Pediatric Jaundice: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Adequate feeding.
  • Checking bilirubin levels.
  • Maintaining a proper and healthy diet.
  • Avoid medications or toxins that causes hemolysis.
  • Avoid contaminated food and water.
  • Maintain healthy and hygienic condition.

Watch Out

  • Pale, yellow skin and eyes
  • Dark colored urine
  • Clay colored stools

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if following conditions exist :
  • Jaundice which started in the first 24hrs is lasting for more than 2 weeks
  • Pale bowel motions
  • Feeding poorly
  • Getting dehydrated soon
  • Fever and vomiting with yellowish discoloration of skin

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