Colic, infantile

The Colic, infantile - Episodes of irritability, and excessive crying in otherwise healthy infants, thought to be due to spasm in the intestines. A baby with an attack of colic cries or screams incessantly, draws up the legs towards the stomach, and may become red in the face and pass wind.

Colic tends to be worse in the evenings. The condition is distressing but harmless. Usually, it first appears at 3–4 weeks and clears up without treatment by the age of 12 weeks.


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