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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Weakness: Not a real descriptive term, but archaically, means weakness or paralysis. I prefer alternative terms, but there is a history (parkinson's was once c ... Read More
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
English "palsy" ...: ...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness ... Read More

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral infection: Bell's palsy is one reason people develop facial paralysis. True bell's palsy is felt to be caused by a viral infection of the facial nerve leading to ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Levitin
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Presumed viral: Bell's palsy is a diagnosis of exclusion; this manifests as partial to complete facial nerve paralysis. This should be evaluated by an ENT doctor as ... Read More
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Dr. John Hoffmann
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unknown: The exact cause of bells palsy is unknown but it is thought that it may be due to a viral infection in the facial nerve.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually improved: Bell's palsy is presumptively damage to the seventh facial nerve which affects the motion of the forehead, eyelids, cheek and mouth. Depending upon t ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Agree with Dr. Bensinger. God forbid, it does not improve with time, a nerve transplant may be considered. You should discuss it with your doctor. Wis ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
9 years experience General Practice
Facial Nerve Damage: Bell's palsy is caused by damage to the facial nerve (cranial nerve vii). Frequently the cause is idiopathic and resolves on its own. Other causes can ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Generally no: Usuallu not.
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Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Bells palsy: Steroids with or without anti- virals.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Bell palsy relapse: Mostly bad luck. Probably chronic stress and reduced immunity are factors, but it is very difficult to prove. It is well known that some people are pr ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Beer
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Facial nerve inflame: Inflammation of the facial nerve which is the nerve that controls the muscles in the face that result in expression such as smiling is thought to be t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral infection: Bell's palsy is one reason people develop facial paralysis. True bell's palsy is felt to be caused by a viral infection of the facial nerve leading to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bell's Palsy: Bell's palsy is a paralysis of the facial nerve. Exact causes are rarely known, but it is thought to be a response to viral infections in some case. T ... Read More
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