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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

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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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Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Facial nerve paralys: Bell's palsy is a viral infection that causes the facial nerve to no longer function. It can lead to weakness or paralysis of one side of the face. If ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 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
48 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 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Generally no: Usuallu not.
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Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Bells palsy: Steroids with or without anti- virals.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
If repetitive,: Might be very different from the typical one-time bell's palsy, and could conceivably be related to underlying sarcoidosis, or even a neuroma which ki ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Bell's Palsy: Bell's palsy is a condition which affects the nerve that controls the muscles of the face, mouth and eyelids. It usually only affects one side and of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Mostly: This is a palsy of one side of the face from the swollen facial nerve in its narrow exit canal through the skull. In most cases it will recover over ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Why not??: Current concept of bell's palsy suggests causation secondary to a herpetic outbreak. Exercise does not affect for better or worse, and might improve ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Stallworth
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT: Bell's palsy is a diagnosis of exclusion - meaning that diagnosis is only given when the precise cause of facial paralysis cannot be definitively give ... Read More
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