Symptom: Crying infant

Crying infant: Crying in an infant
Introduction: Although infants and young children cry for a variety of simple reasons (tired, thirsty, hungry, lonely, scared, full diaper, etc.), crying can also be a symptom of various medical conditions. Reduced or weakened crying may also be a symptom of various problems. Unusual, excessive or changed crying of an infant is a serious symptom that needs prompt professional medical advice.

For excessive crying of an adult or non-infant see weeping.

Detailed cause information for symptom: Crying infant:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Crying infant (24 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Crying infant (11 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Crying infant: weeping (17)
    Crying infant type of: Infant symptoms (64), Weeping (17)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Crying infant: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Crying infant as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Crying infant: The following list of conditions have 'Crying infant' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Baby blues ... crying


  • Congenital syphilis ... hoarse crying, weakened crying


  • Earache ... excessive crying


  • Infant botulism food poisoning ... feeble cry
  • Infantile colic ... infant crying with legs drawn up, crying infant


  • Meningitis ... whimpering, high pitched crying
  • Meningococcal disease ... whimpering, high pitched crying


  • Neonatal myasthenia ... feeble cry


  • Reflux ... crying infant


  • Urinary tract infections (child) ... crying


  • Viral meningitis ... whimpering, high pitched crying

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