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Which treatment works the best and fastest for neonatal jaundice?
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Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
Pediatrics - Neonatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Often it requires no treatment whatsoever. Frequent breastfeeding and exposure to sunlight may suffice.
If bilirubin levels are in the "high" zone and most importantly they are rising, your baby may need so called "light therapy" when he/she is put under uv light to remove excessive bilirubin in the system.

In brief: Depends
Often it requires no treatment whatsoever. Frequent breastfeeding and exposure to sunlight may suffice.
If bilirubin levels are in the "high" zone and most importantly they are rising, your baby may need so called "light therapy" when he/she is put under uv light to remove excessive bilirubin in the system.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
"Exposure to sunlight" in few days old baby with jaundice may be dangerous since their skin is very sensitive to UV light and there is no control in regard to wave length and dose. If newborn needs therapy it should be properly provided treatment using specially designed phototherapy lights for newborns. It can be provided in hospital in home settings.
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