The Baby’s Eyes Are Yellow, Is It Dangerous?
I have a new baby aged 2 days which I want to ask why my baby’s white eyes look yellow .. Is that dangerous for my baby or what? ?
Hello Muhammad Meldy, thank you for consulting HealthReplies.com.
The whites of a baby's eyes that are yellow indicate / indicate that your baby may have jaundice. Generally, this can heal on its own in a matter of days to weeks, so it doesn't endanger your baby's condition. However, this still has to be watched out for, to avoid the possibility of jaundice that can endanger your baby.
Jaundice is common in newborns. This is because newborns have high blood cells, high blood cells, especially red blood cells, one day they will grow old and will naturally be destroyed by the organs in the body, the yellow dye in these red blood cells. which will be produced and will be high when many old red blood cells are destroyed. So that at that time the bilirubin level in the baby's body is very high and appears all over his body like yellow in the eyes and skin of the baby. Jaundice in this baby is a normal physiological condition, which does occur naturally, and it will occur about 24 hours after birth and persist for about 1 week. If more than a week, the yellow will normally disappear by itself.
Other possible causes that cause jaundice in babies apart from the massive overhaul of blood cells, others are due to:
presence of sepsis / systemic infection in infants
viral / bacterial infection
internal bleeding occurs
deficiency of certain enzymes
Red blood cells that are owned by babies are not normal so they are easily damaged
rhesus between infant and mother does not match
there are disturbances / problems with the baby's digestion
Babies who are born prematurely, and do not consume breast milk are more at risk for developing jaundice. If it has been observed for up to 7 days but jaundice still persists in the baby or if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, vomiting, poor nipple suction, lethargy, neck and body arched back, fussy, then immediately bring your baby to the doctor. children and to get treatment as soon as possible to avoid brain damage / kernicterus.
What must be done now at home is to provide breast milk intake as much as 8 to 12 times in 24 hours, or if it is with formula milk, you should feed about 6 to 10 bottles in 24 hours. And always monitor the condition of your baby's body, if the skin and whites of the eyes become yellow in 3 days, then take them to the hospital to get phototherapy therapy to remove bilirubin from the body. Because sometimes drying therapy in the sun is not effective if the baby has jaundice.
That's all the information we can convey, thank you.