Philips BiliTx is a professional grade phototherapy system used to treat neonatal jaundice that is simple enough to use at home. Phototherapy is the preferred method for treating neonatal jaundice in hospital, and with the Philips BiliTX - treating jaundice at home is now a simple, fuss free affair.
No Heat Transfer
The use of LED technology instead of traditional halogen phototherapy devices that generate heat provides a more stable thermal environment for your baby.
Philips BiliTX works silently, unlike other conventional phototherapy machines that require a ventilation system to keep cool.
Philips BiliTx meets the American Association of Pediatrics Phototherapy guidelines.
Kangaroo style (baby held in parent's bosom) promotes parent-infant bonding, important at the beginning of a baby's life. Bassinet use is also possible.
What is it
Jaundice is a yellow pigmentation of the skin with the presence and severity of jaundice confirmed via a blood test. Parents need not be too concerned that their babies have neonatal jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia), as it is very common, affecting nearly 60%of all new-born babies and 90% of premature babies.
What causes it
Jaundice is caused by the build up of bilirubin in the blood and tissues of the body and is a common occurrence in babies as the baby's liver is not yet fully developed and hence unable to break down the bilirubin.
Signs of Jaundice
The key indicator of jaundice is the yellowish tint of a baby's skin and sometimes eyes. Confirmation of the presence or severity of jaundice can either be through a blood test or by using the Phillips BiliCheck, a non-invasive way to test for bilirubin levels.
Jaundice can be treated in many ways, with the ultimate aim to reduce the amount of bilirubin in the baby. This can be achieved by frequent breast feeding, or via phototherapy, unless jaundice levels in newborn is very high (>20mg) which requires more specific treatment.
Always consult your paediatrician if you are unsure of what type of therapy is best for your baby. Phototherapy helps to break down bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin breaks down naturally when exposed to blue light, with the effectiveness of the therapy directly proportional to the amount of skin exposed to the curative light. There are however some side effects to phototherapy that include frequent and loose bowel movements. The feces can sometimes also be greenish in color. This side effect is temporary.
"The Jaundice Therapy kit saved us from the unnecessary expense of warding him in a hospital and also allowed us to take care of him ourselves! We wish we had known about Jaundice Therapy earlier so we didn't have to be apart from him."
"Being able to treat our newborn child at home gave us a great sense of comfort and control knowing that she was in a loving and comfortable environment while receiving her therapy. Also the added convenience of not having to ward her was very attractive."
"We were satisfied and pleased with the Philips Bilitx as it was not bulky and was without an eye mask which has the tendency to fall off the face. My baby slept soundly, wrapped up warmly and comfortably. We were also very satisfied with your prompt service in providing the apparatus on the day of contact."
Jaundice therapy was started because both my babies suffered from neonatal jaundice. Our first baby was treated at the hospital, but it was inconvenient sending fresh supplies of breast milk every 2 hours. We also missed seeing him dearly for the first few days. When our daughter was diagnosed with jaundice, we were certain that we wanted to treat her at home, as we wanted to spend more time with her and believe that home therapy is less traumatic for her.
We are always looking for ways to improve our service. Please contact us if you have any questions. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
We are also always on the lookout for doctors who share our philosophy that home treatment is preferred to the hospital for mild cases. If you share our philosophy and would like to recommend parents to us, do get in touch.