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How does phototherapy cure jaundice for newborn babies?

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How does phototherapy cure jaundice for newborn babies?

Excrete via urine: Jaundice is a result of accumulation of bilirubin, end product of destroyed red cells. The bilirubins deposited under skin undergoes change in physical character when exposed to special light, i.e. To become water soluble. This change allows excess bilirubins deposited under skin to be excreted through urine. ...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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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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Is there a cure for neonatal jaundice?

Is there a cure for neonatal jaundice?

It depends: There are several dozen common causes of neonatal jaundice some of which are curable some of which are self limited others of which are fatal. ...Read more

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What is the basic treatment for adults with jaundice?

What is the basic treatment for adults with jaundice?

Evaluate the cause: Jaundice, which is due to serious liver diseae, sometimes will show up first by a yellowing of the whites of the eyes. The urine will also be quite discolored. If this occurs, you will need to quickly see a gastroenterologist, especially with a liver orientation if possible, and find the cause and recommend treatment. This can be very serious. ...Read more

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Treatment for neonatal acne?

Treatment for neonatal acne?

Patience: Babies sit in the equivalent of moisturizers and cold cream prior to delivery, cancelling the effect of pregnancy/maternal hormones and air drying on the skin. Within a few weeks, neonatal acne will emerge on most infants and continue to some extent for weeks until it disappears by 4-6 months of age. No treatment beyond keeping the skin clean is justified by this transient process. ...Read more

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Precaution for jaundice?

Precaution for jaundice?

Avoid hepatitis.: Do you have it or do you want to avoid it? If you have it you need a diagnosis. See doc. Avoid all potential liver toxins such as alcohol and acetaminophen. If you are trying to prevent developing jaundice - get vaccinated for hep a and b if you are at risk. Do not share needles or have unprotected sex. Do not drink too much or use too much acetaminophen. Wash fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for newborn respiratory distress?

What is the treatment for newborn respiratory distress?

Various: Treatment of rds is directed at the most common causes of rds and may vary depending on many factors which include gestational age and risk factors for infection. Treatment is directed at supporting the babies lungs ability to maintain adaquate oxygen levels and treating infection therefore antibiotic are often administered along with oxygen and possibly surfactant and CPAP or mechanical ventilat. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neonatal jaundice?

What are the tests for neonatal jaundice?

Bilirubin: Jaundice is caused by an excess of bilirubin in the blood. Blood can be tested to see how high the bilirubin is. Blood type is important as is the hemoglobin and hematocrit. ...Read more

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Treatment for adult with bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Treatment for adult with  bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Stop Alcohol/nutriti: There is no way to predict how high the bilirubin can go, it may go higher if you keep drinking first step is to stop drinkin second is proper nutrition naltrexone or acamprostate may be prescribed in some cases in late stage with cirrhosis liver transplant nothing will work if one keeps drinking, will lead to cirrhosis and liver failure in time. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hemolytic disease of newborn?

What is the treatment for hemolytic disease of newborn?

Various: Hemolytc disease can be mild and treated with bili lights. In extreme cases, it may be picked up early in pregnancy from an antibody screen. If positive, the antibody is identified. If a concerning antibodies present, the blood counts of the baby will be followed closely. Intrauterine transfusions may be required in these rare instances. ...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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What is the treatment for newborn eye damage from chlamydia?

What is the treatment for newborn eye damage from chlamydia?

Depends: Besides proper anti-chlamydial therapy, it depends upon the damage. Need to see a pediatric opthamologist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for newborn freckle rash?

What is the treatment for newborn freckle rash?

Nothing: Babies get several skin rashes (their skin is very delicate and reacts to everything). The little pimples on the face will go away without any treatment. Wash his face with plain water, no soap, and don't use any creams or medicines on his face, unless your doctor recommends them. ...Read more

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What is the diet recommended for jaundice patients?

What is the diet recommended for jaundice patients?

None: There is no particular diet that will help patients with jaundice. It is important to see a doctor and get the diagnosis of the underlying cause of the jaundice, so that it can be treated appropriately. Jaundice can be caused by liver disease, bile duct disease, pancreatic disease, or diseases of the blood. It can be benign or caused by cancer. Jaundice should never by ignored. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for jaundice?

What is the treatment for jaundice?

Light therapy: The treatment for jaundice varies, depending on the severity and type of jaundice. For otherwise healthy newborns with mild to moderate jaundice, the most common treatment is light therapy. ...Read more

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How common is neonatal jaundice?

How common is neonatal jaundice?

Very: Most term normal newborns become jaundiced peaking around the 3rd to 5th day of life. Their livers being a bit immature have trouble breaking down bilirrubin, the substance that make you jaundiced. This type of jaundice resolves in the first 2 weeks. If you are nursing your baby, the yellow pigment may linger a bit. Babies that are premature or have medical problems, may have more serious jaundice. ...Read more

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What causes most neonatal jaundice?

What causes most neonatal jaundice?

Jaundice: Most physiologic neonatal jaundice is caused by immaturity of the liver and inability to process all of the breakdown products of red blood cells leading to a build up of bilirubin. This may be exacerbated in breast fed infants. There are causes of neonatal jaundice that can represent disease states, but these are not the most n cause of neonatal jaindice. ...Read more

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Why is newborn screening essential for severe combined immunodeficiency:?

Why is newborn screening  essential for severe combined immunodeficiency:?

Early treatment: Early detection of scid will permit early treatment to avoid life threatening complications. A baby with scid is born with transient immunity from mom from the placenta. However, this material disappears leaving baby at risk for invasion infections. Scid babies will not develope antibodies to germs and fight them off.Early detection allows for treatment to avoid catastrophic illness. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for neonatal jaundice?

Phototherapy: If treatment is needed the best treatment is phototherapy, which is light therapy using special lamps or lighted blankets and exposing skin to them. Also one has to ensure proper nutrition and hydration. The fastest treatment is blood exchange transfusion but this is used only in very rare situations when jaundice is very severe and putting at risk baby's brain. ...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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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more