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Should I be worried if my baby has yellowish skin?
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes. Call doctor!
Babies with yellow skin may be jaundiced, a potentially serious liver condition.
Call your pediatrician immediately and set up an appointment for your baby to be evaluated today.

In brief: Yes. Call doctor!
Babies with yellow skin may be jaundiced, a potentially serious liver condition.
Call your pediatrician immediately and set up an appointment for your baby to be evaluated today.
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
This indicates your baby has jaundice and needs to be treated immediately to protect his/her brain development.
Call your pediatrician and if no contact possible, go to the emergency room.

In brief: Yes.
This indicates your baby has jaundice and needs to be treated immediately to protect his/her brain development.
Call your pediatrician and if no contact possible, go to the emergency room.
Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
This could be jaundice which should be evaluated by your pediatrician.

In brief: Yes
This could be jaundice which should be evaluated by your pediatrician.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Dr. Kenneth Adler
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yellow skin
Pediatrician can do workup for jaundice, most likely physiological and temporary if your child is healthy otherwise.

In brief: Yellow skin
Pediatrician can do workup for jaundice, most likely physiological and temporary if your child is healthy otherwise.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Yellowish skin in a baby is concerning unless a doctor has examined the baby and diagnosed the color as a normal amount of jaundice (called "physiologic jaundice").
The color is caused by increased levels of "bilirubin" in the body. Increased bilirubin occurs if the body cannot get rid of the normal amount of bilirubin produced by the body, and/or the body is producing too much bilirubin.

In brief: Yes
Yellowish skin in a baby is concerning unless a doctor has examined the baby and diagnosed the color as a normal amount of jaundice (called "physiologic jaundice").
The color is caused by increased levels of "bilirubin" in the body. Increased bilirubin occurs if the body cannot get rid of the normal amount of bilirubin produced by the body, and/or the body is producing too much bilirubin.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Yes - this yellowish color likely represents jaundice.
Jaundice is caused by an elevation in the chemical bilirubin that is released from the breakdown of red blood cells. If high enough jaundice can cause serious damage to infants and is a serious issue. Children who look yellow should be examined by their doctor asap to determine if it is seriously elevated or not.

In brief: Yes
Yes - this yellowish color likely represents jaundice.
Jaundice is caused by an elevation in the chemical bilirubin that is released from the breakdown of red blood cells. If high enough jaundice can cause serious damage to infants and is a serious issue. Children who look yellow should be examined by their doctor asap to determine if it is seriously elevated or not.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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