ColicCColicColicEnglishDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-09-22T04:00:00Z000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the possible causes of colic and ways to treat it. Colic, though upsetting for you and your baby, often goes away by three or four months of age.</p><h2>What is colic? </h2> <p>Colic is a term used when a baby cries frequently and intensely, and is difficult or impossible to soothe. There is disagreement among experts about a definition for colic, or if the term colic should even be used. Colic is sometimes diagnosed by the "rule of three": crying about three hours per day, at least three times per week, for at least three weeks straight. The excessive crying typically begins in the second week of life and continues toward the end of the second month. After that, the colicky behaviour tapers off, usually ending by three or four months of age.</p> <p>Some babies with colic may appear as if they are in pain. They may tend to stretch out their arms and legs, stiffen, and then draw in their arms and legs tightly to their bodies. Their stomach may be swollen and tight.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Colic is a term used when a baby cries frequently and intensely, and is difficult or impossible to soothe.</li><li>The cause of colic is unknown.</li><li>Any baby can become colicky. It does not mean there is anything wrong with your baby.</li><li>Colic usually goes away by the time a baby is three or four months of age.</li><li>If your baby is crying frequently and intensely and cannot be soothed, see your doctor to make sure the crying is not a sign of a health problem.</li></ul><h2>Causes of colic</h2> <p>Although colic was first described by the ancient Greeks, the cause of colic remains unknown. Many scientists believe that babies who are described as colicky do not have any condition, but are simply at one extreme of a normal pattern of infant crying in the first few months of life. Some have even asserted that excessive crying is a sign of physical health and vigour.</p> <p>Some experts believe that more than one factor contributes to colic. There is growing evidence that individual differences in crying are related to development of the brain rather than development of the digestive system. There is no evidence to support psychosocial causes such as poor parenting. In a very few cases, less than 5%, there can be organic causes. There is some evidence linking maternal smoking to an increased risk of excessive crying and infant colic.</p><h2>What does current research say about how to treat colic?</h2> <ul> <li>There is evidence that eliminating milk products, eggs, wheat and nuts from the diets of breastfeeding mothers can provide some relief from colic.</li> <li>When mothers have taken herbal teas containing chamomile, vervain, licorice, fennel and lemon balm used up to three times per day (150 mL per dose), it has been shown to decrease crying in colicky babies. Because herbal products do not come in standard strengths or formulas, be sure to consult your doctor before trying this.</li> <li>Carrying your baby more can reduce normal crying; however, it will not decrease crying once your colicky baby has started crying.</li> <li>There is some evidence to support trying a hypoallergenic formula in bottle fed babies with a family history of allergies or for babies who are intolerant of cow's milk.</li> <li>Although there is some evidence showing improvement in symptoms when bottle fed babies were switched to soy-based formulas, not all doctors recommend switching to soy-based formulas. Soy allergies could develop.</li> <li>Babies who were breastfed and given the probiotic, L. reuteri DSM 17938, experienced improved symptoms of infantile colic. The probiotic was well tolerated and safe.</li> </ul> <h2>Are there other ways of treating colic?</h2> <p>Other methods to reduce a colicky baby's crying have been proposed, but have not been scientifically tested. These include:</p> <ul> <li>Putting a colicky baby near a vacuum cleaner. The white noise is supposed to soothe the baby.</li> <li>Specific ways of holding the baby that put pressure on the babies' stomach – "colic holds."</li> <li>Taking the baby for a ride in the car or a walk in the stroller.</li> <li>Use of gripewater. These herbal preparations are available online and in health food stores. Use is not without risk. If you decide to try one of these preparations, make sure it is free from alcohol and sugar and that it is manufactured by a reputable company. </li> </ul>
腹绞痛腹绞痛ColicChineseSimplifiedDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-09-22T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>阅读造成腹绞痛的可能原因以及治疗方法。腹绞痛,尽管会令你和你的宝宝感觉烦躁、烦厌,但通常会在三或四个月内消失。</p>
المغصاالمغصColicArabicDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-09-22T04:00:00ZBrenda S. Miles, PhD, Cpsych;Joanne Cummings, PhD, CpsychFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>مغص الرضيع وعلاجه: اكتشف اسباب المغص واحصل على معلومات عن المغص. اقرأ ماذا يقول البحث الحالي حول كيفية علاج مغص الرضع.</p>
腹絞痛腹絞痛ColicChineseTraditionalDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-09-22T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>閱讀造成腹絞痛的可能原因以及治療方法。腹絞痛,儘管會令你和你的寶寶感覺煩躁、煩厭,但通常會在三或四個月內消失。</p>
CólicoCCólicoColicSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-09-22T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Infórmese acerca de las posibles causas de cólico y de la manera de tratarlo. El cólico, aunque molesto y tedioso para usted y su bebé, a menudo desaparece en tres o cuatro meses.</p>
கோலிக்கோலிக்ColicTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-09-22T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>​கோலிக்கை ஏற்படுத்தக்கூடிய காரணங்கள் மற்றும் சிகிச்சையளிக்கக்கூடிய வழிகள் பற்றி வாசித்துப்பாருங்கள். உங்களுக்கும் உங்கள் குழந்தைக்கும், கோலிக் குழப்பத்தையும் சலிப்பையும் ஏற்படுத்துவதாக இருந்தாலும், பெரும்பாலும் மூன்று அல்லது நான்கு மாதங்களுக்குள் போய்விடும</p>
کولکککولکColicUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-09-22T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>کولک کی ممکنہ وجوھات اور علاج کےبارے میں پڑھیے ، اگر چہ آپ کےلئے اور بچے کے لئے بھت مشکل بات ھے لیکن تین سے چار ماہ تک ختم ھو جاتا ھے</p>
ColiqueCColiqueColicFrenchDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-09-22T04:00:00ZBrenda S. Miles, PhD, Cpsych;Joanne Cummings, PhD, CPsych000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur les causes possibles des coliques et comment les traiter. Bien que les coliques soient pénibles et ennuyeuses pour vous et votre bébé, elles cessent généralement après trois à quatre mois.<br></p><h2>Qu’est-ce que les coliques?</h2> <p>Le terme « colique » désigne la situation quand un bébé pleure fréquemment et intensément, et qu’il est difficile ou impossible à calmer. Les experts ne s’entendent pas sur la définition de colique, ou sur la question de savoir si le terme devrait même être utilisé. Les coliques est parfois diagnostiquée selon la « règle de trois » : des pleurs environ trois heures par jour, au moins trois fois par semaine et pendant au moins trois semaines de suite. Les pleurs excessifs commencent habituellement dans la deuxième semaine de vie et se poursuivent jusque vers la fin du deuxième mois. Après cela, le comportement lié aux coliques se calme, et se termine habituellement quand le bébé a trois ou quatre mois. </p> <p>Certains bébés atteints de coliques ont l'air d'avoir mal. Ils peuvent avoir tendance à étirer leurs bras et leurs jambes, à se raidir et ensuite replier les bras et les jambes vers le corps. Leur estomac peut être gonflé et tendu.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>On utilise le terme « colique » lorsque le bébé pleure fréquemment et intensément et qu’il est difficile ou impossible de le calmer.</li><li>On ne connaît pas la cause des coliques.</li><li>Tout bébé peut avoir des coliques, mais cela ne signifie pas qu’il est souffrant.</li><li>Les coliques disparaissent habituellement d’elles-mêmes à l’âge de trois ou quatre mois.</li><li>Si votre bébé pleure fréquemment et intensément et qu’on ne peut pas le calmer, consultez votre médecin pour vous assurer que ce n’est pas dû à un problème de santé.</li></ul><h2>Causes des coliques</h2> <p>Si on a d’abord décrit la colique à l’époque des Grecs anciens, la cause demeure inconnue. De nombreux scientifiques croient que les bébés qui ont des coliques n’ont pas de maladie particulière, mais se trouvent simplement à un extrême du spectre des pleurs pendant les premiers mois de vie. Certains ont même avancé que les pleurs excessifs sont un signe de santé et de vigueur.</p> <p>Certains experts croient que plus d’un facteur contribue à la colique. Il y a de plus en plus de preuves que les différences entre les enfants se rapportent au développement du cerveau au lieu du système digestif. Aucune preuve solide ne vient appuyer les causes psychologiques, comme le fait que les parents ne s’occupent pas bien de l’enfant. Dans de très rares cas, moins de 5 %, les causes peuvent être organiques. On a établi le parallèle entre le tabagisme chez la mère et le risque de pleurs excessifs et de coliques chez les bébés. </p><h2>Que disent les chercheurs sur le traitement de la colique?</h2> <ul> <li>On a prouvé que le fait de réduire les produits laitiers, les œufs, le blé et les noix dans l’alimentation des mères qui allaitent peut soulager les coliques.