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Does gripe water cause constipation?

Does gripe water cause constipation?

Doubtful: The best I can tell it has no effect on anything at all. It does give some folks comfort that they are trying to help baby. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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My baby is 6 months and she has really bad colics, constipation and vomits if she is not held up for 30min. Is gripe water safe to use, for how long?

My baby is 6 months and she has really bad colics, constipation and vomits if she is not held up for 30min. Is gripe water safe to use, for how long?

Likely safe...: ...But probably not effective. Reflux is normal in many babies. The children normally grow out of it toward the end of their first year. The best approach is to keep kids comfortable by keeping them upright and occasionally with dr. Prescribed acid blocking medicines if needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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My child is three weeks and she being constipated since she was two weeks I have tried gripe water and lacson, warm water I have change the formula but still nothing please assist?

My child is three weeks and she being constipated since she was two weeks I have tried gripe water and lacson, warm water I have change the formula but still nothing please assist?

Constipated baby: First make sure it is really constipation: Babies often strain to pass wind or normal stools (a normal condition called dyschezia). Constipation is the passage of hard dry stools. As a temporary measure you could use paediatric glycerine suppositories or lactulose syrup. Consult a paediatrician first before changing formula. Some formulas are more prone to cause constipation than others. ...Read more

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Can gripe water cause a baby to dry drown?

Can gripe water cause a baby to dry drown?

???: What's gripe water? And what does 'dry drown' mean? ...Read more

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Is mommys bliss gripe water safe?

Is mommys bliss gripe water safe?

Safe: However the use of gripe water has not been shown to be effective for colic. Make sure you are not dealing with a different diagnosis; such as reflux. Time and maturity of the bowel seem to be the answer. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of gripe water for babies?

What is the best brand of gripe water for babies?

No Evedence: Gripe water is an old english homeopathic remidy for infant reflux and many other ailments. The origional version was essentialy herbal tea and about 8% alcohol. No wonder it calmed down babies. Todays formulations do not have alcohol. However, there is no evedence gripe water helps sooth infants. More importantly, there is no evedence to affirm its safty. Therefore, I do not recamend it. ...Read more

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Can gripe water cure baby bad breath?

Can gripe water cure baby bad breath?

Oral hygiene: Gripe water may have a soothing effect in babies because of its sweetness, but research has shown it to be of no therapeutic effect. Your baby may be accumulating some food debris in his/her mouth causing bacteria to proliferate and causing bad breath. Make sure you swab your child's mouth clean after feeding. Visit your pediatrician and have your baby examined for upper respiratory and gut problm. ...Read more

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How do you know if a newborn needs some gripe water?

How do you know if a newborn needs some gripe water?

Not recommended: Gripe water is an herbal preparation with a variety of ingredients. Since it is not evaluated by the fda, it can contain non-approved substances. There is no clinical evidence that it can help with symptoms. If your infant is fussy, not eating well, or having other symptoms, be sure and see your pediatrician promptly. ...Read more

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Which is better mylicon or gripe water?

Which is better mylicon or gripe water?

No: The chemistries are different. The gas drops are supposed to break down the bubbles to pass in an easier fashion. Gripe contains a number of products traditionally used to calm the baby, in small quantities. Whether it works is not clear, as are the gas dropstry it and see. What works for 1 baby may not work for another. ...Read more

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Mylicon or gripe water; is it ok for babies to use this?

Yes: Mylicon (simethicone) is safe for babies. It helps break up small bubbles so they can burp. Gripe water is generally safe for babies. However there are so many different kinds now. Check with your doctor about specific products. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give gripe water to my baby?

Is it safe to give gripe water to my baby?

Yes: The contents are harmless. I have never found it helpful but it's something many people try. ...Read more

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How long can you give a baby gripe water and is it dangerous?

How long can you give a baby gripe water and is it dangerous?

Doubt any harm: A variety of items have been offered to qwell fussy babys since the 1700's, most implying some sort of stomach upset as the cause. A variety of gripe waters are available, some monitored by the fda and some not. Most appear to have harmless ingredients & in small amounts are probably fine. I have never recomended them. If I did it would be one monitored by the fda. ...Read more

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My baby has gripes. I have trief gripe water and telamet. Please assist.

My baby has gripes. I have trief gripe water and telamet. Please assist.

See Your Doctor: Your baby has "gripes", a term for colic. It is important to know your baby's age to give you the best answer however colic begins at 2 wks old, peaks during age 2 mos, resolves by age 3-5 mos with crying >3 hrs/day, >3 days/wk, & > 3 wks duration. It is important to have your baby checked since crying can signal many serious illnesses at this age. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment ...Read more

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Is gripe water safe to use for my 3 weeks baby?????

