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Treatment for jaundice in a new born - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi..
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   Doctors say that my new born baby of 5 days has jaundice. whether hospitalisation is required?
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the person-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
Doctor :   treatment depends on the cause
User :   5 days, Male, new born, XXX , 2.5 Kgs at birth
Doctor :   If the bilirubin level is too high, the child may need to be placed under a special type of light.
Doctor :   This treatment is called phototherapy
Doctor :   this needs hospitalization
Doctor :   If an infant's bilirubin levels are very high or if the child appears ill, the baby will most likely be admitted to the hospital for treatment
User :   will keeping under sun light help? is it life threatening?
Doctor :   yes it does
Doctor :   it depends on the general condition

Doctor :   of the baby
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