Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment Home Care warning signs Prevention Outlook Complications Underlying Cause

Infant Jaundice Home Care

Home care for neonatal jaundice includes:

  • Encourage plenty of fluids:
    • Frequent feedings
  • Home phototherapy for neonatal jaundice:
    • Exposing the skin to artificial light that breaks down bilirubin in the skin

Infant Jaundice Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if your child has neonatal jaundice and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Infant Jaundice References
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