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How long does decreased appetite associated with teething last?

How long does decreased appetite associated with teething last?

Individualized: Teething symptoms will be different for every child. Decreased appetite can be associated with teething and only your child will no how long this will last. Provide loving support, teething rings, the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe pain and plenty of fluids until your child completes teething. Remember, teething is a natural life process... Your child will get through it just as you did. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Markedly Decreased Appetite (Definition)

Markedly decreased appetite (anorexia) is a symptom in which a person has little appetite (little desire to eat food). Anorexia nervosa, however, is a psychiatric disorder in which a "too skinny" person believes she is too fat, and has an abnormal fear of eating ...Read more


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How long does decreased appetite associated with volvulus last?

How long does decreased appetite associated with volvulus last?

Depends : Depends on the age of the patient and mode of correction of volvulus. 2-3 days if infant/child and endoscopic correction is done. If surgery is required 4-6 days. ...Read more

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How long does decreased appetite associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does decreased appetite associated with hand foot mouth last?

Till lesions subside: Mostly poor appetite due to pain and fever. When the lesions subside the appetite usually gets better. Advise: lots of fluids. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old, who is diabetic, has had a decreased appetite for the last couple weeks. Her blood sugars are normal and she doesn't appear sick. ?

My 2.5 year old, who is diabetic, has had a decreased appetite for the last couple weeks.  Her blood sugars are normal and she doesn't appear sick. ?

Likely normal: Many normal children that age have quite variable appetites i would suggest that you keep a daily listing of all that she eats and drinks. After 1-2 weeks, talk to your doctor's nurse to see if they have any concern and whether they want you to bring her in to be seen. ...Read more

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1yr old boy. Temp 38degreesc. Decreased appetite, sleepy but plays. Had 12mth shots last wk. Worry? Wake at night if temp high?

1yr old boy. Temp 38degreesc. Decreased appetite, sleepy but plays. Had 12mth shots last wk. Worry? Wake at night if temp high?

Hard to tell: The temperature of 38c (100.4 f) is not really concerning, but i would pay attention to how he feels. If he seems to be less energetic, not eating well, or having trouble sleeping, he should be checked by the doctor. At his age, it can be difficult to tell if he is coming down with a virus, or ear infection or some other illness. ...Read more

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Is it normal for toddler to go through periods of little appetite? He's been fussy last few days and decreased appetite? Teething possible still?

Can be normal: It is very normal for kids to go thru periods when they don't eat much or to be very hungry, depending on if they are in an active growth stage. Appetites can vary. The last teeth erupt about 2 1/2 . Sometimes the molars come in easily and there is no signs of teething and sometimes there is a lot of pain. Each child is different. So check mouth when you are brushing the teeth for teething bump. ...Read more

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My daughter is running a fever of 104, is lethargic, and has decreased appetite should I take her to the hospital? 7 days ago she was diagnosed with an ear infection and was given amoxicillin she has developed a fever of 103-104 in the last 24 hours. Tyle

My daughter is running a fever of 104, is lethargic, and has decreased appetite should I take her to the hospital? 7 days ago she was diagnosed with an ear infection and was given amoxicillin she has developed a fever of 103-104 in the last 24 hours. Tyle

Yes: High fever and lethargy can be symptoms of a virus, or a serious bacteria infection. When she is treated for an infection, the antibiotic should be working within 3-4 days. If a fever occurs after that, or the symptoms worsen, there could be a new infection. See your doctor if you haven't already done so. ...Read more

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How long does diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis last?

How long does diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis last?

It depends on cause: Most viral gastroenteritis last an average of 3 days, some may last up to a week. The most important thing to consider is how well hydrated the child is, and if the child is able to keep fluids down. Be familiar with signs of dehydreation and consult your docor. ...Read more

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How long does metallic taste in mouth associated with gastroenteritis last?

How long does metallic taste in mouth associated with gastroenteritis last?

Cure gastroenteritis: I believe you may have answered your own question. You may have the metallic, burning, sour, taste till you get your problem taken care of. See your gastroenterologist, i forsee Nexium (esomeprazole) or something possibly on your horizon. ...Read more

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Why do I have a decreased appetite when I barely get enough sleep?

Why do I have a decreased appetite when I barely get enough sleep?

Stress: You may have anxiety or depression sx that cause you to have decrease appetite and not enough sleep.You need to see a doctor to help evaluate the problems. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause decreased appetite?

Zoloft (sertraline): In some, not all, depending on dose & duration taken. ...Read more

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How long does gastroenteritis usually last?

How long does gastroenteritis usually last?

Depends on the cause: But given the fact that the majority of all gastroenteritis cases are caused by viruses, in someone with a healthy immune system, viral gastroenteritis usually lasts somewhere between 4-10 days. Bacterial and toxin-mediated illness can be longer or shorter, depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Incredibly dizzys so my question is how long will this last and do I have gastroenteritis?

Incredibly dizzys so my question is how long will this last and do I have gastroenteritis?

Can not answer: Your questions w available information. The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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What is the cause of decreased appetite after chemo?

Taste and smell: Alterations in taste and smell are common in patients receiving chemotherapy, and may lead to reduced appetite, low energy intake, and weight loss. ...Read more

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I need to clarify ..lost 20-25lbs since October. No exercise. Decreased appetite but don't feel sick. Concern? Will see doc in few wks.

Definite need an: Evaluation. As that kind of weight loss out of the blue, without an effort, definitely necessitate an evaluation to make sure something more concerning is going on. There are all sorts of reasons for weight loss ...Read more

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Can decreased appetite be a sign of pregnancy at 5 weeks?

Can decreased appetite be a sign of pregnancy at 5 weeks?

Certainly: The appetite is decreased in the majority of women in the first couple of months of pregnancy. The appetite usually returns to normal by 14 to 16 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will the abdominal cramps from gastroenteritis last?

Gastroenteritis: According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more