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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?

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 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 ...Read more

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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?

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?

Could be shingles: Varicella zoster, or shingles, can affect the ear canal and also affect the 7th cranial nerve causing bell's palsy. Have a dr look carefully into your ear canal to see if there are any rashes evident of shingles there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed w/ bells palsy after 7days got this excruciatingly painful headache & pain behind my ear & jaw. Is this normal? Is there any treatment?

Was diagnosed w/ bells palsy after 7days got this excruciatingly painful headache & pain behind my ear & jaw. Is this normal? Is there any treatment?

No: Pain is not typical of bell's palsy. However, if the eye does not close as a result if the bell's, then significant drying of the eye can occur. Pain from the eye is poorly localized, so your pain may be from this. You need to see an eye md to see if this is the case. ...Read more

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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?

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 ...Read more

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I have bells palsy or maybe herpes oticus. Had this severe pain around ear, just noticed under my ear & below my jaw is swollen. Should i be alarmed?

I have bells palsy or maybe herpes oticus. Had this severe pain around ear, just noticed under my ear & below my jaw is swollen. Should i be alarmed?

Pain is alarming: Severe pain is always alarming. Bell's palsy should not give severe pain or swelling. See your doctor who may refer you to a specialist to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Perhaps a variant: Your description leads me to wonder if, in your case, the bell's palsy was due to "herpes zoster oticus" or ramsey-hunt syndrome. You may have possessed a tell-tail eruption if your doctor looked into your ear. Discuss with your neurologist, and decide upon an approach. ...Read more

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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!

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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8months ago i had bells palsy in right side & numbed left side,after recovery got pain behind left eye. now still have the eye pain & got blood spot i?

8months ago i had bells palsy in right side & numbed left side,after recovery got pain behind left eye. now still have the eye pain & got blood spot i?

SOME THOTS: Bilateral issues suggest that this is NOT just simple Bell's palsy, and instead may represent a different process. Eye pain with a blind spot raises questions of an optic nerve inflammation. Suggest visit to neurologist, as several different explanations may need to be considered. I would test for sarcoid, MS, vasculitis like lupus, etc. We might be able to help further via Concierge service. ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

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