Why do babies get jaundice?

Answer Jaundice is a common condition that affects many babies within the first few days of life. It is caused by a buildup of bilirubin in the infant's body. Bilirubin is a naturally-occurring substance ... Read More »

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Can jaundice be cured?

Jaundice per se is not a disease,its just a symptom which indicates that the level of the bile pigment called Bilirubin has overshot its normal values which is 0.6-1.2mg/decileter.... The level of... Read More »

How do you get yellow jaundice?

"Yellow jaundice" (oddly names since there is no other color) is from a buildup of bilirubin. Bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying component of red blood cells. The ... Read More »

How to Fight Jaundice in a Newborn?

Under the bili lights.It is not uncommon for a baby to be born with jaundice, which is visible as a yellow tint to the skin and eyes. Jaundice is caused in most cases by the new liver being unable ... Read More »

Why is jaundice a symptom of gallstones?

When a person with gallstones develops jaundice--a yellowing of the skin and eyes--it is a sign of a serious bile duct blockage. Jaundice is not always due to gallstones, nor do gallstones always c... Read More »