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early warning signs of bell s palsy

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Bells recovery: When a person is recovering from Bell's palsy, they may notice they can close their eye fully, or that there is twitching in the muscles by the eye or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Stroke v Bells: Both of these conditions can cause facial weakness. Usually, but not always, a stroke causes weakness on one side of the face, of the lower face (mou ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Bell's palsy: It depends on how complete the paralysis to begin with and how far into the healing process you are. Twitching indicates nerve regeneration in the par ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Overall good: The overall picture you're describing is one of progressive albeit slow improvement. The flutters and slight ear pain is not a good news or bad news; ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This likely represents some early return of nerve function.More should be forthcoming.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Probably: It maybe permanent but can improve even up to a year.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience 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 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Bell's palsy: Acute paralysis of the 7th cranial nerve eyelid won't close and one side of face droops thought to be due to a virus infection or immune response to ... Read More
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