Can you do phototherapy at home?

Phototherapy is a therapeutic technique used in medicine to treat skin diseases such as psoriasis and vitiligo, and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia clinical pictures where light is used because of its anti-inflammatory capacity or to contribute to reduce serum bilirubin levels respectively.

This technique was used for the treatment of different dermatological diseases of inflammatory and even neoplastic origin. It is also used to treat cases of neonatal jaundice, caused by increased serum bilirubin levels.

Neonatal phototherapy at home

Light used in phototherapy helps the body to eliminate excess bilirubin that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. This technique is usually performed in hospitals and health centers, especially if they are cases of severe jaundice, but it can also be done at home for when they are mild to moderate cases, having the use of phototherapy units.

For which the baby’s doctor will tell you the proper way to prepare him for this therapeutic technique. As well as teaching parents to use these phototherapy units and indicating how many hours a day will expose him to phototherapy, as well as the types and safety measures to be used during the application of phototherapy, among which we can mention: keep the room warm, properly turn on the unit, remove the baby’s clothes minus diapers, cover the baby’s eyes with a mask, place the baby under the lights as directed by the doctor, measure the baby’s temperature every 3-4 hours and feed the baby during phototherapy.

Home Phototherapy as a Treatment for Skin Diseases

Phototherapy can also be used for the treatment of different skin diseases by UV radiation, which has an anti-inflammatory action. It can also be applied at home, for which the treating physician will explain to the patient or his/her representative everything he/she should do and how long he/she will receive the phototherapy.

The first thing to consider is the arrangement of a lamp or phototherapy unit, it is also important to consider the following measures: do not put on lotion or moisturizer for 24 hours before treatment, as well as it is conducive to use protective glasses, if you are only going to give phototherapy in certain areas of the body, make sure to cover the rest of the body, keep the correct distance during all treatment, it is possible that 6 to 8 sessions of phototherapy are necessary before you start to see improvement in the skin.

What does Kalstein offer you?

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All newborn patients with hyperbilirubinemia need the best care for threatening jaundice. Our line of phototherapy products provides you with the reliability and stability of LED-light intensive phototherapy for your baby patient. HERE

  • The unit has a long life span providing 20,000 to 30,000 hours of light therapy.
  • LED fluorescent lamp as radiant elements of phototherapy.
  • The curing angle of the lamp can be adjusted horizontally.
  • The height of the lamp head can be adjusted.
  • The stainless steel bracket can be adjusted.
  • Wheels can be locked
  • Timer to record the phototherapy operation.
  • Use in incubators, irradiant heat moses and any type of moses.
  • The YR02194 unit with blue fluorescent tube has a separate frame that can be used with incubator, irradiant heat moses and any type of moses in family care.
  • Widely applicable in all hospitals and clinics and optimized for babies with jaundice.

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