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Jaundice in newborns

Jaundice is a common and usually harmless condition in newborn babies that causes yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes.
Symptoms of jaundice in newborn babies
Jaundice usually appears about three days after birth and disappears by the time the baby is two weeks old.
Causes of jaundice in newborn babies
Jaundice is caused by too much bilirubin in the blood. This is known as hyperbilirubinaemia.
Diagnosing jaundice in newborn babies
Your baby will be checked for jaundice within 72 hours of being born, but you should keep an eye out for signs of the condition after you return home.
Treating jaundice in newborn babies
You should see your GP or midwife if your baby develops jaundice. They will advise you about any treatment that is needed.
Complications of jaundice in newborn babies
A rare complication of newborn jaundice is that the bilirubin spreads into the brain (kernicterus).
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