Don't know how I missed this thread! I usually look at any threads that have anything to do with midline defects.
So, I'm stirring up some old posts...
Originally Posted by springmum
I apologize, my intentions were not to make light of serious health matters. I was just uncomfortable asking such graphic questions about a subject I had no knowledge about and that was my attempt at some misplaced humour...I didn't mean to offend anyone....
I think we humans find it funny whenever anyone talks about anything that is culturally inappropriate. The reason "House, M.D." is so popular is because Dr House says and does things that are very inappropriate.
Talking about butts feels inappropriate in our culture, so it is funny. Having a midline birth defect is not funny, but asking people to look at their butts is.
Now, onto the meat of the thread...
Tongue-tie runs in my family.
But none of us have allergies. DS and I have no unusual markings on our butts. I don't know about the others in the family. But as far as I know, other than the narrow mouth and arched pallet and compressed sinuses and limited tongue mobility, we don't have any other things. Basically, it is all localized to that small range of the body around the actual mouth.
I have KP, but it goes away when I get more fat-soluble vitamins. I can get rid of it really fast with vitamin A lotion put directly on it. So I don't think it is particularly genetic or a birth defect, but simply a result of nutritional deficiency in the here and now.
I don't think that I have any condition in my body that makes me need more fat-soluble vitamins than others, but that until recently I ate too low-fat of a diet for my whole life.
Then you guys changed the subject to roof ridges. I have tongue-tie, but no roof ridge.
Dr Coryllos tested us by having us open our mouths all the way, and then try to touch the roof of our mouths with our tongues without closing our jaws at all. (Most of the people were closing theirs a little without realizing it, so try it in front of a mirror or with a partner to watch for that.)
My tongue goes nowhere near the roof of my mouth. Like, I can fit a whole finger in between. So that, what, a little more than a centimeter.
Dr Coryllos said that the tied tongue causes the pallet to form too high. Something about the tongue supposed to be pressing on the pallet, and then it forms in that spot, but with the tongue too low to meet it, it forms higher instead.