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The face of a 3-week-old baby with jaundice
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Often, physiologic jaundice -- the type seen in most newborns -- does not require treatment. It will typically disappear in a few days. Doctors will test the baby's bilirubin levels during that time to make sure it has not gotten worse.

In rare cases, bilirubin levels become too high very quickly. Special blood tests will help determine the cause -- possibly an infection, a liver problem at birth, a blood problem, or a problem related to breastfeeding. Read more about jaundice in babies and children.

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Article: Jaundice in Babies and Children

Article: Understanding Newborn Jaundice - Treatment

WebMD Image Collection Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on November 07, 2014

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