The Cause Of Yellow In Babies Does Not Go Away Even Though It Is 1 Month Old?
In the evening … my baby is now 1 month old, but the yellow is still there. When the age of 1 week is billirubin 21.6 mg / dl, the doctor advised me to be hospitalized but I refused because of certain reasons, after 2 weeks of age I checked again the bilirubin 12.13 mg and the doctor said it didn’t need to be treated, give an ajjjj which is a lot. now my baby is still yellow. how do I deal with it? Mksh
Hello Widdy, thank you for using HealthReplies.com.
Neonatal jaundice is the change in color of the eyes, oral cavity, and yellowing of the skin which occurs in newborns. This neonatal jaundice can be abnormal or abnormal. Normal signs of neonatal jaundice are:
- Yellow symptoms first appear more than 24 hours after birth
- Bilirubin levels less than 15 mg / dL
- Yellow symptoms disappear within 1 week for term infants and 2 weeks in premature or premature infants.
Because your baby's yellow skin lasts more than 2 weeks, it can be put into suspicion of abnormal-type neonatal jaundice that can be caused by severe bacterial infection, hemolytic disease, congenital syphilis, liver disease such as hepatitis or biliary atresia, and hypothyroidism. I advise you to immediately take your child to a pediatrician so that further evaluation and evaluation can be carried out, such as bilirubin levels, blood type tests, coomb tests, peripheral blood smears, and complete blood tests.
As for the things you can do right now are:
- Dry your baby in the sun at 7-9 in the morning for 15 minutes
- Breastfeeding should be enough, at least 8 times a day
If you get the following signs, I suggest that you immediately take your child to the nearest health facility:
- Yellow baby with fever
- Yellow to the baby's palms and feet.
- Loss of consciousness
- Babies are weak, lazy or do not want to drink, vomit, and experience weight loss
- Hard to breathe
Thus the information that I can convey, hopefully can help you.