Infantile Colic



Definition

Infantile colic is characterized by paroxysms of irritability, fussing or crying lasting for an entire of quite 3 hours per day, lasting on quite 3 days during every week , for a minimum of three weeks. 20% of infants experience colic especially during the first 6 weeks of life until 3 to 4 months aged . this is often often a light-weight and self-limiting condition and subsides with appropriate measures.


Causation

Food habit change
Intussusception
Insufficient nursing
Intestinal Microbes
Lactose malabsorption


Homeopathic medicine

Colocynth: In this remedy, there is crampy pain, twisting, cutting pains. Patient is best by hard pressure and warmth and bending double.

Chamomilla: This medicine is especially suited for children who are extremely irritable and restless mentally. Sensitivity to pain is extremely marked. Vigorous cramping pain with red cheeks . One cheek of the child is hotdog and other pale. Worse by heat, anger, open air. Infant feels better when carried. Here green watery stools, slimy like chopped spinach with colic complaints.

Mag Phos: It is a best bio-chemic anti-spasmodic remedy for colic pains, relieved by warmth and rubbing is the keynote for this remedy. Flatulence with no relief.

Lycopodium: it's an honest medicine suited to well growing children with huge appetite. Colic with distension after feeds. Complaints worsen from 4 to 8pm is the keynote symptom of lycopodium. Child feels hungry even when ill.

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