Question: Why are cleft palates bad?

Children with cleft palate are at increased risk of ear infections since they are more prone to fluid build-up in the middle ear. If left untreated, ear infections can cause hearing loss.

Why are so many poor children born with cleft lips?

Most cleft palates seem to be caused by environmental factors that increase a mothers risk of giving birth to a child with a cleft palate. These factors include: exposure to German measles (Rubella) or other infections. certain medications.

What are potential effects of a cleft palate?

Babies with cleft palate are especially at risk of developing middle ear fluid and hearing loss. Dental problems. If the cleft extends through the upper gum, tooth development may be affected. Speech difficulties.

At what age is cleft lip repaired?

The cleft lip usually is corrected early in a childs life, between 3 to 6 months of age, but sometimes later. Cleft lip surgery will correct the cleft and usually will leave minimal scarring.

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