Causes And Solutions To Treat Yellow Babies And Bluish Purple Lips?
night, I have a baby girl aged 24 days, after 3 days the house suddenly my child has yellow skin and eyes and blackish purple lips, in the hospital my child only lacks blood sugar levels and the pediatrician says my child is healthy everything .. the child does not have fever, weakness, shortness of breath, very active breastfeeding and lots of milk .. is this dangerous or not?
Hello, Yukihana Alfatih, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Yellow babies (yellow skin and eyes) are caused by increased levels of bilirubin in the blood, giving a yellow color to the skin and the whites of the eyes (sclera). Bilirubin is the yellow pigment that results from the breakdown of red blood cells. Normally, the liver processes the release of bilirubin through the digestive tract, but sometimes the baby's liver is not yet perfect enough to carry out its function so that the bilirubin is slower to be excreted from the body. Some conditions that increase the risk of a baby turning jaundice are premature babies (under 37 weeks, abnormalities in their red blood cells), babies who do not have enough milk / milk intake, blood disorders (not compatible with their mother's blood type), infection, liver problems, there are bleeding in the body, digestive system problems, or lack of certain enzymes.
Yellow babies can be physiological (normal) or pathological (there are disorders in the body. What is normal is if:
1. Yellow appears above 24 hours after the baby is born. Bilirubin levels peak within 3 to 7 days after birth and normally disappear within 2 weeks.
2. There are no other signs such as: fever, yellow increasing day by day (getting darker, wider), refusing to drink milk, weakness, very high cry, yellow still persists after 2 weeks.
There are also conditions where the baby turns yellow associated with breast milk, namely breastfeeding jaundice (appears in the first week after the baby is born) or breast milk jaundice (appears after the first week after the baby is born). If your baby does not meet the criteria for a normal yellow baby as I have described above, you should consult a pediatrician again.
Purple lip color can be an indication of a lack of oxygen in the blood, it can be caused by blood disorders, heart problems, or respiratory problems. Check with the doctor if the baby's tongue is also purple, the baby is short of breath, uses the nostrils, fever, is not strong enough to drink breast milk, or does not gain weight.
The mother should check the baby's condition frequently to see if the baby has increased yellowness or an expansion of the yellow area in the baby and nurse the baby 8-12 times in 24 hours. If the baby has signs of abnormalities (as mentioned above), you should immediately consult a pediatrician. Treatment depends on the cause.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.