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Physiological Jaundice in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   doctor we are very confused
User :   and need help
User :   and clear answers pls
User :   hope u can help us or direct us to rihght doc
Doctor :   I shall help you.
Doctor :  
proceed with your query.
User :   as u may recall
User :   i told u about our new born
User :   and we feel she has jondos
Doctor :  
User :   she is born on 14th feb and we are home on 16th
Doctor :  
User :   on 16th night we feel she is little yellowis
User :   on inside eyes
User :   and cheeks
Doctor :  
User :   and inside the mouth bottom jaw
User :   we took her to er that night
User :   and doc examined and said she is having in his wrods sycholgicial jondis(dont know what is that) and he said no need to do any tests now.
User :   we came back home
User :   now her yellowish is gone from her face
User :   she is like back to normal
User :   but her eye white and inside mouth bottom jaw is yellowish
User :   thats not going away
User :   and we do not know what to do
Doctor :   ok
User :   so we need ur help pls
User :   there is an appoint ment with her pedoritic on sunday morning
User :   should we wait?
User :   will yelloness in eyes take time to go away?
User :   we feel her jondis is gone from skin but eyes still feel she does have it
Doctor :  
Physiological Jaundice takes sometime subside.
User :   so it is normal for eyes ?
Doctor :  
it should go away in sometime
User :   and why her skin is not showing yelloness?
Doctor :  
cause it takes more time to subside in eyes.
User :   ok
User :   any precaution any thing we can do?
Doctor :   Nothing much is required.
Doctor :  
the colour is due to destruction of old blood cells in the body.
Doctor :   it will eventualy go away.
User :   my mom is putting the baby back in slight sunlight, is it a myth?
Doctor :   It is difficult to comment on that.
User :   at least tell us, should we continue doing it?
User :   or stop
Doctor :  
you can continue it for some time but not for a long period. it will work as a Phototherapy
User :   ok
User :   thanks doc
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
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