Infant got jaundice. Was tested for CRP which was positive. What treatment is required? - Online Doctor Chats
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i have a kid of 11 days
doctors has performed CRP test and it resulted positive
can i know what is this test and what does it mean?
what the treatment he needs?
May I know, why the test was done?
This is done to see if there is any acute infection.
It is actually very non specific test.
That means it does not show where and what type of inflammation is there.
It just indicates that there is some inflammatory process going on in the body.
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what is the treatment I can expect for such a situation?
Since the cause cannot be identified with CRP,
doctors may start an antibiotic for the treatment.
CRP levels go down by itself once the inflammatory process comes down.
i heard from one of my friend that giving antibiotic is not good for newborn
Antibiotics or any medications are given based on comparing the benefit and adverse effect.
If it is necessary only, the doctors will give antibiotics.
So, if it is required, then it would be better to give.
which process is best for this - fluids or drops or some other way?
and how long these needs to be given?
Drops may be given.
Sometimes, if baby is in hospital, intravenously medications are given.
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Usually, if antibiotics are started, it will be given for around 5 days.
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