You might call it yellow fever,but that is JAUNDICE.
Jaundice is a yellow discoloration in a newborn baby's skin and eyes.not only to a child,but also to an adult.
Jaundice is caused due to the inexcretion of the bilirubin I.e(a yellow coloured pigment of red blood cells)
Jaundice is mainly identified by a yellowish discoloration of the white area of the eye and the skin.The child's urine is usually dark in colour.
Jaundice in older babies and children is not considered normal. It maybe a clue to problems with the liver,infection or other illness.
The symptoms of jaundice include.
- Change in skin and eye colour
- Abdominal pains
- Stomach pain
- Weight loss
The likely clues a doctor will use before confirming jaundice diagnosis is the yellowing of skin and eye.
The child's urine can be tested
Doctors may also need to look inside the child's body for problems with the liver or bile using ultrasound.
If you notice that your child is developing the above symptoms,take the child to a doctor,don't apply palm kernel oil!