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Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Colic (Overview)

is is defined as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for three weeks in an otherwise healthy child.


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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

Dr. Mandakini Patel
306 doctors shared insights

Colic (Overview)

is is defined as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for three weeks in an otherwise healthy child.


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How long does colic last prozac (fluoxetine)?

How long does colic last prozac (fluoxetine)?

Several weeks. : If a female has been breastfeeding her baby while taking Prozac (fluoxetine) continuously, then drug levels can build up in the infant. Also, if there was intrauterine exposure to prozac, (fluoxetine) 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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Colic (Tip)

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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Try swaddling your baby
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Lay the baby down and let him/her cry
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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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Colic (Tip)

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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Colic (Tip)

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

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Can formula cause colic?

Can formula cause colic?

Yes: Technically, colic is "unexplained crying"; but lots of babies who have colic, get better with change to a hypoallergenic formula or breast milk. ...Read more

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Experiencing renal colic ~ 7 mo including 1 episode tht required ED visit. Dr ordered US Radiologist describes "a 1.3cm hyperechoic nodule" in kidney. Does this mean it's not a stone? Have history of KS.

Experiencing renal colic ~ 7 mo including 1 episode tht required ED visit. Dr ordered US Radiologist describes "a 1.3cm hyperechoic nodule" in kidney. Does this mean it's not a stone? Have history of KS.

Kidney stone: It is unclear what this finding represents. If it is "non shadowing" meaning that the souls wave energy used to produce a sonogram image penetrates the lesion, it is often not a stone but a benign mass called an angiomyolipoma or AML. If it shadows, it is likely a stone. An X-ray (KUB) or a CT scan can help determine the nature of this finding. If it is a 1.2 cm stone it needs to be treated. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Colic (Tip)

Try to relax. Colic takes a stress on the whole family and causes nursing failure and depression. ...See more

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I've heard that chiropractors hold infants upside down by their feet to treat colic.. Is this helpful?

I've heard that chiropractors hold infants upside down by their feet to treat colic.. Is this helpful?

I would not: Recommend holding an infant upside down by their feet. I repeat...I would not recommend holding an infant upside down by their feet!
please discuss aany issue you have with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How do you treat new baby colic acid redux ?

How do you treat new baby colic acid redux ?

With difficulty: Colic generally occurs with 2 weeks of birth and invokes poor handling of gas in the stomach. If Mom is breast feeding avoid any foods that seem to make it worse. These babies like to suck so often a 3-4 month use of a pacifier is helpful. Helping them pass gas below with a Vaseline coated thermometer often relieves their discomfort. Wrapping snugly in warm blankets and motion may also help. ...Read more

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Colic (Tip)

Do know that it is normal for newborns to cry 3 hrs/day. More is colic but with vomiting see doc. ...See more

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Can infant colic be treated?

Can  infant colic be treated?

INFANT COLIC: Infant colic is common among boys lasting for 3 months. There are antispasmodic rx available like Levsin (hyoscyamine) gtts. You just have to ask your peds. ...Read more

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What are the best tips for managing and treating colic?

What are the best tips for managing and treating colic?

Stressful Time: This is a very stressful time for your family. Colicky babies demand constant attention. You are sleep deprived already, then on top of that, you have the constant needs of this child. Walking in a sling is super helpful. Consider "baby wearing" as much as possible, not just you but dad and other family members. Never shake the baby, you can always set her down and let her cry, take a break! ...Read more

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Colic (Tip)

Bottle-fed babies can swallow more air than breastfed. Gas-sparing bottles and nipples can help. ...See more

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What is best treatment for renal colic or uretric colic?

What is best treatment  for renal colic or uretric colic?

ER Stone Care: For someone in the er, the best intervention is to give toradol, if: no anti-coagulation, not allergic, no GI ulcers and no abnormal creatinine. Studies have proven toradol to be more effective than narcotics in first line therapy. Narcotics can then be used in lesser quantities for ongoing management. Plus the anti-inflammatory properties aid in stone passage by reducing ureteral swelling. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for colic?

Is there a cure for colic?

No: Colic, once other things like gerd, or mil
k protein intolerance have been ruled out, occurs between 3 weeks of age to generally about 3 months of age. If it lasts longer than that, then it probably isn't colic. Colic is an immature neurological system problem. Rhythmic soothing like rocking your baby is helpful. ...Read more

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Colic (Tip)

Use sound to calm your baby when fussy; running a fan, vacuum, or white noise recording can help. ...See more

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Is there a home remedy to get rid of colic?

Is there a home remedy to get rid of colic?

Gripe Water: Gripe water is available over the counter, very popular in great britain and available in the usa. This works for many infants. Also check out the book and video, "the best baby on the block." i for got the peds doctor who was the author but that has great tips for soothing a baby. ...Read more

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My 2 month old recently changed her milk she was colic even before but sometimes it gets worst could she be allergic to the new milk?

May not be allergy: Actually, "infantile colic" isn't an allergy, but prolonged non purposeful crying that usually peaks between between 4 and 12 weeks of age. "gassiness" may be the cause - or the result - of prolonged crying. Motion sometimes helps, as does fennel or chamomile tea. Sometimes other conditions - like a milk protein allergy or backwash of stomach acid (reflux) contribute. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Colic (Tip)

Try rubbing your baby's belly or providing "white noise" to soothe his or her cries. ...See more

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Is it true that babies with colic are more easygoing later?

Is it true that babies with colic are more easygoing later?

No: I have not heard this, nor is it my professional or personal experience. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to alleviate menstrual colic?

What is the best medicine to alleviate menstrual colic?

Many: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
according to the mayo clinic, oral birth control pills contain hormones that prevent ovulation and reduce the severity of menstrual cramps.
In rare cases, when menstrual cramping is extremely severe, your physician may prescribe a narcotic, such as oxycodone for pain relief. ...Read more

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Colic (Tip)

Avoid overfeeding. If your baby is very hungry, shorten feeding intervals to every 2-3 hrs. ...See more

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How to avoid biliary colic after eating?

How to avoid biliary colic after eating?

Remove diseased GB: Biliary colic occurs when a stone tries to exit the gallbladder. Stones form from stone-prone bile and/or damaged gallbladder, with poor emptying. Stimulus is usually fatty foods. If stone gets stuck along the way to the small bowel, can cause problems with infection, or inflammation of gallbladder. Remove gallbladder if stones cause symptoms, you are diabetic, or certain other conditions. C md. ...Read more

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What is colic?

Colic: Colic is generally defined as fussiness of an infant for which there is no cure. It is uncontrollable for 4-6 hours at a time and may be several times per day. I believe that there is almost always a cause, whether it reflux gas or a phyical problem which if investigated properly can quiky be corrected. Consult with your pediatricin for help. ...Read more