Newborn Jaundice (cont.)
Newborn Jaundice Home Remedies
Sunlight helps to break down indicrect bilirubin so that a baby's liver can process it more easily.
Place the child in a well-lit window for 10 minutes twice a day is often all that is needed to help cure mild jaundice. Never place an infant in direct sunlight.
If the bilirubin level is too high, the child may need to be placed under a special type of light. This treatment is called phototherapy.
Sometimes, such lights can be set up at your home with careful monitoring.
The doctor (with the parent's help) will decide whether to begin a child on phototherapy.
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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/12/2014
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