In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The pain of renal colic is due to obstruction of urinary flow, with subsequent increasing wall tension in the urinary tract.
- Babies cry for many reasons, but bouts of prolonged crying could mean they are suffering from colic.
- In the mid eighteenth century a severe illness called the Devonshire colic was traced to lead poisoning from the metal used to seal holes in mills and presses.
- Babies with colic often have difficulty sleeping, and feeding patterns may be disrupted by the bouts of crying.
- About one third of patients with gallstones develop biliary colic or other complications.
- The passage of a gallstone down the bile duct into the duodenum is very painful, and is known as biliary colic.
- If your baby has colic, picking him up to comfort him will not spoil him.
- Pallor and abdominal colic were the symptoms reported most often by the parents.
- Do not be tempted to add solid foods to your baby's bottle feed in an attempt to help them sleep at night, as this can cause wind and colic.
- While colic is not a sleep problem per se, colicky infants appear to have a shorter duration of total sleep.
- Aniseed, like fennel, is a traditional cure for stomach disorders and colic in babies.
- Remember that most colic disappears before your baby is three months old and nappy rash is usually easily treated, so relief is in sight.
- Although colic is not thought to be due to pain, a baby with colic may look uncomfortable or appear to be in pain.
- Once an episode of biliary colic has occurred, there is a high risk of repeated pain attacks.
- People used to think that babies with colic were more likely to get asthma or allergies, but now doctors know that is not true.
- Visceral pain originates in hollow organs and frequently presents as colic.
- Higher rates of colic were noted on days the infant received cow's milk compared with milk-free days.
- These foods encourage the production of wind, and may aggravate colic.
- Babies with colic will continue to feed and gain weight normally.
- The powder of the dried flowers is also beneficial for various intestinal pains and colic.
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