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Will phototherapy makes child's skin black?

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Dr. Anita Sinha
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

as long as it is being used for its intended purpose which in infants is usually jaundice.

In brief: Not likely

as long as it is being used for its intended purpose which in infants is usually jaundice.
Dr. Anita Sinha
Dr. Anita Sinha
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Define "black"

If you mean "tan", yes - phototherapy will cause tanning, unless the child has very fair skin that doesn't normally tan at all.
Phototherapy should always be supervised by a medical professional who understands the risks involved. Don't attempt it on your own.

In brief: Define "black"

If you mean "tan", yes - phototherapy will cause tanning, unless the child has very fair skin that doesn't normally tan at all.
Phototherapy should always be supervised by a medical professional who understands the risks involved. Don't attempt it on your own.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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