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What is colic?

What is colic?

Extreme fussiness: This condition occurs when an otherwise healthy infant (less than 3 months) screams for an unknown reason. It can be frustrating to parents because it is very difficult to soothe them. The good news is it peaks at 6-8 weeks and generally is gone by 3-4 months. It is not dangerous to a baby and does not predict anything about the future health of that child. ...Read more

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Colic (Definition)

Colic is a common condition affecting babies where they frequently are fussy or cry for no apparent reason. Another meaning of ...Read 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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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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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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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 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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What are the symptoms of colic?

Crying...: Uncontrollably and repeatedly, often at the same time of day, and for no apparent reason. It can look like there's a lot of pain, even if there isn't. If you have found a reason for it, it's not called colic any more. When you find the reason, you deal with the reason; then the crying stops. ...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 does the term colic pain mean?

What does the term colic pain mean?

Repetitive pain: Colic refers to the back and forth cramping pain in the abdomen. Many think only babies get colic but adults can be affected too. If this is severe and on going see your doctor to determine what is your cause. http://www.ehow.com/about_7228272_colicky-abdominal-pain-symptoms-adults.html ...Read more