The Cause Of The Child’s Ribs Slightly Concave?
son, I’m a 22 month old male… he often has a cold and often gets stuffy in the nose…. what I want to ask is why my son’s left and right ribs are a bit concave inward, like narrowed and the sternum protrudes forward like a bird’s chest
Hello Mrs Thati
If the baby's ribs become clear and sunken, it can be influenced by various factors such as:
Insufficient nutritional intake, so that the layer of muscle and fat is very thin which eventually makes the bones appear clear
Shortness of breath, a baby who is congested will breathe quickly and short, this condition also causes the skin layer on the chest to become very attracted when breathing in, so that the ribs become very visible. Causes of shortness of breath in babies range from mild coughs and colds to the presence of a medical condition asthma or serious infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis (TB).
Pectus carinatum, which is a condition where the chest shape is like a bird, this situation is certainly disturbing in appearance but rarely causes complaints
Bone deformities that are acquired from birth, can be due to genetic disorders
Trauma/injury to the chest, considering that the baby's bones are not as stiff and hard as adults, so trauma such as a strong impact can cause the bones to bend. (Babies and children's bones are a bit more elastic, so when there is trauma there's a chance it won't break but this can cause the bones to bend)
Mother's baby should be taken to the doctor first, so that an assessment can be carried out on him, that way the doctor can find out what conditions are the triggers for the shape of the chest and ribs like that, by knowing for sure the originator, the doctor can provide an appropriate treatment or treatment.
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