Volume : VI, Issue : III, May - 2022
BackgroundCleft palate or cleft lip is an abnormal anatomical problem that causes aspiration. In India, approximately about 35,000 babies are born every year with cleft lips or palates. These anomalies seem to encourage the upper respiratory tract illness and the viral infection associated coinfection like secondary bacterial pneumonia and sepsis. Novel coronovirus, COVID 19 and its associated co infection caused by bacteria and fungi seem to be an unprecedented crisis throughout the world. Present study aimed to find the intervention of cleft palate in developing the risk of coronavirus associated bacterial pneumonia. Methods:. Total of 62 samples including cleft palate as well as non-cleft were collected from patients suspected to corona reported in karakonam medical college.The bacterial strains were characterized by morphological and biochemical methods followed by yielded strains were tested with matured fresh garlic bulbs, onion and honey for their antibacterial potential. The synergistic activity of honey-lemon mixture was analyzed.Results: Home medicine like garlic, onion, lemon and honey showed significant anti-bacterial activity against bacterial coinfection in connection with COVID19 suspected cases. However cleft palate anomalies did not show any significant impact on such cases.Conclusion: Present study concludes the home medicine lemon honey mixture may reduce the risk of coinfection pneumonia and sepsis in suspected cases during acute phase of infection.
EFFICACY OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE ON RESPIRATORY PATHOGENS IN ASSOCIATION WITH COVID 19 SUSPECTED OROFACIAL CLEFT CASES. , T.Ashiq, Srikrishnan Rajendran Sri ramkumar, N. Mugunthan, R.S .Uma, Iyyanar Jayaraj, Sethuramachandran Vallabai, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-6 | Issue-3 | May-2022