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Bell's Palsy Pain Behind Ear
Year ago I had bells palsy on right side & recovered 90%, since that time I’ve acute head pain behind the right ear, especially when stressed, what 2 d?
Why 90%: You are experiencing tension and stress which has nothing to do with your Bell's palsy. Try to relax, ask your doctor for some medication like Ativan (lorazepam) 0.5 mg to be taking around your bed time, because it could make you sleepy, apply heat around the area behind your ear and your neck. You are young lady, and you live in the best place on earth. Relax. Pray, and take the medicine bilshifaa inshallah
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. Little red in ear canal. Pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?
Was diagnosed w/ bells palsy after 7days got this excruciatingly painful headache & pain behind my ear & jaw. Is this normal? Is there any treatment?
Had bells palsy for 10 months. My head is buzzing &the left side ear/head has been painful from start. Going to nuerologist next week. Help welcome?
Dr. I had a bell's palsy last sept. And after a month I can move everything back as normal. I am just wondering why is it that everytime I do jogging, the affected area will be painful including my head and my ear as well. Is it normal? Thank u
If by absent reflex: ....you are referring to the acoustic or stapedius reflex which activates the tensor tympani muscle which tightens the eardrum so that loud noises are attenuated (muffled a bit) then, the answer is YES. In Bell's Palsy this reflex may be compromised. Sounds may seem significantly louder and even distressing on the side of the facial palsy.See 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with bells palsy 18 months ago. I am 80% improved. I still have flutters and slight ear pain is that a good sign?
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; it is simply an expression that there is some slight residual symptomatology. The Important thing is that over time you are getting better and will most likely continue to improve until there is complete resolution of the Bell's
How do I keep incipient bell's palsy from getting worse? I've had BP 2 times before. I have same ear pain and headache that preceded last two episodes
Is memory lost associated with bells palsy? I had bells palsy almost a year ago and I still have migraines focusing in the back of the ear. Help!
No, no memory loss: Memory is a complicated function that can be affected by pain, but a bell's palsy does not directly impact memory. Also, do not presume that your headaches are migraines. This suggested that the headaches occur as a result of changes in blood flow. More likely, the headaches are related to the bell's palsy and thus require a much different treatment. Treatment of the pain may improve memory also.See 1 more doctor answer
In my second month of Bell's Palsy I started to hear noise in my ear. This sound is not constant as it goes away for some time like an hour or so.?
Why does my ear pressures up or becomes full when I make facial movement on paralyzed side after healing from Bell's palsy?
Eustachian tube prob: You likely have eustachian tube dysfunction along with your Bell's palsy. The Eustachian tube opens from your throat to the inner ear. It may be that you are having a hard time clearing fluid from your middle ear or that your sensation in that area is altered by your Bell's palsy. Continue treatment as prescribed by your doctor and consider a decongestant if you are uncomfortable.
Got Bell's palsy and about 6 weeks got better. Since that point, my ear flutters when making facial movement and ear fullness. Why? Been 3 months.
Dx with bell's palsy following a virus. Ear is swollen and everything sounds weird. How long before my face gets better and what are the treatments?
Bells palsy: Bell's palsy lasts about 3-4 weeks. It can be treated withsteroids.
If I get the flu or a cold will it cause Bell's palsy or inner ear infec or something worse fear bells?
Rarely: Many, not all, episodes of Bell's Palsy seem to follow a viral uri. But I see hundreds of people with uris every year, while only a few cases of Bell's per year
Got Bell's palsy months ago. Able to close eye and make most of movements but have swelling in face and ear flutters when I move face. Normal?
A little aberrant...: ....7th nerve regeneration....it happens...unfortunately, in Bell's palsy sometimes when things RECONNECT after an attack....they don't go exactly back to where they were disconnected from. Think of turning on the light switch in your living room and having the garbage disposal start grinding instead...same thing. But a fluttering ear could make for some interesting cocktail talk as well? LOL.
Have bells palsy after surgery. 2 months out and face healed well. Now my face is tingling, numb, and ear pressures up when making movement. Healing?
Which surgery?: After parotidectomy, the facial nerve (motor nerve) may be temporarily damaged resulting in facial weakness. Unless the nerve was severed this usually resolves in weeks or months. Another nerve, the great auricular nerve (sensory nerve), is usually resected to allow removal of the salivary tumor, thus a portion of the ear remains numb. Tingling usually indicates regenerating nerve function.See 1 more doctor answer
I have bell's palsy (8 days so far) after an ear infection (43, female). 2 days ago I started getting extreme pain in jaw, ear, neck. Should I worry?
Not Bell's Palsy: You do not have bell's palsy. You have herpes oticus. The treatment of antiherpetic and steroid is appropriate. Pain medication is often needed and should be prescribed if over-the-counter pain medications are not working. The viral eradication should occur within 2 weeks but the loss of nerve function can take longer, sometimes months. Work with your doctor on this.See 1 more doctor answer