Jaundice is a common abnormal symptom, and many babies will have jaundice shortly after birth. At this time, parents should take their children to the hospital for examination as soon as possible to confirm the nature of jaundice. For pathological jaundice, it is necessary to take immediate treatment measures. So, how to check if jaundice is abnormal?
If you want to check whether jaundice is normal, you should have a liver function test. Usually, when jaundice occurs, symptoms of yellow skin and eyelids will appear, and the color of urine will also deepen. When the above symptoms of jaundice appear, you must go to the hospital to confirm the nature of jaundice.
If after the examination, it is found that jaundice is physiological, people need not worry, it is not a disease, and no special treatment is needed. As long as you drink more plain boiled water at ordinary times, you can effectively promote jaundice to subside, and patients should also get as much sunshine as possible.
When pathological jaundice appears, it is necessary to treat it immediately. Jaundice is caused by high bilirubin. If bilirubin is continuously high, it will easily damage the brain. Especially, pathological jaundice in infants may cause bilirubin encephalopathy and even damage intelligence if it lasts too long. At present, the most commonly used methods for treating pathological jaundice are blue light irradiation and blood exchange therapy, both of which have very good therapeutic effects.