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My baby's 12 days old. Still his eyes r slightly yellow in color. I showed him to a doctor. He asked me to wait 4 2 weeks.

Is this normal? What should we do for this
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replied November 17th, 2004
Doesn't Any Body Reply My Post ? Some One Pls Help !!!!!!!!!
Doesn't any body reply my post ? Some one pls help !!!!!!!!!
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replied November 17th, 2004
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Sometimes babies are a little jaundice when they are born. I've heard that it is usually nothing to worry about. If the Dr. Said to wait then i'm sure it will be fine.
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replied November 17th, 2004
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I was just searching online and there is a lot of info. Most seems to say it isn't anything to worry about. Is his skin yellowish or just his eyes?
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replied November 17th, 2004
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Hi,

thanks

it's only his eyes. Slightly yellow

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replied November 17th, 2004
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From what I read, that is very common- like 50 - 80 % of newborns have some form of yellowing.

Here's what I read, it seems like you should be fine unless it continues too much longer---


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in the first few days of life, more than half of all full-term babies and as many as 80 percent of premature infants who are otherwise healthy develop jaundice, a yellowish discoloration of the skin and eyes. Although some babies are jaundiced at birth, most develop the condition during the second or third day of life. That's why you may not notice it until after your baby is home.

Jaundice itself isn't a disease. In most cases it occurs because your baby's liver isn't mature enough to metabolize a molecule called bilirubin, which normally forms when the body recycles old or damaged red blood cells.

Jaundice usually isn't a cause for alarm. It doesn't cause discomfort for your baby and most often disappears on its own in one to two weeks. Still, it should be closely monitored by your baby's doctor because severe jaundice can lead to serious complications. Phototherapy, a treatment using special ultraviolet lights, can help keep your baby's blood level of bilirubin from becoming too high.
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replied November 17th, 2004
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Thanks badsal
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replied November 17th, 2004
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No problem. Let me know what happens.
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replied April 14th, 2009
Yellow eyes
my baby developed jaundice she had taken phototherapy treatment at 2 weaks now she is 8 weaks still her eyes and face is yellow, what should i do
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replied April 21st, 2009
wait the 2 to 4 weeks I'm sure the doctor's right
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replied April 21st, 2009
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My baby's skin was yellow for over a year and a lot of people thought he had jaundice, but after getting the blood tests, we found he was just fine.

Give it time.
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replied April 28th, 2009
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My son's eyes are yellow too, what's wrong with him?
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replied January 24th, 2010
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thank u very much to badsal your info was very helpful. U will recieve many blessings bcuz im sure u have calmed down many of parents who have came across this site with the same question. I have a 5 day old son whos eyes turned yellow the day we took him home and we were wondering wat was wrong if anything an then the next day they got yellower so i looked online an found this site and I thank u very much sir. God bless
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replied January 24th, 2010
i had a friend that her eyes was yellow to brown like honey !! and she was healthy!
the best work is wating for your doctor!
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replied May 31st, 2013
my son eyes are yellow i think he is jaundice so his mother also must get diet to her baby become good and healthy.
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replied June 27th, 2013
yellow eyes from birth...
HI,
Im 20years old...my eyes are yellow from birth ..
every1 thinks im having jaundice..
can any1 please suggest me what should i do to get normal eyes.....
my all test are normal..
dont know whats wrong with me....
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replied July 24th, 2013
YELLOW EYES FROM BIRTH..
PLEASE REPLY SOON...
IM WAITING...
I WANT TO MAKE SURE,
I WILL GET PROBLEMS IN PREGNANCY ???
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