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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Loss of nerve action: Bell's palsy is from dysfunction of the seventh cranial nerve which activates the muscles of the face. It usually occurs suddenly, rarely has pain, b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Facial weakness!: Bell's palsy (named after sir charles bell an english physician) is an idiopathic(unknown cause!) unilateral facial paralysis affecting the entire one ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Facial paralysis: Sudden onset of one-sided paralysis or weakness of facial muscles (usually onset in minutes or hours) which may be associated with reduced blinking fr ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Uncommon: Bell's palsy is rare to begin with. The chance of getting it a second time (on the same or the other side) is the same as it was the first time. You ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bell's palsy: Bell's palsy can occur at age 40. Inflammation of the facial nerve from various disorders is a cause. I have seen it develop after severe wind blowing ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Scary: Yes, it can be alarming. Isolated paralysis of crania nerve 7 leading to one-sided facial paralysis is bell's palsy. Stroke rarely causes just this. T ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Won't cause: Paralysis or Bell's palsy, risk of infection is there , may be you don't need it, wish you well
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Don't freak or panic: Bell's palsy is usually caused by a virus, not a bacterial tooth infection, and it is often temporary. If you have any issues with your teeth please ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Only if fluid getsin: The chances of Bells palsy in low but not negative.If the fluid from the blister gets into the eye it can affect it so do not touch the blister and to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Not related: most fever blisters do not lead to Bell's Palsy.
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