Basic Summary for Infantile colic


Main name of condition: Infantile colic
Other names or spellings: Infant colic

What is Infantile colic?
  Brief description of Infantile colic: Persistent infant crying without any obvious cause
  Parent types of Infantile colic: Infant conditions, Colic
Who gets Infantile colic?
  Patient Profile for Infantile colic: Infants usually starting after 2-3 weeks and may last up to age 3-4 months.
How serious is Infantile colic?
  Prognosis of Infantile colic: Mostly harmless to child (if it is true colic); frustrating and alarming for parents.
  Complications of Infantile colic: see complications of Infantile colic
What causes Infantile colic?
  Cause of Infantile colic: Not exactly clear. Perhaps wind from food. Possibly abdominal spasms.
  Causes of Infantile colic: see causes of Infantile colic
What are the symptoms of Infantile colic?
  Duration of Infantile colic: Usually disappears naturally by age 3-4 months
  Symptoms of Infantile colic: see symptoms of Infantile colic
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Infantile colic: see treatments for Infantile colic
  Prevention of Infantile colic: see prevention of Infantile colic
Last revision: October 23, 2003

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