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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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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 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 can I do to help my baby sleep?

What can I do to help my baby sleep?

Setup a nice routine: Set up a nice routine. Something you will do every night, ideally at the same time and in the same order. Teach the baby how to self sooth himself into sleep. ... It's a bit of time investment up front, but a huge pay off for a times to come. Be patient. Be persistent. Do not co-sleep. Follow this link for more detail instructions: http://sebpmg.Com/newsletter.Html. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage my baby's gas?

What can I do to manage my baby's gas?

Proper Burping: Hard to describe. I usually show parents how to do it during a visit; a proper burp looks harder than it really is. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby stop wheezing?

What can I do to help my baby stop wheezing?

Suction nose: Wheezing is a form of noisy breathing that medical experts usually associate with lower respiratory disease. Sometimes the term is casually used by parents and child observers to characterize loud or noisy breathing. If a baby does have noisy breathing first try suctioning the nose to see if there is improvement. If not, contact your pediatrician to describe and discuss your baby's symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my 12 week old baby with gas pains?

What can I do to help my 12 week old baby with gas pains?

Several things: Make sure baby is not eating too fast and burp often, every 5-10 minutes if nursing or after each ounce if bottle feeding.Be sure if bottle feeding that formula is mixed correctly. You can also try to use mylicon drops for the gas. You can prop baby up a bit while sleepinf also. Good luck.. Is baby constipated? ...Read more

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What can I do to manage my 2-month-old's colic?

What can I do to manage my 2-month-old's colic?

5 S's: The best way to manage colic is to attempt to soothe your baby; to do so i recommend the 5 s's, by dr. Karp, a pediatrician. 1) swaddle your baby, 2) allow baby to suck (breast or pacifier), 3) side or stomach position for the baby, 4) shhhhing sound, 5) sway with your baby- they enjoy the movement. However nothing is proven to take away colic except for time. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my child?

What can I do to help my child?

Need more info: If you have an urgent concern about your child, you should call your Pediatrician's after hours number & speak to the on-call physician. If it's not urgent, you can call the office when it opens in the morning. If you can be more specific with your question, one of our Health Tap physicians can try to help with your concern. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom has a migrane and i want to help her so what should I do to help?

What can I do if my mom has a migrane and i want to help her so what should I do to help?

Some solutions for M: Migraine has many solutions. But you need to go to a headache specilaist who is typically a neurologist. There are many good medicines which can stop the migraine headaches. They are called triptans(one good one is: sumatriptan). There are also medicines to prevent frequent headaches, they are called beta blockers. But you have to go to your doctor for obtaining prescription medicines for migraine. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my boyfriend with asthma?

What can I do to help my boyfriend with asthma?

Many things: If your boyfriend has allergies that can trigger an attack, make sure your place is as free from them as possible. A common trigger is animal dander (cats & dogs.). Dust mites are also a very common cause. Make sure your mattress has the appropriate plastic barrier. An air purifier for pollen or other air borne allergens may also be a good idea. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to help with my eczema?

What can I do at home to help with my eczema?

Lots!: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this doesn't help enough, please see your doctor for additional management. ...Read more

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What can I and my husband do to help us with fertility problems?

What can I and my husband do to help us with fertility problems?

Consult: There are a number of issues that can lead to infertility. If you have been trying for 6 months or more without success you should see a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do to help deal with "teething" pains?

What can I do to help deal with "teething" pains?

Palliative care firs: Cold teething rings and damp frozen wash clothes are excellent teething aides. Use the appropriate amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe teething discomfort. Avoid using medications that you rub on the gums b/c they only last for 10 to 15 minutes. Encourage fluids you child may be fussy, eat a little less and/or drool more than usual. This is all normal... Keep your child as comfortable as possible. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with my social problems?

What can I do to help with my social problems?

A consultation: Social problems is a general term. You should obtain an in depth consultation with a skilled professional who will understand your problems. A diagnosis determines a treatment plan and refers you to professionals who are skilled in treating your problems. Medication alone is not effective. Most social problems require psychotherapy as healthy coping skill develop through therapy. ...Read more

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What can I do to help ease my child's pain due to teething?

What can I do to help ease my child's pain due to teething?

Teething?: Usually the complete set of primary (baby) teeth are erupted by 30 months of age. If your 3 year old is have pain, he/she could be late with tooth eruption. However, we usually see 3 year olds with their full compliment of baby teeth, so the pain could be something else e.g. Decay, ulcerations etc. You should bring your child to a pediatric dentist to find out what is happeneing. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my boyfriend with glaucoma?

What can I do to help my boyfriend with glaucoma?

Accompany them: Take them to eye visits, help listen to the doctor, remind regular followup. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my husband with his asthma?

What can I do to help my husband with his asthma?

Get him: To see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. Specifics would be determined by the physician's findings. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve my baby's croup-related discomfort?

