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Neonatal Jaundice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   sir my baby girl of 5 year having jondis of last 2 days , advise me some treatment and diat.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
User :   sir my baby girl of 5 year having jondis of last 2 days , advise me some treatment and diat.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
I shall explain you
User :   ok sir
Doctor :  
Do understand that there is something called as Neonatal jaundice
User :   no
Doctor :  
and most of the children do get it in the first week itself
Doctor :  
and the same is the case with your child
Doctor :  
She has to be reported to a Neonatologist or the Pediatrician for assessment
Doctor :  
and then it shall be decided to give phototherapy or not for the jaundice
User :   what is that tell in details
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
Now had your daughter got jaundice at birth?
User :   first time after birth
Doctor :   Ok, thats fine

Doctor :  
and now has it been diagnosed as Jaundice?
User :   she is feeling weakness
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Does she have any other symptom like fever, stomach pain, etc?
User :   our local Dr tell us after test of urinal .
User :   no pain and fever
Doctor :   Ok

User :   advise some food
Doctor :   As per modern medicine, there is no restriction of foods
User :   and complete diet chart .
Doctor :  
as the child shall have already a low appetite
Doctor :  
and restriction of foods shall make it worse
User :   ok
Doctor :  
She should take all the foods she likes
User :   what about treatment.
Doctor :  
avoid high protein foods like egg, non vegetarian foods and excess of dal and pulses
Doctor :  
Treatment depends on the cause
User :   we are vegatrian
Doctor :  
It could be bacterial, viral or parasitic
Doctor :  
and for that she should be personally examined and tests done
Doctor :   Are you getting me?
User :   yaa
Doctor :  
Meanwhile if she has any fever or pain
Doctor :  
that has to be treated symptomatically
Doctor :  
Most of the viral infections subside completely in a week
Doctor :  
but a better picture of that shall be known after blood tests
User :   binsun in trease position .as per my dr
Doctor :   Sorry?

User :   tast in treas position
Doctor :   I am not able to get you

User :   sir what is suggested by u
Doctor :   Now she has to be examined by the pediatrician

Doctor :  
and undergo certain blood tests
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to know the cause of Jaundice
User :   send u mail adress i will send details to u
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY

User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no
User :   no
Doctor :   I shall reply to your mail within the next 24 hours
Doctor :   Is that fine with you?

Doctor :   XXXXXXXX are you there?

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