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Your Difficulty Feeding May Also be Known as:
Abnormal appetite
Anorexia
Baby having trouble eating
Baby won't eat
Barely eaten
Barely eating
Child being a picky eater
Child is not eating
Child not eating
Decreased appetite

Top 3 Difficulty Feeding Causes

  1. 1.Coxsackie b Virus Infection

    Coxsackie B Virus usually doesn't cause any symptoms but can be the cause of nonspecific fever and, in rare cases, lung or heart infections. The disease is most common in children but adults are susceptible too.

    Coxsackie B Virus infection ends on its own and does not even need a true diagnostic test. Treatment is not necessary, but over the counter medication to symptomatically treat pain and fever might be helpful.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, nausea
    Symptoms that always occur with coxsackie b virus infection:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Digeorge Syndrome

    DiGeorge syndrome (22q11.2 deletion syndrome), a disorder caused by a defect in chromosome 22, results in the poor development of several body systems. Medical problems commonly associated with DiGeorge syndrome include heart defects, poor immune system function, a cleft palate, complications related to low levels of calcium in the blood and behavioral disorders.

    You should visit your primary care physician for observation and possible treatment options.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    hearing loss, facial asymmetry, having more than 10 fingers or toes, delay of baby teeth coming in, developmental delay
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    The adrenal glands make hormones in the body. If they are not working, it will affect a child's ability to grow and develop. This is, however, treatable.

    You should see your primary care physician (PCP) tomorrow for a sick visit.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    irregular period, acne, excessive hair on unexpected parts of body, male pattern baldness, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Difficulty Feeding

  • Q.Do you look very sick (pale, sweaty, sleepy, unusual etc.)?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Have you been exposed to any kids that go to daycare?
  • Q.Do you have a cough?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our difficulty feeding symptom checker.

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Difficulty Feeding Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced difficulty feeding have also experienced:

    • 14% Fever
    • 9% Recent Increase in Crying
    • 6% Cough
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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