The Soles Of The Feet And Around The Nose Are Yellow In An 8 Month Old Baby?
My child is 8 months old how come suddenly the soles of the feet and around the nose are yellow, when they are just born they are yellow until the age of one month they are red, healthy and plump, are they because most carrots and tomatoes are mapasi food, thank you
Hello Mrs. Siti,
The condition of the baby's skin that appears yellow is not related to consumption of carrots and tomatoes, but is caused by an increase in the level of bilirubin in the blood. The conditions that cause yellow babies include:
problems in the liver or bile ducts such as infection of the bile ducts, hepatitis, billier atresia
lack of enzymes
infections at birth such as rubella
low oxygen levels (hypoxia)
the influence of certain drugs
Handling in cases of jaundice depends on the cause of the condition being experienced. for that, mothers should have their children checked out by a pediatrician to get an appropriate examination and management.
Danger signs that mothers need to watch out for include: the baby becomes weak, has a fever, vomits, has a pale or putty-like stool, the skin becomes yellow and the baby becomes inactive.
I hope this is useful, ma'am,
dr. Deasy Larasandi