Akademi Hospital Phototherapy – The Infant department, premature babies or babies born on time with jaundice or babies who need treatment carried out for other reasons, are treated in our department Phototherapy, because of safety of their health care.
Description: Phototherapy is a treatment of infants with jaundice.
Jaundice is seen in 60% of premature babies and 80% of premature babies in the first days of life. Although the newborn horn is often harmless and spontaneous, the increase in hurdling above a certain level can cause permanent damage to the hearing system in babies. Phototherapy (light therapy) is applied according to the state of the hatching detected in the baby.
How does it work?
Through light rays (Phototherapy) penetration through the skin is dissolved bilirubin and removes through the urinary tract.
How is it applied?
Phototherapy is applied in baby incubator or in special phototherapy devices. The more body area the baby gets, the more effective it becomes. For this reason, the baby must be naked and the cloth must be open.
How long will the phototherapy last?
The level of jaundice of the blood should be measured by the baby with phototherapy. It is decided whether phototherapy will continue or not according to normograma prepared according to the birth weights and birth hours of the jaundice level babies.
Is there any harm to the baby?
Although there is no known side effect of phototherapy in the long term for the baby, some of the infants may have skin rash, platelet low, frequent and watery stools during treatment. Some of the babies may lose too much water.
Does jaundice increase again after phototherapy?
Since removal from the phototherapy may be followed by a further elevation, the level of jaundice should be measured again, and if this is not a problem, and the patient has not detected any underlying underlying disease, the patient is called for control and discharged
Is this treatment enough?
If there is high levels of jaundice, or there is another disorder in the analysis of blood, just phototherapy treatment is not enough. In this case, the exchange of blood may be needed.