Incessant Crying

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Paediatrics Public health General Medicine Gut health
Incessant Crying

Colic remains a challenge to both parents and physicians. To date, there are some theories to its etiology e.g., parental anxiety, microbiome disturbances, etc. It is therefore important that reassurance and hand-holding is done with parents during this period.


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