</li> <li>On a découvert que si les mères prennent des tisanes qui contiennent de la camomille, de la verveine, de la réglisse, du fenouil et de l’extrait de citron jusqu’à trois fois par jour (150 ml par dose), les pleurs des bébés s’en trouvent réduits. Étant donné que les tisanes ne se présentent pas en doses ou en formules standard, assurez­-vous de consulter un médecin avant de tenter cette stratégie.</li> <li>Le fait de porter votre bébé davantage peut réduire les pleurs normaux; cependant, cela ne diminuera pas les pleurs une fois que votre bébé atteint de coliques aura commencé à pleurer.</li> <li>Des données scientifiques ont montré qu’un lait maternisé hypoallergénique donné aux bébés nourris au biberon qui ont des antécédents familiaux d’allergies ou aux bébés intolérant au lait de vache peut aider.</li> <li>Bien qu’on a prouvé que les symptômes s’améliorent quand on donne à des bébés nourris au biberon des laits maternisés à base de soya, ce ne sont pas tous les médecins qui recommanderont d’opter pour ces formules, car une allergie au soya pourrait s’en suivre.</li> </ul> <h2>Y a-t-il d’autres moyens de réduire les coliques?</h2> <p>On a proposé d’autres méthodes pour soulager un bébé qui a une colique, mais aucune n’a été testée scientifiquement. En voici quelques-unes.</p> <ul> <li>Placer le bébé près d’un aspirateur. Le bruit blanc est censé apaiser le bébé.</li> <li>Différentes façons de prendre le bébé qui mettent une pression sur son estomac; des « prises de colique ». </li> <li>Apporter bébé pour une balade en voiture ou dans la poussette. </li> <li>Utilisation d’un remède maison à base de bicarbonate et de plantes médicinales. Ces préparations médicinales sont disponibles en ligne et dans des boutiques d’aliments naturels. Leur utilisation n’est pas sans risques. Si vous décidez d’utiliser l’un de ces mélanges, assurez-vous qu’il ne contient ni alcool ni sel, et que les fabricants sont fiables.</li> </ul>

 

 

Colic295.000000000000ColicColicCEnglishDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-09-22T04:00:00Z000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the possible causes of colic and ways to treat it. Colic, though upsetting for you and your baby, often goes away by three or four months of age.</p><h2>What is colic? </h2> <p>Colic is a term used when a baby cries frequently and intensely, and is difficult or impossible to soothe. There is disagreement among experts about a definition for colic, or if the term colic should even be used. Colic is sometimes diagnosed by the "rule of three": crying about three hours per day, at least three times per week, for at least three weeks straight. The excessive crying typically begins in the second week of life and continues toward the end of the second month. After that, the colicky behaviour tapers off, usually ending by three or four months of age.</p> <p>Some babies with colic may appear as if they are in pain. They may tend to stretch out their arms and legs, stiffen, and then draw in their arms and legs tightly to their bodies. Their stomach may be swollen and tight.</p><h2>Facts about colic</h2> <ul> <li>Estimates of the occurrence of colic vary greatly, but most range from 5% to 25% of babies.</li> <li>Crying is most frequent in the late afternoon or evening.</li> <li>Any baby can become colicky. It does not mean there is anything wrong with your baby.</li> <li>The cause of colic is unknown, but many doctors believe it is part of normal development for some babies.</li> <li>Colic goes away by three or four months of age in most cases.</li> <li>If your baby cries too much, see your doctor to make sure the crying is not a sign of a health problem.</li> <li>Colic can be very stressful for parents. If you feel tired or upset, ask someone else to take care of your baby for a while. If you can't find someone to help, leave your baby in a safe place, like a crib, in another room for a while to get a break. It is okay to let your baby cry for a while. What matters is that most of the time, when your baby cries, you try to comfort them.</li> <li>Babies who have colic grow up normally.</li> <li>Colic is equally likely to occur in bottle fed and breastfed infants, so if you are breastfeeding a colicky baby, do not stop.</li> <li>Holding or rocking your baby and offering a pacifier might help.</li> <li>There is no evidence that medicines really help with colic.</li> </ul><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Colic is a term used when a baby cries frequently and intensely, and is difficult or impossible to soothe.</li><li>The cause of colic is unknown.</li><li>Any baby can become colicky. It does not mean there is anything wrong with your baby.</li><li>Colic usually goes away by the time a baby is three or four months of age.</li><li>If your baby is crying frequently and intensely and cannot be soothed, see your doctor to make sure the crying is not a sign of a health problem.