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How long does jaundice usually last?

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Dr. Raja Nandyal
Pediatrics
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In brief: A week to a few mos

Essentially focusing on new born jaundice- it lasts from 1 to 2 weeks in formula fed babies.
It peaks at 3 to 4 days in a term baby. In breast babies mild indirect jaundice can persist for a few months, without any harm. I recommend checking a total and direct bilirubin when jaundice persists beyond 2 weeks of age. Very high jaundice is linked to brain damage. Discuss with a physician, to be sure.

In brief: A week to a few mos

Essentially focusing on new born jaundice- it lasts from 1 to 2 weeks in formula fed babies.
It peaks at 3 to 4 days in a term baby. In breast babies mild indirect jaundice can persist for a few months, without any harm. I recommend checking a total and direct bilirubin when jaundice persists beyond 2 weeks of age. Very high jaundice is linked to brain damage. Discuss with a physician, to be sure.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Variable

Depends on the cause.

In brief: Variable

Depends on the cause.
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