Colic is a type of pain that starts and ends abruptly. It is caused due to the muscular contractions of a hollow tube (colon or gall bladder or ureter) when trying to push out an obstruction. Common symptoms of colic are a sudden pain, vomiting and sweating. Various types of colic are baby colic, renal colic and biliary colic. Baby colic is the most common type of colic characterized by continuous crying.
HOW IS COLIC DIAGNOSED?
A pediatrician diagnoses colic by the baby's behavior and symptoms. While there are no tests that can be done where the results come back colic, it is very important to exclude several other causes of crying or sudden onset screaming in a newborn.
HOW IS COLIC TREATED?
The paediatrician will usually prescribe mild probiotics and gas relieving medicine that is ideal for the delicate stomach of the infant. Probiotics will also help in maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria in the baby’s digestive tract.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is important to remember that not all fussy babies suffer from colic