Also known as Trouble Eating
Difficulty eating is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
The most common causes of difficulty eating are common cold, eating disorder, and tooth disorder. Other possible causes, such as dental caries, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with difficulty eating, 49% report having vomiting, 45% report having difficulty in swallowing, and 41% report having depression.
Patients with difficulty eating often receive intravenous fluid replacement, occupational therapy assessment, psychotherapy, blood culture, nonoperative removal of foreign body and incision and drainage .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with difficulty eating include baclofen, sterile water, desloratadine / pseudoephedrine, measles/mumps/rubella/varicella virus vaccine, immunoglobulins, intravenous (gammagard), sodium hypochlorite topical, phenol topical, glycopyrrolate, primidone, cyclosporine, captopril, modafinil (provigil) and dexmethylphenidate (focalin) .
|Immunoglobulins, Intravenous (Gammagard)||$5971|
|Sodium Hypochlorite Topical|
Groups of people at highest risk for difficulty eating include age 1-4 years.