Jaundice is a temporary, common and normally harmless condition in the newborn infants. It tends to affect both premature and full-term babies, typically occurring during the first week of the life of the baby. Newborn Jaundice Treatment is necessary if the baby has higher levels of substance known as bilirubin in their blood, thus tests have to be carried out to determine. Phototherapy is considered as the most common treatment to reduce the higher levels of bilirubin causing jaundice in newborn. In the standard type of phototherapy, the baby is placed in an enclosed plastic crib or a bassinet and also exposed to a form of fluorescent light that is absorbed by the baby's skin. Infants who are diagnosed with jaundice are fit for Infant jaundice Treatments. An infant having jaundice would need to stay under phototherapy light for many days. Phototherapy does not damage the skin of the baby. During the treatment, the baby is exposed to the light as much as possible. The baby's eyes will be covered for protecting the nerve layer behind the eye from bright light. Feeding must be continued regularly. The pediatrician will measure the level of bilirubin once in a day at least. Phototherapy treatment for infants will bring down the level of bilirubin that is responsible for causing jaundice. During phototherapy, the baby's temperature will be noticed to make sure they are getting very hot and they will also be checked for the signs of dehydration.
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