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54 Possible Causes for Loss of Appetite, Sunken Fontanelle

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Severe dehydration—which is an emergency—can cause extreme thirst, extreme sleepiness, sunken fontanels, and fussiness in infants; irritability/confusion in adults; and dry[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com] Such children usually exhibit irritability (fussiness), lack of appetite (anorexia), and gas as signals of their discomfort.[ambishoppeds.com] Assess for features of dehydration: Mild dehydration: lassitude, anorexia, nausea, light-headedness, postural hypotension.[patient.info]

  • Hyponatremia

    fontanelle) have a dry mouth have dark-yellow pee have cold and blotchy-looking hands and feet Once the dehydration has been treated your child will need to maintain their[nhs.uk] A 69-year-old previously well Sinhalese man presented with lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, and altered behavior of 1 week's duration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] They include: headache nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting malaise lethargy weakness poor coordination muscle cramps somnolence disorientation personality change Physical Exam[sharinginhealth.ca]

  • Dehydration

    Signs of Dehydration Mild Thirst Dry lips Slightly dry mouth membranes Moderate Very dry mouth membranes Sunken eyes Sunken fontanelle (soft spot) on infant’s head.[quickcare.org] The hallmarks of dehydration include thirst and neurological changes such as headaches, general discomfort, loss of appetite, decreased urine volume (unless polyuria is the[en.wikipedia.org] […] eyes, (in infant – sunken fontanel, the soft spot on the head), limited, very dark urine, cramps, stiff and/or painful joints, severe irritability, severe headache, few or[lecomhealth.com]

  • Diabetes Insipidus

    Symptoms may include: Dry mucous membranes Dry skin Sunken appearance to eyes Sunken fontanelles (soft spot) in infants Changes in memory or balance Other symptoms that can[nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance may include: Weakness Nausea Vomiting Loss of appetite Muscle cramps Confusion Feb. 16, 2019[mayoclinic.org] Symptoms of dehydration include: Dry skin Dry mucous membranes (sticky mouth) /reduced tears Sunken appearance to eyes Sunken fontanelles (soft spot in the skull) in infants[histio.org]

  • Bronchiolitis

    fontanelle, sunken eyes, reduced skin turgor, low urine production, absent tears Toxic appearance Oxygen saturation 90% Initial treatment Reassurance and home care Consider[bpac.org.nz] Runny nose Slight fever (under 101 F) Cough Wheezing Rapid breathing Shallow breathing Loss of appetite Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center.[my.clevelandclinic.org] There may be clinical signs of dehydration such as a sunken fontanelle, slow capillary refill or dry mucous membranes.[kidshealthwa.com]

  • Giardiasis

    Head and neck: Infants may present with sunken fontanels during massive diarrhea. Tongue may appear dry and eyes will appear sunken with dehydration.[symptoma.com] Symptoms include explosive, watery, greasy, foul-smelling stools, bloating, nausea, pain, gas, fatigue, and loss of appetite.[hopkinsmedicine.org] Symptoms of giardiasis may include: Explosive, watery, foul-smelling stools Greasy stools that tend to float Bloating Nausea Loss of appetite Abdominal (belly) pain Excessive[hopkinsmedicine.org]

  • Shigella Enteritis

    fontanelles dizziness especially when standing up Dehydration is a serious medical condition requiring urgent medical attention.[healthline.com] Nausea and/or vomiting, loss of appetite, headache or malaise can also occur.[ecdc.europa.eu] Enteritis can cause abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Treatment usually involves drinking fluids to prevent dehydration.[kidshealth.org]

  • Cystinosis

    […] soft spot (fontanel) on a baby’s head, drowsiness vomiting constipation softening of bones, which is known as rickets Symptoms unrelated to damage to the kidneys include:[healthline.com] […] of appetite Craves salty and hot and spicy foods; prefers specific food textures May have recurrent bouts of fever and manifestations of heat intolerance Left untreated,[emedicine.com] Symptoms relating to damage to the kidneys may include: poor appetite extreme thirst frequent urination signs of dehydration, including dry lips or skin, irritability, sunken[healthline.com]

  • Cholera

    Rapid pulse (heart rate) Sunken "soft spots" (fontanelles) in infants Unusual sleepiness or tiredness Vomiting Watery diarrhea that starts suddenly and has a "fishy" odor[medlineplus.gov] The commonest reported symptoms during the first few days after vaccination were: nausea (18%), loss of energy (15%), loss of appetite (10%), and headache (10%).[doi.org] They include: Abdominal cramps Dry mucous membranes or dry mouth Dry skin Excessive thirst Glassy or sunken eyes Lack of tears Lethargy Low urine output Nausea Rapid dehydration[medlineplus.gov]

  • Meckel Diverticulum

    The symptoms of dehydration may appear in phases and include lethargy, less frequent wet nappies and the soft spot (fontanel) on the top of the head may be sunken.[gosh.nhs.uk] He also experienced loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. He had undergone no previous abdominal or pelvic surgery.[portal.lf.upjs.sk] A 65-year-old woman presented with a nonradiating, constant pain in the right groin with associated nausea and anorexia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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