellow colored cloths should not be put on jaundiced babies. Does color of cloths have any effect on health?
No: There is no relation between color of clothing and disease. ...Read more
My baby is seven months old. He has yellow skin but diagnosed as not jaundice. He will not eat or drink for last five days. Hospital said to ride out?
See your doctor: You need to take your child to be seen by his doctor urgently. ...Read more
My 8 yr old had jaundice as a baby.His eyes are yellow and he wheezes.Should i be concerned about his eyes?
Yes: Jaundice as a baby is unlikely to have anything to do with his "yellow eyes" today. He needs to be seen by his physician & evaluated for several illnesses that can produce this finding.It could be as minimal as a hereditary defect in transfer of bilirubin metabolites through the liver or a sign of liver disease. I can't put the wheezing together with the jaundice but both should be assessed. ...Read more
My baby got jaundice on fifth day of birth at 22.5mg/dl
now 3 month 4.3mg/dl with abnormal liver index
high direct and total bili but yellow stool.
Your baby needs help: I am sure that your baby has been under care of a pediatrician because of the exceptionally high bilirubin, particularly the direct portion. The direct high bilirubin indicates problems with passing bilirubin thru the liver, gall bladder, and bile duct to the intestine. Accumulation of high amount of direct bilirubin may cause permanent liver damage, and thus it is important to find the cause. ...Read more
I have a week old baby & the white part of his eyes have a yellow tinge but his pediatrician said he didn't have jaundice could this still be jaundice?
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