What can I do to relieve my baby's croup-related discomfort?

Get seen: Your doctor can prescribe a dose of steroids to help her get better faster. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more about croup. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby sleep when he has a cold?

What can I do to help my baby sleep when he has a cold?

Humidifier & TLC!: Colds in babies can be so hard because there are not many medicines that are safe to use. A simple cool-mist humidifier with plain water can work wonders for your baby's congestion and cough. Also, saline nose drops/spray is really helpful for the stuffy nose. If there is a lot of mucus, a bulb aspirator is useful. Upright positioning for sleep (in a swing or carseat even!) may also help. ...Read more

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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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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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Can Colic Calm be too aggressive to my 3wk babies tummy?

Can Colic Calm be too aggressive to my 3wk babies tummy?

I would ABSOLUTELY: not give ANYTHING to your BABY without his/her Pediatrician's OK! MY OPINION ONLY! Hope it help ...Read more

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Can Colic Calm be too aggressive to my 3wk babies tummy?

Can Colic Calm be too aggressive to my 3wk babies tummy?

It.doesn't work: Unfortunately, there are no good.research studies.which support.the use of.this product. We do not.expect it to.have.any good effects ...Read more

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What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

Colic: Medications can be given but the question is will they work? Simethacone or Ovol drops can be tried. Gripe water has no proven benefit. General measures of comfort are the 1st line of treatment. All the best. This disappears with gut maturity in 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Hi.. How to deal with infant colic? Does finistil drops help?

Hi.. How to deal with infant colic? Does finistil drops help?

Colic: Colic usually begins around three weeks of age andlasts until three months of age it can occur atleast three times a week and lasts for three hours or more. Cause is unknown, although some feel it is a form of migraine. All kindsof treatment have been recommended. I find that swaddling works well because it soothing and comfortable for the baby.Movement in the form of a swing or walk also helps. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes colics in babies, and is it hereditary?

Please tell me what causes colics in babies, and is it hereditary?

We don't know: Colic is not hereditary...But it can be seen in families. My understanding is that it deals with the immaturity of the digestive system and therefore inability to digest well. Probiotics can help immensely as can gripe water or colic calm or cocyntal. So can craniosacral therapy and or chiropractic. Chinese medicine and homeopathy also work. I have had success with all of them! ...Read more

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How much camomile tea is safe for an infant with colic?

I never advise it: A light brew of chamomile tea may give you something to do but i can remember no research data showing predictable benefit. Teas have been offered for colic since the first written treatment books for kids in the 1700's & follow the assumption that the gut is somehow upset. Present thought finds it more a transient behavior/frustration issue. ...Read more

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Is it high needs infant or colic? Fussy all day n night and never seems satisfied. Not eating normal and just flat out miserable. Help, please!

Is it high needs infant or colic? Fussy all day n night and never seems satisfied. Not eating normal and just flat out miserable. Help, please!

Fussy baby: A pediatrician's evaluation and input are necessary. It could be formula-related, food- and medicine-related if breastfeeding, lactose intolerance if gassy and spitting up, acid reflux if regurgitating or vomiting to name a few. Tense moms tend to get colicky infants - try being calm. Take a break - have a close relative or a close friend take over for minutes or hours to rest &catch up on sleep. ...Read 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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My 7 weeks daughter have very bad colic one of my friend told me about infant belly binder.I have never heard about this before. Is it good for bubs?

My 7 weeks daughter have very bad colic one of my friend told me about infant belly binder.I have never heard about this before. Is it good for bubs?

College Fund: Save the money for your college fund! There is no evidence to suggest that these things work to improve colicky behavior. Anecdotally, I have found success holding colicky babies with their tummies down and palm across the belly, putting gentle pressure on it, at a 45 degree angle. Rocking helps. Unfortunately, there is no substitute for the human touch to help colicky babies get through this. ...Read more

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Does using gripe water along with dentinox colic drops for babies have side effects? Sedative? Harmful?

Does using gripe water along with dentinox colic drops for babies have side effects? Sedative? Harmful?

Usually ok: Doctors usually don't give babies any medications, even over-the-counter items, unless there's good benefit. A mom can bring the items to the doctor to check the ingredients, but a little bit of a trusted brand of gas drops and gripe water drops are ok to try. They may or may not help any colicky symptoms. If they don't seem to help, then they shouldn't be used. ...Read more

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My 5 weeks old baby girl wit her colic discomfort still go days witout toileting which add more to her stomach problems. Wot can I do to help her go.

My 5 weeks old baby girl wit her colic discomfort still go days witout toileting which add more to her stomach problems. Wot can I do to help her go.

Colic: try changing her formula to similar sensitive or ends mil gentle ease these are good for colicky and fussy children sometimes giving an ounce of water in the morning and at night will help in having bowel movements all the best ...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 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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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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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