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Infantile colic

Infantile colic: Introduction

Excessive crying in an infant for no obvious reason. Colic symptoms usually begin after a few weeks start to diminish by three months of age. The exact cause of colic is still a mystery. Generally an infant is said to have colic if it cries for more than three hours a day for three or more days a week. ...more »

Symptoms of Infantile colic

Treatments for Infantile colic

  • Burping or winding the baby - sometimes successful burping will reduce crying.
  • Holding the baby - sometimes the baby just wants to be held.
  • Cuddling the baby
  • Put baby to sleep - although easier said than done, sometimes the baby just wants to go to sleep.
  • Rocking the baby
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Infantile colic?

Infantile colic: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Infantile colic

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Infantile colic may include:

Infantile colic: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Infantile colic:

  • No major complications for the baby
  • Parental "complications":
    • Parental stress
    • Family discord
    • Parental guilt
  • more complications...»

Causes of Infantile colic

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Disease Topics Related To Infantile colic

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Infantile colic: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Infantile colic

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be more »

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Infantile colic

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Infantile colic: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Infantile colic

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Prognosis for Infantile colic

Prognosis for Infantile colic: Mostly harmless to child (if it is true colic); frustrating and alarming for parents.

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Prevention of Infantile colic

Prevention information for Infantile colic has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Infantile colic.

  • There is no magic measure to prevent infant colic
  • Avoid overfeeding
  • Winding baby during feeding
  • Burping baby every 5 minutes during breastfeeding
  • Avoid feeding more often than every 2 hours
  • more preventions...»

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