Does your baby suffer from colic? This troublesome condition not only makes your baby feel ill, it probably also makes everyone else in your household sleep deprived and exhausted.
Colic is one of the most common complaints in babies. Unfortunately, it’s also famously difficult to treat in some cases. If your baby is fussing and crying all the time and you’re at your wit’s end, then you can get help at your compounding pharmacy, Perth.
With that in mind, here’s our guide to soothing your colicky baby with compounded medications.
What is Colic?
Colic is a frustratingly vague problem. If your baby is crying a fussing a lot or for a long time, then they may have colic. This condition can begin when your baby is a few days or a few weeks old and it usually occurs in otherwise healthy and well-fed babies.
If your baby cries a lot, then it’s important that you see your baby’s doctor first. They need to exclude other potential causes of the crying, such as health issues, before diagnosing your baby with colic.
Colic usually has no apparent cause and doesn’t cause any long-term health problems. Your baby should grow out of the condition between the ages of four months and a year old. But that can be a very long time when a crying infant constantly interrupts your sleep and daily routine.
Stomach Acid Reflux
One of the most common causes of constant crying is stomach acid reflux, also known as GORD. However, colic and GORD are not the same thing and should be treated quite differently.
If your baby has acid reflux, it means that your baby’s stomach acid is moving up into the oesophagus. This can be a very painful condition and can cause long term damage. So, it’s important that you seek treatment for your baby if you suspect they have reflux.
Treating Reflux in Babies
If your baby is diagnosed with reflux, then your doctor will prescribe medication that can help. Unfortunately, the commercially available medications are very chalky and unpleasant. Certain formulations may also react with acids in the stomach to cause acid and bloating. This is the opposite effect from what you want!
Your compounding pharmacy in Perth has a solution. Working with your child’s doctor, they can formulate a mix that’s free of the additives that taste bad and cause side effects. The result is a smooth, nice tasting formulation that actually works like it’s supposed to.
Natural Colic Relief at Kiara Compounding Pharmacy
At Kiara Pharmacy, we have a range of herbal preparations known as Jilani’s products. They’re specially formulated to help with specific complaints including colic, reflux, and wind in infants.
Colicare is safe, gentle, and suitable for use from birth. It contains all natural ingredients and may help to:
- Reduce cramping, gas and bloating
- Break up wind bubbles
- Reduce stomach acid
- Support healthy digestion
- Reduce nausea and vomiting
- Help reduce reflux by thickening fluids
- Calm your baby
So, if your baby suffers from colic, then talk to our staff about Colicare, the gentle and natural way to calm your baby and enjoy quieter nights and days.
Colic and reflux remedies can often be harsh, bad tasting, and contain very strong ingredients. Your compounding pharmacy in Perth can work with you and your child’s doctor to find a remedy that’s gentler and tailored specifically to your little bundle of joy.
Talk to our knowledgeable staff today at Kiara Compounding Pharmacy about compounding for with colic in infants.