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Jaundice

 

Jaundice occurs normally between the second and the fifth day of the new born and is considered as normal.
It will get cleared in a week or maximum in 10 days.
Sometimes, the jaundice may appear soon after birth and may become deep very quickly.
This may be due to many causes, including Rh or the ABO blood group incompatibility.
If the baby is born in a hospital the doctors will carry out the necessary investigations and management, but if the baby is born at home, you must consult a doctor immediately.
Deep jaundice in the newborn baby can be serious and can result in mental defects. This is called kernicterus.

 


 
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