Inconsolable infant

General or Other | Paediatrics | Inconsolable infant (Symptom)


A baby who cries inconsolably, hour after hour, may have colic.


Colic is a mysterious condition that can be cured only with time and patience. Sometimes, colic is not the only cause. For some children, the cause can be derived from the existence of the gastro-esophageal reflux, which may explain the screams, sleeplessness, and pain.

When a newborn has the gastro-esophageal reflux, it may vomit, have trouble breathing, and even not gain any weight. An immature digestive system is usually the culprit. The doctor can diagnose the gastro-esophageal reflux with a test that involves placing a tube-like chain in the baby's esophagus during 12 to 24 hours to measure the amount of regurgitated stomach acid. ...

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