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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 (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 medicine my wife should use for her menstrual colic?

What medicine my wife should use for her menstrual colic?

Call her gyn: Don't know yopur wife, history, etc. In general, cramps around the time of menses can be treated with non steroidal antiinflammatories, like ibuprofen, naproxen. Sometimes requires stronger meds. Talk with gyn. ...Read more

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My 4 week old baby is having some rash on her face, wot could be the cause? Uses Johnson products or could the colic relief medicines be responsible?

My 4 week old baby is having some rash on her face, wot could be the cause? Uses Johnson products or could the colic relief medicines be responsible?

Baby rashes: The most common reason for those bumps is the use of the so called "baby products" like Baby Magic and Johnson and Johnson. While they smell nice, the give a large percentage of babies a rash. Wash the baby with dove sensitive skin soap (liquid or bar) and in between just wash with warm water. Nothing else is required. This also can be baby acne which is an effect of your hormones/no treatment. ...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

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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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How long does adult colic last?

How long does adult colic last?

Adult colic: Adult colic may be an alarm signal. Its best to get checked out asap. ...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

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What is life like with a colic baby?

What is life like with a colic baby?

Stressful: 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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Does colic require medical attention?

Does colic require medical attention?

Yes: Only to make sure that it is, in fact, colic, and not a more serious condition such as reflux ("baby heartburn"). Colic is crying for no apparent reason; if a reason exists and needs to be treated, then it isn't colic. In my experience, colic can almost always be treated by taking a car ride with the baby (properly restrained in an appropriate car seat, of course). ...Read more

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How will I know if my child has colic?

How will I know if my child has colic?

Crying unconsolably: A common definition of colic is an infant who cries for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days of the week, for more than 3 weeks. Although no one knows for sure what causes it, colic is fairly common, starting a few weeks after birth. Luckily, this condition goes away by about the third month of life. The main thing is to make sure your baby's crying is not caused by a serious condition. ...Read more

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How long does adult colic usually last?

How long does adult colic usually last?

See details: I have never heard of the term "adult colic". Recurrent episodes of abdominal pain should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to relieve a baby with colic?

What can I do to relieve a baby with colic?

Try to find cause: Many babies develop colic between the 3rd and 12th week of life.
Try to find what is precipitating the event. What are you feeding and how are you feeding. Is your baby crying and swalloing air? What kind of water are you using? Are you sterilizing?
The best milk for a baby is moms milk. Watch your diet. Consult your doc to find the best course of action. ...Read more

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What is a colic baby and how do you treat it?

Colic: A colicky baby is one that becomes fussy and irritable at three weeks of age and can remain that way until three months. All kind of suggestion as to treatment have been proposed but I find that swaddling or putting the baby in a swing helps best. ...Read more

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Does dairy in my diet lead to my baby's colic?

Does dairy in my diet lead to my baby's colic?

Absolute Maybe: In point of fact, there are numerous studies that demonstrate in some women and babies, that dairy does lead to colicky behavior. It may not bother all babies, but does effect some. A dairy elimination diet is the best method to find out. ...Read more

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What should I do for my baby who might be colic?

What should I do for my baby who might be colic?

Carry baby: 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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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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Can you please discuss the injection for colic pain?

Can you please discuss the injection for colic pain?

Adult colic: I am assuming you are speaking about adult colic pain, such as renal colic and issues related as I do not believe there is an injection for pediatric intestinal colic. The adult colic pain such as renal colic can be treated with dicolfenac injections occasionally and it does have some efficacy. However, your personal medical history would need to be discussed with your physician. Hope this helps. ...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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Does using a bottle increase my chances of having colic?

No: Using a bottle might increase the chance of your baby having gas, but not colic. Babies can swallow more air when they are bottle feeding versus nursing and that can cause gas pains. We still don't know what causes colic, but whatever it is, it usually goes away by 3 to 4 months. ...Read more

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Would appreciate some expert advice on dealing with colic?

Would appreciate some expert advice on dealing with 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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What are some tips for traveling with a baby who has colic?

What are some tips for traveling with a baby who has colic?

Colic and travel: This has multiple answers depending on age of baby, mode of travel, and distance you are traveling. Most colicky babies love the hum and vibrations of car travel so if your distance is not great this may be best. It also allows you to sop and destress when you need to. If by air, then try and travel at the baby's best time of day and get nonstop flights if possible. ...Read more