The treatment of jaundice discomfort in infants varies according to the cause and degree of jaundice (bilirubin value on the side). However, there are common treatment methods that are used to lower the level of indirect bilirubin regardless of the cause of the hull. In order to reduce indirect bilirubin, phototherapy method, blood exchange or drug treatment method is applied according to the causes of the hunger.
Breastfeeding is Important for Jaundice Treatment
The best method for treating jaundice in infants is breastfeeding. Studies have shown that there is a direct link between the height of the bilirubin level and breast feeding. In infants who are malnourished and have low calories, water loss of the body plays an important role in the formation and progression of the hernia. Increasing the frequency of babies' breastfeeding reduces the level of bilirubin and prevents the formation of hirsutism. It is recommended that the baby be breastfed 8 to 12 times a day.
Prevention of Loss of Liquid
Liquid loss (dehydration) in babies occurs at the expense of malnutrition and this leads to a cough. The most natural and effective way to prevent this is to feed the baby frequently and to provide adequate nutrition. If your mother's milk is not enough, you can use the doctor's advice and supplementary foods to prevent fluid loss and allow your baby to get through the hood.
Phototherapy (Radiation Therapy)
Phototherapy is a commonly used method for the treatment of jaundice in infants. Phototherapy treatment is applied in jaundice due to high level of indirect bilirubin. This treatment is the first choice of the majority of jaundice disorders seen in infants. However, phototherapy treatment is not performed in jaundice resulting from biliary obstruction. It is also possible to apply the phototherapy method at home with doctor advice
Another method for treating jaundice in infants is blood exchange. Although this method is effective, it is a treatment that is more likely to have side effects. This method is used when the indirect bilirubin reaches high enough to cause harm to the baby or in cases of jaundice resulting from blood incompatibility
There are several drug groups that are used to treat jaundice in newborn infants. These drugs either increase the efficacy of the enzyme glucuronyl transferase in the liver, allowing indirect bilirubin to turn into direct bilirubin and accelerate its excretion or reduce the absorption of bilirubin in the intestines. The recommended use dose should be adhered to by the physician as required for the use of the drug