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Baby suffering from jaundice after birth, kept in photo therapy, baby becomes dark. How to get fair complexion?

Hello Sir, My baby girl was born on 21May 2012, but her born she was ok but later 3days declared that she has been suffering jaundice , we have kept her in light (photo therapy ) for 5days, bow after baby discharged from hospital she become little dark....was it due to photo therapy and my concern is was it good to give her photo therapy for 5days....and how would be my baby can get to normal fair complextion....please advise.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Jun 2012
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Thanks for your query.

Your daughter was rightly given phototherapy to reduce her levels of bilirubin (measure of jaundice). The duration of phototherapy depends on the levels of the bilirubin and the gestational age of your daughter.

The complexion of a child does change on exposure to light. You need not worry about the complexion as it is going to change a lot as the child grows and gets exposed to sunlight, etc.

We are more interested in the well-being of the child in the initial days which is the prime concern of the doctors.

Wishing you all the best.
Answered: Sat, 2 Jun 2012
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