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Trick or chest excavated?

Trick or chest excavated?



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Question:

- I would like to know what treatment my baby who is 10 months old and whose chest is clogged can follow. Now take a month and a half calcium glucose half an ampoule for 10 days, vigantol 4 drops and iron 8 drops, I did not give vigantol at all until 9 months. I would like to know if I have to give him something else (he has 10 months and 15 days, 9,500gr and 76 cm) I think he gets tired easily, he has a lot of willpower, but I see that power does not have the same, he does what he does and leaves head down or on my shoulder. He began to walk in his crib to get up alone, but he does not have the power of a child of the same age. Please give me some advice and tell me what direction I should go, who to turn to or what analysis I should do in 10 months.

Answer:



The pediatric doctor, after the clinical consultation is the one who can guide you regarding any investigations and the treatment scheme.
The malformation of the thorax called the "excavated thorax" must be differentiated by the modifications of a rachitic thorax, because the therapeutic approach is completely different.
Considering the treatment that was recommended to you and the fact that the rickets were not prophylaxis with Vigantoil, I suppose it is rickets and not excavated chest. In this case, rickets are treated with Calcium and Vitamin D, at the doses and duration established by the pediatrician; my advice is to follow his directions and work with him to treat and prevent the complications of rickets.


Compared to rickets, the excavated chest is a malformation of the chest whose etiology is incompletely known, today considered to have a hereditary character, characterized by a curvature towards the posterior (infusion) of the lower half of the sternum.
Although present at birth, it is not observed more often than later, in the early years of childhood, after the age of 3-4 years when it becomes more evident and progressive, reaching adolescence at 14-15. cm in longitudinal plane and 3-6 cm long.
It determines aesthetic problems but if it is an advanced form it can affect the cardiac and respiratory function.
The pediatric surgeon is the one who usually makes the diagnosis of excavated chest and can appreciate which is the most appropriate treatment on a case-by-case basis: medical gymnastics, surgical correction, but if he considers it necessary, he can also recommend cardiological consultation.

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