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My baby is experiencing severe colic, I tried everything but nothing seems to work, I heard about biogaia, is it helpful in this condition?

My baby is experiencing severe colic, I tried everything but nothing seems to work, I heard about biogaia, is it helpful in this condition?

Studies show yes: Probiotic supplements (and culture-fortified foods) are not regulated by the fda. Biogaia is just one form of adding lactobacillus to your babies intestinal cycle. A recent study does show there seems to be benefit though. Use caution and talk to your pediatriian about it. The correct dose has not been established. ...Read more

Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Colic (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is pediatric colic?

What sort of disorder is pediatric colic?

Pediatrci colic: Colic is a poorly understood disorder of the infants who cry incosolably usually in the evening hours and start aftrer a few weeks of birth. The baby seems to be crying from an abdominal pain as the abd. Muscles are tense. Pediatricians try anti gas meds, sometimes, gently rocking the baby works. Sometimes taking them for a ride in the car helps. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is colic?

What sort of disorder is colic?

Colic: Colic is abdominal pain, usually caused by gas. In infant, it occurs quite freuently between the ages of 2 weeks and 2 months. ...Read more

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Can I get a prion disease from eating calf brains or only by handling uncooked ones?

Can I get a prion disease from eating calf brains or only by handling uncooked ones?

Either potentially: Cooking does not inactivate the malfolded infectious prion protein nor does formalin treatment. It was shown decades ago that brain in formalin for years could transmit cjd. ...Read more

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How can I find a doctor in my city that deals specifically with bipolar disorder? My gp has been handling my medications for the past few years.

How can I find a doctor in my city that deals specifically with bipolar disorder? My gp has been handling my medications for the past few years.

Ask around: People you could ask include your gp, or people at your local chapter of organizations of patients suffering from mental illness and their families - examples of which in the us would be nami.Org, nmha.Org and dbsalliance.Org. ...Read more

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What can I do for colic?

What can I do for colic?

Find the Cause: Colic is uncontrolled fussiness for hours a day. I belive that there is almost always a cause that allows for correction, meaning a happy baby. It could be formula intolerence, swallowing air, acid reflux or a variety of other problems. Patient, careful examination usually identifies and corrects it. ...Read more

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Is colic calm safe for my baby?

Is colic calm safe for my baby?

Colic: Yes but has little effect. Colic is tough but fortunately short lived. Lasted about 2 weeks with my kids. ...Read more

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What are the hazards of handling silver?

In what form?: Pure solid silver, as in jewelry? Liquid silver? Are you taking pure silver or compound that has some silver in it? Please ask again and clarify. The condition of silver toxicity, is called Argyria. See the article, which discuses how one might be harmed by silver. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyria ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Colic?

What is the definition or description of: Colic?

Infantile Colic: 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. ...Read more

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Could my diet be contributing to my baby's colic?

Could my diet be contributing to my baby's colic?

Yes: There are dozens of research papers published since the 80's and 90's, that demonstrate in some women that their diet may affect the baby adversely with colicky behavior. Lactose problems are very common, but a variety of agents have been implicated. Elimination diets are the best way to determine if there is a problem. ...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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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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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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How do I know if my baby has colic?

How do I know if my baby has colic?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to rule out other diseases first. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=i_wmnnjkmt0 to learn more about colic. ...Read more

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Can u help with 6 week old with colic?

Can u help with 6 week old with colic?

Yes: 1. Read happiest baby on the block by harvey karp dm - learn the 5 s's 2. Consider removing dairy from your diet if bf or try nondairy formula 3. Consider probiotics (check with your pediatrician) 4. Use chamomile tea small amount (1/2 oz) 3x per day if helpful 5. Learn infant massage 6. Breathe. ...Read more

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Are boys more prone to colic than girls?

Are boys more prone to colic than girls?

No: I agree that most infants with colic symptoms have underlying conditions/circumstances that can explain some of the symptoms. However, given the agreed definition, and the studies that have been done using that definition, most studies have found no significant relationship to gender. ...Read more

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I am terrible handling stress. Any tips?

I am terrible handling stress. Any tips?

Lots of tips: Breath in 4 counts, breathe out 7 counts. Close your eyes and pretend you are somewhere on vacation. Imagine yourself being there. Different types of stress lend themselves to different ways of handling it. For more than a bandaid, a good psychotherapist or mind-body medicine practitioner can be extremely helpful in the long run. ...Read more

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What is kidney colic? Maybe I have this?

Cramping pain: This is commonly called renal colic . It is usually caused by a kidney stone and is a kind of cramping abdominal pain that tends to come in waves . It many times starts on the low back onone side and radiates into the groin. There may also be some blood in the urine. ...Read more