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Your Increased Inconsolable Crying May Also be Known as:
Baby doesn't stop crying
Baby won't stop crying
Child does not stop crying

Top 4 Increased Inconsolable Crying Causes

  1. 1.Condition Causing Abnormal, High - Pitched Breathing

    High-pitched inhaling is called stridor, and requires urgent referral to the ER to see why it's happening

    There may be several explanations for this symptom and its severity, but a healthcare professional should make an assessment as soon as possible because it may be serious.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    high-pitched breathing, severe pelvis pain, arm weakness, chest pain, loss of vision
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  2. 2.Bullous Impetigo

    Bullous Impetigo is a skin infection that causes large blisters that is caused by streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria. Methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) is becoming a common cause.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours, where your doctor can make a diagnosis by looking at the rash. Most of the time, impetigo gets better without requiring medical care, but doctors do prescribe topical antibiotics. Oral antibiotics are given for more serious manifestations.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    moderate fever, constant skin changes, facial skin changes, severe fever, crusty rash
    Symptoms that always occur with bullous impetigo:
    facial skin changes, constant skin changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the upper airway is obstructed during sleep, which causes poor sleep quality and frequent awakening.

    You should visit your primary care physician within a few weeks to discuss your symptoms. The physician will likely order a sleep test to confirm the diagnosis.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, daytime sleepiness, trouble sleeping, sore throat
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is one of a group of conditions, called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, that children are born with when the mother has been drinking alcohol while pregnant. Alcohol in the mother's blood can pass through the placenta into the womb, and can damage the baby in a variety of ways depending on the part which is developing at the time.

    This diagnosis needs evaluation and confirmation by a physician. There is no specific treatment but counseling may be helpful to prevent behavioral problems later in life.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    recent increase in crying, tremor, slower than normal growth, difficulty with coordination, mental disability
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Increased Inconsolable Crying

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a cough?
  • Q.Do any of these make your symptoms worse?
  • Q.Have you had difficulty feeding?

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Increased Inconsolable Crying Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced increased inconsolable crying have also experienced:

    • 11% Recent Increase in Crying
    • 11% Vomiting
    • 5% Yellow / Green Vomit
  • People who have experienced increased inconsolable crying were most often matched with:

    • 12% Condition Causing Abnormal, High - Pitched Breathing
    • 12% Bullous Impetigo
    • 12% Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • 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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