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Infants Gas Relief Medication
Yes: Yes it is still available. The generic name is simethicone. ...Read more
They don't work.: Babies swallow air when crying & bottle-feeding. Till ~ 6 weeks, their intestinal smooth muscle does not coordinate propulsion of liquid & air. Use the "football hold". Put baby on your forearm, head at your elbow, face down. Press your palm against his tummy, flex his hips, encircle one leg with your fingers & roll him gently against your chest. Tilt head up to burp, tush up to pass gas. ...Read more
Should I take him to the ER or his doctor my 7wk old son has been crying for the last 4hrs nonstop. He wasn't eating nor taking his pacifer. I've given him mylicol infants gas relief drops and tried a warm bath but nothing is helping. He weighs 13lbs and 5
By the date of this post about 4 days has gone by, so hopefully you have made contact with the doctor and your baby is better by now. For the future, and for others reading this post, if your baby seems very irritable and uncomfortable, and your instinct tells you that something is wrong you should contact your doctor. A phone call to the doctor's office after hours will put you through to a nurse or on call doctor. They will ask you a series of questions and advise you on the next best course of action (er visit or next day doctor's appointment).
Take good care. ...Read more
My baby is 3 months old I still feed her 3 ounces every two hours she fight to take 4 ounces she has a lot of gas. She has gas relief but doesn't help?
Gassy Baby: 28 yo lady with 3 month old infant feeding well but with a lot of gas. Studies show that when your baby is gassy, she may be intolerant to something in the formula or in the diet of the breastfeeding mother. Does your baby get good sleep? If your baby is fussy, inconsolable, or draws its knees into its chest while crying it may be a sign of pain. Please bring your baby for full exam. Good luck. ...Read more
MEDS FOR GAS RELIEF: Simethicone which is sold under many different names is the best med for gas and is available over the counter. ...Read more
No: It makes it less gassy by neutralizing it. ...Read more
Antacids etc!: Most important is to secure a correct diagnosis. .. Once you know the problem... The solutions is within reach! Remedies are. Antacids, dietary changes, h2 blocker proton pimp inhibitors. & more! Lots of way to skin a cat... You just need to find the right one. Good luck! ...Read more
Beans and other lentiles produce lot of gas.
Take Reglan (metoclopramide) 10 mg every night for two weeks, then one tablet when you eat gassy food. ...Read more
My wife has had stomoch pain for 5 days and is kind of vaig about it. She took some gas relief but that's not working she can't sleep
Used to use Rugby's "Gas Relief" - worked like a charm (80mg Simithecone) (related to Mylanta). No longer Avail. Have massive gas pains. Help?
Abd gas: Would follow up with doctor and get evaluation for food intolerances, and check for H pylori. Persistent gas is not normal. Consider soy, gluten issues, soak beans for 24 hours before cooking or use bean-o (some have difficulty digesting beans-alpha galactosidase)). Maalox has simethicone as does Gas-X. ...Read more
What can I do for my 2 1/2 month year old little girl. She is crying hard when she pass gas. I give her gas relief but she still cry real bad.?
? protien intolerance: Infants often cry when they bear down to pass gas or have a bowel movement, because they don't effectively know how to "push it out". However, an infant with a cow's milk intolerance from mom's breast milk or infant formula, may produce excess gas, increased gas cramps, spits up more immediately after eating or fussy throughout day. Ask your pediatrician to check on possible protien intolerance. ...Read more
I have hassle extreme abdominal bloating for three days with no relief. I feel much discomfort in the abdominal area. Gas relief pills seem no help?
I have a build up of gas at night and it causes pain in my intestine on my right side. I take activated charoal and ultra strength gas relief, no luck. I have had gastro problems for 2 yrs, have had 3 colonoscopys and 4 endoscopys and have been told it is
2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries.?
Most of these issues: Do not occur, or are very infrequent with breast feeding; are far more common with all forms of breast milk alternative, despite all the marketing. Seek out help worthy of your trust; will end-up far better for you, your child & family. Study: Attachment Parenting & the bountiful work of pediatrician: William Sears, M.D. & his wife; Martha Sears, RN, & their many books for some wisdom/solutions. ...Read more
I was to be taking Gas Relief (Mylanta), but haven't. When eating pretzels I cough bad. But I am gassy ALL day long, and frequently. Cancer worry?
Once you think:
About cancer it will be difficult to prove you wrong. Gassy is a common thing and you are not the only one, if that helps. Gas X or simethicone usually does a great job, without prescription.
However, once you mention cancer, it will be useful to check with your doc and obtain a history, physical examination, and a discussion if there is any worry. You are young, cancer is rare. Discuss with doc! ...Read more
Please explain why people prefer medicines such as Tums (calcium carbonate) and maloox over natural remedies for gas relief?
Not sure: Probably because they are more convenient and well known plus marketed well. ...Read more
My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days. Is this connected to the medication?
Laxative: Movical is a laxative and depending on the dose will cause loose stools if dose is higher than needed. The medication should not affect the color of her stools, so if they look really unusually pale, it could be related to either dietary change or decrease in bile from the liver. If she has dark urine or abdominal pain, she should be seen. ...Read more
Why do people prefer medicines such as Tums (calcium carbonate) and maalox over natural remedies for gas relief?
Quick fix: Why do so many people prefer to take a pill than to make an actual change in their lifestyle? In part because 1) it seems easier, and 2) short term thinking is common. It places more responsibility outside of themselves, whereas making healthy choices requires taking responsibility for yourself. Sad but true: the promise of a quick fix is irresistible to people averse to change. ...Read more
Have IBS-C. Always gassy. Haven't taken gas relief in months. Occasional pain when defecating. Doc checked-no anal fissure or hemm. No blood. Ideas why?
IBS-C/gas: May be food intolerances, celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance, soy intolerances, H pylori? Have you been evaluated for those? For diet should have fiber like oats, barley, lentils, brown rice once a day, kale, avocados. Dring 2.5-3.5 liters/day water /gatorade (not to dilute sodium) Please follow up with allergist for food intolerances, at some point may consider colonoscopy. ...Read more
Wide range: It is safe. There are plenty different ones - mylicon, gripe water etc. There is no one thing that is " the best". Different medicines work for different babies. You will have to try and see. ...Read more
Gassy tummy: All babies get gassy tummies! In order to grow, babies take in 100 kcal for each kilogram they weigh! This is a lot of hard work on their digestive system. (imagine digesting 7000 calories per day........You would be gassy too!) babies have immature gastrointestinal tracts too. Digestion, and gassiness, often get much better between 4-6 weeks of age. ...Read more
Simethicone: Over the counter simethicone drops (mylicon or infant gas drops). Are perfectly safe. The dose is 0.3 ml every 3 hrs as needed. If you are breast feeding take a look at your diet. Anything that makes you gassy may have the same effect on baby! If symptoms continue on the drops, talk to your pediatrician. Good luck! ...Read more