Friday, November 21, 2008

Some research about jaundice to newborns...

Since our newborn has symptoms of Jaundice, I did some research over internet.
The results are relatively comforting, especially since they mention nothing about it affecting brain, if prolonged.  Actually, my doctor here scared me by saying that it can affect brain if prolonged for a certain length.  Well, more reading tells me that it might actually affect the brain, only if it developes into Hyperbilirubinemia

Over the internet, its been presented as a relatively normal thing that happens to almost every other baby. And, more often than not, subsides automatically with time.

Only in very very rare cases, does it go wrong and require a blood transfusion...

Here's some of my research.... the links etc...

1 comment:

Abhay said...

Hey Raghu, Jaundice is very common in newly borns. There is no need to worry and take good care of him. My nephew has that and it goes with time, just consult with good pediatric and that wud be ok. Will keep visiting ur blogs to be updated :)