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The treatment for an elevated bilirubin consists of the use of bright lights shining on the baby’s skin. The amount of skin that is lit up will have the greatest effect on lowering the bilirubin level. Therefore we remove all of the baby’s clothes, but cover the eyes to protect them. Blood tests are done periodically while this light therapy is being used to monitor bilirubin levels. Usually by the end of the first week jaundice has gone away in almost all babies.