The Reason Why Babies Often Cry After Phototherapy?
After phototherapy, our baby rarely cries, why?
Hello Mom and Dad,
Phototherapy as it is known is treatment using ultraviolet light to treat babies with jaundice caused by the accumulation of bilirubin in the skin and whites of the eyes, it can occur in conditions: not getting enough breast milk or dehydration, blood disorders, liver disorders, infections. The impact of this therapy is that the baby's skin is slightly blackened like a burn but can improve on its own or can be helped by using baby lotion to moisturize the skin. As seen from the physical, the level of bilirubin that determines the severity can be detected by blood hematology examination, liver function examination SGOT SGPT, and examination of the bilirubin profile. In addition to phototherapy at the hospital, preventive measures can also be taken at home, such as making sure the baby is drinking enough by giving breast milk every 2 hours, drying the baby in the sun regularly in the morning, closing the baby's eyes when drying.
Baby crying is a form of communication stating that the baby is feeling uncomfortable such as thirst, hunger, bloating, fever, does not match the air conditions such as hot or cold, to uncomfortable with the surrounding atmosphere. A crying baby needs to be found and soothed. If the baby rarely cries, it can be caused by the baby feeling comfortable body condition, the baby feels happy by smiling and laughing, especially with increasing age the baby can interact. Or a situation that needs to be watched out for, the baby does not cry because he is weak, does not calm down when accompanied by dehydration, lack of fluids, chills, high fever, infection.
If you are worried, you should check with a pediatrician to do a general physical examination on your child, or if you need another follow-up examination if you find signs of infection or dehydration.
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