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Is yellow jaundice contagious?

Is yellow jaundice contagious?

Depends on: Jaundice per se is not a contagious condition. However, the underlying cause such as viral hepatitis is a contagious one. ...Read more

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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What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

Depends,often normal: Mild jaundice is common & results from the baby's GI system just maturing & being able to excrete bilirubin. This happens when the liver becomes more functional during the first week or so of life. As the baby feeds, bilirubin leaves the body in the stool (hence yellow stools) & urine. If breastmilk is not yet in, more jaundice may occur. In other babies, it can be due to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Should my baby's urine be dark yellow?

Should my baby's urine be dark yellow?

No: In general, urine should be clear to pale yellow. Dark yellow or strong smelling urine is often a sign of being somewhat dehydrated. Try increasing fluids and see how the urine responds. If it stays dark yellow in spite of increased fluid intake and baby is urinating at least 5-6 times per 24 hours, you may have to have your doctor examine the baby and their urine for other issues. ...Read more

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Green snotty newborn. 4 weeks old.

Green snotty newborn. 4 weeks old.

Nasal wash: At 4 weeks the primary cause of nasal color is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. ...Read more

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3 week old baby has thick greenish yellow snot. Sees otherwise fine. No fever. Normal??

3 week old baby has thick greenish yellow snot.  Sees otherwise fine.  No fever.  Normal??

Not rare: Any secretions will color within hours due to normal bacteria living on the nasal membranes. Baby needs a good clean out with nasal saline and suction. Remove irritants from babies environment like dust/smoke/fragrences/etc. These all increase their drainage.If babies feedings decline or s/he begins to "act sick", monitor temperature and contact the doc. ...Read more

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4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?

Infant stool: This is of no concern unless it remains green and has foul odor or has blood in it. Infants can have 1-14 stools/day. They are generally loose and yellow ( like gulden's mustard or bird seed). Green reflects level of bile absorption. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby passing greenish yellow stools.Any reason for that?

My 6 month old baby passing greenish yellow stools.Any reason for that?

Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green & over time may change thru yellow to brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change.Loose stools are often a greenish color for this reason. ...Read more

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Is yellow green vomit common during pregnancy?

Is yellow green vomit common during pregnancy?

Vomiting: Vomiting in pregnancy is very common. The color reflect what was in your stomach at the time the contents were expelled so one needs not analyze the color. There are many medications available to help with this. ...Read more

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Eight month old. Constipation, fussy, little bit of yellow in eyes and now yellow seedy runny stool?

Eight month old. Constipation, fussy, little bit of yellow in eyes and now yellow seedy runny stool?

More info: Seedy stools are typical of breast fed babies. Are you breastfeeding? Yellow in the eyes is also known as jaundice and can occur in breast fed babies, but is not typical for this age. Fussiness and constipation are not unusual either. Recommend you have your baby evaluated by his/her pediatrician, especially since you are noticing a yellow color to the eyes. ...Read more

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My new born granddaugther looks yellownew new born baby looks verry red and yellow

My new born granddaugther looks yellownew new born baby looks verry red and yellow

Hello. : Hello. That happens often. The baby has a lot of bilirubin in it's blood. The bilirubin is broken down by the liver. If the liver doesn't keep up, the bilirubin which is yellow causes the baby's skin and eyes to turn yellow. ...Read more

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Yellow tint under eyes, is it from hepatitis?

Yellow tint under eyes, is it from hepatitis?

May be: Liver disease is one of the causes of yellowish white part of the eye. Another cause is benign mild hereditary anemia. See your internist or family dr. ...Read more

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What causes yellow stools and bile vomit?

What causes yellow stools and bile vomit?

Possible causes.: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well. Get checked if recurrent. ...Read more

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My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

Need more info: Do not know the age of the baby, what other symptoms may be present, whether she is feeding appropriately, sleeping too much, irritable, or other vital info. Strongly suggest that you take her asap and be seen by a doctor to make certain nothing serious is going on, or at least call and speak with a pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby is 2days old he vomit some yellow liquid?

My baby is 2days old he vomit some yellow liquid?

Monitor the trends.: Depending on how you are feeding your infant (breast/formula) you will need to continue establishing your initiation and sustaining of intake. If your infant is not feeding well and vomitng persists, see your pediatrician right away to evaluate your feeding, perform vital signs, weight and thorough exam. The yellow liquid is from the stomach. It is not worrisome if this is an isolated event. ...Read more

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What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

May be diet related: Usually color and consistency of stool is related to food. But it could also be caused by medications, or problems with liver , pancreas , gallbladder and colon. If after changing your diet it stays the same you need to see a dictor. ...Read more

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Yellow urine and yellowish eyes what they indicate?

Yellow urine and yellowish eyes what they indicate?

Liver problem: Yellow urine is normal. If it is very yellow you probably need to drink more water. Yellow eyes is another issue. If the white part of your eyes is yellow you may have liver disease. You need blood tests done as soon as possible and maybe a liver ultrasound. ...Read more

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2 mo old baby passes lots smelly farts. Poop mustard yellow, smelly. Sometimes in pain. Formula and breast fed. Tried ovol, gripe, massage. Concern?

2 mo old baby passes lots smelly farts. Poop mustard yellow, smelly. Sometimes in pain. Formula and breast fed. Tried ovol, gripe, massage. Concern?

Baby poop: What you are describing all sounds very normal. The poop is a reflection of the bacteria in the baby's gut as well as your diet (as you are sometimes breast feeding). Babies often cry when trying to have bowel movements - it's a new thing for them and they have to learn how to relax a sphincter and at the same time are bearing down to push the stool out - they get frustrated/cry - it gets better ...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. Anne Larson
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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Jaundice = yellowing of skin & eyes due ...Read more