How to get rid of infant jaundice?

May need eval. About half of infants will be visibly jaundiced by 5 days of age; some of those will need hospital based treatments like phototherapy or IV hydration, most will clear without help.I would contact your babies doc & discuss the finding with his/her staff.A blood test may be needed to assess the degree of jaundice.

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I have a hh agency (new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?

See below. Blue light therapy for jaundice is standard for breaking down the bilirubin that is being produced and seen in the skin and sclera. As long as the child's eyes are protected and hydration is monitored along with the bilirubin levels (by a health care professional), i fore see no complications as long as the bilirubin level is lowering and the child is not sick as well. Read more...
Light therapy . If the baby has cholestatic jaundice there is risk of "bronze baby" syndrome (they turn a dark gray color). If the baby has congenital erythropoietic porphyria they can develop blisters. (ask family history). Otherwise unless the family doesn't feed or change the baby while under lights the bigger risk is of not treating the jaundice. Read more...

Is it possible that newborn jaundice cause longterm medical problems as they get older?

Possible but rare. Severe jaundice, especially unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in newborns, can lead to brain damage known as kern icterus. Extreme premies, however, can do so even at much lower level. Read more...
Unlikely an issue. About 1/3 of newborns have neonatal jaundice to some degree, peaking around day 4 and gradually declining. Some have jaundice enough to require phototherapy (lights) and rarely some require transfusions. As long as they receive proper therapy if needed, there is rarely if ever any long term effect on the kid or adult. Read more...

What is jaundice? How do you get rid of it?

Yellow skin & eyes. Jaundice refers to yellowing of skin & eyes from excess bilirubin, a breakdown product of red blood cells. Check out http://www.webmd.com/children/digestive-diseases-jaundice & http://www.emedicinehealth.com/jaundice/article_em.htm for more info. Treatment depends upon cause. Read more...

Could you explain what is jaundice and how do you get rid of it?

Yellow skin & eyes. Jaundice refers to yellowing of skin & eyes from excess bilirubin, a breakdown product of red blood cells. Check out http://www.webmd.com/children/digestive-diseases-jaundice & http://www.emedicinehealth.com/jaundice/article_em.htm for more info. Treatment depends upon cause. Read more...

I had developed dark circles at the age of 5 after jaundice I am 19 now theyare darker on some days compared to other how can I get rid of them?

Dark circles. Your dark circles may have nothing to do with your jaundice. You may have what is known as "allergic shiners". They are usually caused by stagnated blood because of allergies shimmering through your fine skin. Consult your doctor or get a referral to an allergist for evaluation and treatment. Read more...

About to get married. So ashamed myself! How can I lighten yellow skin, get rid of it, or cover it up?

Yellow skin. Products that have been shown to lighten your skin are: hydroquinone, licorice extract, vitamin c, arbutin, Alpha hydroxy acids, kojic acid, and azelaic acid. See you local dermatologist for help with your skin. Read more...