Also indexed as:Abdominal Pain (Infants), Infant Colic
Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.
For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and "Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance" in Homeopathic Medicine.
Colic is often defined as crying more than three hours a day, three days a week for more than three weeks in an otherwise well-fed, healthy baby. It is sometimes difficult and distressing to find the cause of colic. Homeopathic medicines can provide safe relief in a short period of time, without masking symptoms of a more serious condition. If symptoms of illness are present (fever, chills, diarrhea, vomiting, oddly-colored urine or bowel movements) or if pain appears to be unusually severe, see a doctor.
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The information presented here is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US-registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2014.