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What sort of disorder is pediatric colic?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

In brief: Severe crying

Colic is defined as crying for extended periods/several hours of time and is typically starts at 3 weeks old and tends to resolve itself by 3 months old.
The baby appears to be having abdominal pain during these episodes. There are many supportive treatments that may be used (chamomile tea, Mylicon, warm compresses on belly, baby massaging to promote gas passage) & the treatment varies by case.

In brief: Severe crying

Colic is defined as crying for extended periods/several hours of time and is typically starts at 3 weeks old and tends to resolve itself by 3 months old.
The baby appears to be having abdominal pain during these episodes. There are many supportive treatments that may be used (chamomile tea, Mylicon, warm compresses on belly, baby massaging to promote gas passage) & the treatment varies by case.
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
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