Grape water or gripe: Never heard of gripe water ;mothers milk is Gods milk, grape water is mild but digestive enzymes not fully developed for such unusual drink and may get gassy;if substituting this for moms milk not good because baby now satisfied but not enough nutritian, gods milk is best. Maybe if constipated, 2-4 oz of water or grape juice ok ...Read more

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Is gripe water bad for a two month old was told its bad for kidneys because its water

Is gripe water bad for a two month old was told its bad for kidneys because its water

Ask pedriatic nephro: Gripe water is quite variable in composition from place to place. Would ask pediatric nephrologist or pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have read a lot of conflicting information about "gripe water." is gripe water safe and/or effective for my newborn?

I have read a lot of conflicting information about "gripe water." is gripe water safe and/or effective for my newborn?

If you believe: In any treatment there is a well known "placebo" effect that yields benefit in the mind of the beholder 10-30%. The components of this water are considered innocuous. I have never seen any consistent benefits from its use and don't recommend it. ...Read more

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13 days old baby with really bad wind. Have tried everything including gripe water. Anything else I can try to ease her pain?

Gas: Without knowing more details it's difficult to give a complete answer. If you are breast feeding - examine your diet, is there anything that you are eating that could be causing increase gas for your baby? If you are bottle feeding - are you burping your baby frequently? Are you using powder formula or pre-mixed? If you are using the powder, try changing to the pre-mixed. Discuss with your pediatr ...Read more

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How many times a day and for how many days is it acceptable to give a baby gripe water?

How many times a day and for how many days is it acceptable to give a baby gripe water?

Don't use: Studies show that there is no clinical proof that gripe water has any beneficial effects for infants. I would not use it at all. ...Read more

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Do water pills cause constipation?

Do water pills cause constipation?

Yes: As these medications work to lower blood pressure by decreasing body fluids they can cause decrease fluid in the intestines which then leads to constipation. ...Read more

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Is gripe water same as mylicon drops?

Is gripe water same as mylicon drops?

No: Mylicon is a brand name; active ingredient is simethicone-dispersal agent that affects surface tension of bubbles-causes them to pop; has a flavoring agent as well. Gripe water was a branded preparation (originally with some alcohol included), no longer. Now, all "gripe waters" have sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), usually with fennel and/or dill, a sweetener, and often some other ingredients. ...Read more

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Can I give gripe water to jaundice newborn?

Can I give gripe water to jaundice newborn?

Not good idea: I am assuming your infant is a little fussy and has jaundice and is less than 10 days old. I looked up gripe water and do not believe that there is any evidence in medicine that it is effective& safe. Look up this site: http://www. Ehow. Com/info_8291553_problems-gripe-water. Html if your infant is too fussy-then your infant may need to be evaluated by a pediatrician who is also managing the jaundic. ...Read more

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Is gripe water the same as mylicon drops for babies?

No: The chemistries are different. The gas drops are supposed to break down the bubbles to pass in an easier fashion. Gripe contains a number of products traditionally used to calm the baby, in small quantities. Whether it works is not clear, as are the gas drops. ...Read more

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Is it useful to give gripe water to one month old baby for gas?

Is it useful to give gripe water to one month old baby for gas?

Baby gas: There are no good studies that say it helps but some parents find it helpful. ...Read more

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Does using gripe water along with dentinox colic drops for babies have side effects? Sedative? Harmful?

Does using gripe water along with dentinox colic drops for babies have side effects? Sedative? Harmful?

Usually ok: Doctors usually don't give babies any medications, even over-the-counter items, unless there's good benefit. A mom can bring the items to the doctor to check the ingredients, but a little bit of a trusted brand of gas drops and gripe water drops are ok to try. They may or may not help any colicky symptoms. If they don't seem to help, then they shouldn't be used. ...Read more

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Should you give a 10 month old gripe water everyday to help them sleep or for teething, a cap full in every bottle and 2 at night?

Should you give a 10 month old gripe water everyday to help them sleep or for teething, a cap full in every bottle and 2 at night?

Usually no.: Gripe water is usually used for stomach upset, gasiness, colic. I haven't found that for my patients it's particularly helpful for teething. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen is typically better. ...Read more

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My baby aspirated gripe water. He screamed for a while, then vomited. He seems to be breathing okay now, but sounds a little crackly. ER?

My baby aspirated gripe water. He screamed for a while, then vomited. He seems to be breathing okay now, but sounds a little crackly. ER?

See answer: If u have any doubts about his breathing or the way he is responding U shd take him to ER. On the other hand he is responsive, breathing well, sucking well, and has good color of his skin, then u can watch him for a few hours, and then take a call. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more