What is Phototherapy?

Phototherapy or light therapy involves exposure of a person to sunlight or specific lights of particular wavelengths. It is mainly used in skin disorders like psoriasis, vitiligo and also in neonatal jaundice.

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my baby developed jaundice...under phototheraphy for 48 hrs his skin has become very dark...before this he was pinkish white for 7 days.when will...

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Skin darkening with phototherapy is transient.

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Hi, Iam neha i have vitiligo from past 15 years, so many treatments have already done including davlin phototherapy chamber but my phototherapy...

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hi neha,
if your vitiligo problem is limited to certain areas of the body, then targeted phototherapy is a very good treatment as the rest of the...

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a 3 days old male baby is having bilirubin 24. Phototherapy has been started about 24 hours back. blood sample was taken about 11 hours back and...

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Brief Answer:
repeat blood test

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It's better to repeat bilirubin levels .
If it is...

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