</li></ul><h2>Causes of colic</h2> <p>Although colic was first described by the ancient Greeks, the cause of colic remains unknown. Many scientists believe that babies who are described as colicky do not have any condition, but are simply at one extreme of a normal pattern of infant crying in the first few months of life. Some have even asserted that excessive crying is a sign of physical health and vigour.</p> <p>Some experts believe that more than one factor contributes to colic. There is growing evidence that individual differences in crying are related to development of the brain rather than development of the digestive system. There is no evidence to support psychosocial causes such as poor parenting. In a very few cases, less than 5%, there can be organic causes. There is some evidence linking maternal smoking to an increased risk of excessive crying and infant colic.</p><h2>What does current research say about how to treat colic?</h2> <ul> <li>There is evidence that eliminating milk products, eggs, wheat and nuts from the diets of breastfeeding mothers can provide some relief from colic.</li> <li>When mothers have taken herbal teas containing chamomile, vervain, licorice, fennel and lemon balm used up to three times per day (150 mL per dose), it has been shown to decrease crying in colicky babies. Because herbal products do not come in standard strengths or formulas, be sure to consult your doctor before trying this.</li> <li>Carrying your baby more can reduce normal crying; however, it will not decrease crying once your colicky baby has started crying.</li> <li>There is some evidence to support trying a hypoallergenic formula in bottle fed babies with a family history of allergies or for babies who are intolerant of cow's milk.</li> <li>Although there is some evidence showing improvement in symptoms when bottle fed babies were switched to soy-based formulas, not all doctors recommend switching to soy-based formulas. Soy allergies could develop.</li> <li>Babies who were breastfed and given the probiotic, L. reuteri DSM 17938, experienced improved symptoms of infantile colic. The probiotic was well tolerated and safe.</li> </ul> <h2>Are there other ways of treating colic?</h2> <p>Other methods to reduce a colicky baby's crying have been proposed, but have not been scientifically tested. These include:</p> <ul> <li>Putting a colicky baby near a vacuum cleaner. The white noise is supposed to soothe the baby.</li> <li>Specific ways of holding the baby that put pressure on the babies' stomach – "colic holds."</li> <li>Taking the baby for a ride in the car or a walk in the stroller.</li> <li>Use of gripewater. These herbal preparations are available online and in health food stores. Use is not without risk. If you decide to try one of these preparations, make sure it is free from alcohol and sugar and that it is manufactured by a reputable company. </li> </ul><h2>What should you do if your baby is crying excessively?</h2> <p>Contact your doctor if your baby is crying frequently, intensely and cannot be soothed. This way you can make sure that your baby does not have a health problem. In most cases, the doctor will be able to offer you reassurances that this period of intense crying will pass, that it is very difficult, and that you are doing all you can to soothe your baby. However, your doctor will not be able to offer any specific medication.</p> <p>It could also be helpful to visit with a lactation consultant or other breastfeeding specialist to rule out any breastfeeding problems. If your baby is hungry from not getting enough milk, there may be ways to improve the latch and thus the milk supply. Continue to try to soothe your baby in the ways that have worked best in the past, by offering feeding, close physical contact, holding and rocking, gentle singing or talking, or offering a pacifier. In some cases, these strategies may help.</p> <h2>What not to do when treating colic</h2> <ul> <li>Do not stop breastfeeding. Colic is equally likely to occur in bottle fed and breastfed babies.</li> <li>Chiropractic treatment has shown no benefit in treatment of colic.</li> <li>Baby massage does not significantly improve colic symptoms.</li> <li>Fibre-enriched formulas do not decrease crying in bottle-fed babies.</li> <li>There is no evidence that simethicone, an over-the-counter drug, reduces colicky episodes.</li> <li>The use of the drug dicyclomine is not recommended for use with babies.</li> <li>Placing babies in car-ride simulators does not improve symptoms of colic.</li> <li>Crib vibrators do not reduce crying in colicky babies.</li> </ul><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/colic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/colic.jpgcolicColicFalse

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