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Jaundice

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Jaundice is a yellow discolouration of the skin and membranes, often most visible in the whites of the eye which become yellow. This is due to a pigment called bilirubin which is made in the liver. Bilirubin is a waste product that's produced during the normal breakdown of red blood cells. The liver combines bilirubin with bile and it is released into the digestive system and passed out of the body in urine or stools. It is bilirubin that gives urine its light yellow colour and stools their dark brown colour...

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  1. tongvangsa / July 5, 2011, 4:01 pm

    I have a newborn and she’s 6 days old. What can I give her besides her mothers breastmilk for the Jaundice to go away?

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