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Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Colic (Overview)

Colic is a common condition affecting babies where they frequently are fussy or cry for no apparent reason. Another meaning of "colic" is abdominal pain.


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What can I do to help my baby with colic?

What can I do to help my baby with colic?

Many things: Try gas drops, they help sometimes. Swaddling can be helpful. Sometimes white noise (clothes drier, vaccuum cleaner, heart sounds etc.) helps. Sometimes a car ride does the trick. I've had good success with homeopathic colic remedies, and with camomille and fennel teas. Colic has different causes in different babies, and you may have to try a few things. ...Read more

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
289 doctors shared insights

Colic (Overview)

Colic is a common condition affecting babies where they frequently are fussy or cry for no apparent reason. Another meaning of "colic" is abdominal pain.


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How long does colic last prozac?

How long does colic last prozac?

Several weeks. : If a female has been breastfeeding her baby while taking Prozac continuously, then drug levels can build up in the infant. Also, if there was intrauterine exposure to prozac, the baby may have increased blood levels. Liver enzyme systems do not mature until 2 weeks after birth. There is variability in the metabolism of drugs depending on the type. The colic can last up to several weeks. ...Read more

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Managing Colic (Tip)

Managing Colic

Do follow up frequently with your doctor for support during colic. ...See more

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Managing Colic (Checklist)

Try feeding
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Swaddle and walk
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Lay baby down and let cry
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Start over!
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What are the symptoms of colic?

What are the symptoms of colic?

Standard Definition: Early on, researchers came up with a standard description to bring some uniformity in assessment & proposed treatments. The rule of 3's describes crying for at least 3 hrs/day;3days/wk in the first 3 months of life. It implys crying when no physical need (feeding) & no medical illness (reflux, ear infection, uti) were detected of thorough evaluation. It often occurred more in the afternoons. ...Read more

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What are the signs of colic?

What are the signs of colic?

Crying after feeds: Colic typically occurs in healthy infants, starts around 3 weeks of age, happens after feeds and is usually in the evening, when parents tend to be the most tired! babies cry unconsolably, their tummies grumble and appear distended, they may pass gas as they cry, they pull their legs up and clench their fists. Take turns with your partner so you can get some respite. Always consult your docotr. ...Read more

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Managing Colic (Tip)

Managing Colic

Time is the essence.Colic is nobody's fault . Happy, baby faces. ...See more

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Can a baby diagnosed with GERD also have infant colic?

Can a baby diagnosed with GERD also have infant colic?

GERD/Colic: Yes, the discomfort from esophagitis associated with gerd can be difficult to distinguish from the presumed discomfort of intestinal peristalsis associated with having bm's and passing flatus which is traditionally called colic. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have biliary colic?

How do you know if you have  biliary colic?

Pain: Biliary colic is abdominal pain usually located in the right uppwer quadrant of the abdomen under the ribs. It can be precipitated by eating a meal high in fat. The pain may radiate to the back and be associated with nausea and vomiting. The pain may occurr several hours after the meal. ...Read more

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Managing Colic (Tip)

Managing Colic

Talk to your doctor before giving your baby colic medicines or making changes to your own diet. ...See more