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My newborn had photo-therapy for jaundice. Will this help?

Common therapy. Years ago they found that infants in the sunlit areas of nurseries had less jaundice than those in other positions. In time, they selected the proper wavelength of light that helped prevent/treat jaundice and built lights that could do it artificially.It is now the routine treatment for most cases and helps until the baby can dispose of the jaundice without the assistance. Read more...

Got a baby daughter 17days old now. She had neonatal jaundice at 17.9 points. We got her photo therapy for 36 hours and levels came to 12.

Treatment/Management. The trend is in the right direction, and normalizing. Keeping your daughter hydrated will help the process. If you notice any jaundice or yellow tinge to her sclerae ( the white area of the eye ), a follow up level should be obtained. Congratulations on her birth, and the vast majority of infants who are treated with phototherapy for jaundice do very well. Read more...