Commonly used colic treatments
usually involve the use of some over-the-counter medications or herbal
medications and some general measures that provides some relief to the
suffering baby. The colic treatments that use medications are effective
in controlling the symptoms and relieving the pain. However, the medications
used in the colic treatments are not effective in preventing the occurrence
of the symptoms of colic in newborns and infants.
Over-the-counter medications such as colic drops or gripe water used in colic treatments provide some relief to the baby from severe abdominal pain. Colic treatments also widely use a medicine called dimeticone that helps relieve trapped wind in an infant. The colic treatments also use over-the-counter medications containing the compound simethicone to reduce pain due to excess gas caused by colic. The colic treatments are mainly designed to enable the infant get out of pain till the time when colic disappears on its own.
Burping a baby more frequently and feeding a baby in an upright position is one of the general measures taken during the course of colic treatments, which helps prevent spouts of colic. Special types of herbs called carminatives are used in herbal colic treatments to treat infant colic. The colic treatments use these herbs with soothing properties to sooth the intestines of a baby during periods of colic spasms. The colic treatments use a type of carminatives called chamomile to reduce the intestinal cramps and the abdominal pain caused by colic. One of the other carminative herbs used in colic treatments is hyssop, which has a mild sedative effect that helps reduce the symptoms of colic.
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