Treatments and drugsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Colic improves on its own, often by age 3 months. In the meantime, there are few treatment options. Gas-relief medications, such as simethicone (Gas-X Infant Drops, Infants' Mylicon Gas Relief, others), haven't proved very helpful.
Some research suggests that treatment with probiotics — substances that help maintain the natural balance of "good" bacteria in the digestive tract — can soothe colic. More research is needed, however, to determine the effects of probiotics on colic.
Talk to your baby's doctor before giving your baby any medication to treat colic.
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