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Can i travel with bell's palsy?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: There are no travel restrictions with bell's palsy.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
No travel restrictions.. if you are having incomplete eye closure, just make sure you are protecting your eye. If you are traveling and will be out doors, you want to make sure debris does not get into the eye and cause a corneal abrasion.
Dec 9, 2011
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Provided original answer
Excellent recommendations by Dr. Melded!
Dec 9, 2011
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Provided original answer
Sorry, Dr. Melder.
Dec 9, 2011
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Travel. Bell's Palsy: There should be no problems traveling with bell's palsy. Depending on the severity of your facial weakness and ability to close the affected eye, you should make sure to have eye lubrication on hand. It may be necessary to tape your eye closed when you nap or sleep.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Bell's palsy should not affect your ability to travel. However, as this often makes it harder to close your eye, you may need eye lubricants or eye pads to cover and protect your eye until the motion returns. You should be closely followed by a doctor experienced in the care of bell's palsy.

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