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Decreased Appetite And Intussusception
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Intussusception is a condition where the bowel telescopes on itself. It occurs in 0.07% of infants and is most common between 4 - 9 months of age. It produces signs and symptoms of bowel blockage - Vomiting (in 81%), Bloody poos (in 61%) and abdominal pain (59%). The poos are sometimes said to look like red currant jelly. Ultrasound confirms the diagnosis. Treatment: ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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