What are some signs to look for when assessing a bulimia nervosa patient?
A nurse should take a close look at the patient's fingers and teeth. TAlso, the patient's parotid glands will be enlarged. The patient's fingers may show signs of his/ her skin "burning away" due to the patient using it's fingers to purge. The patient's teeth will appear rotten due to the gastric acids eating away at the enamel on the patient's teeth when vomiting.