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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 (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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

It is not unusual.: It is not uncommon after a nerve injury (such as bell's palsy) to experience the symptoms again during times when the body is under a stress of some sort - so you might experience symptoms when you are ill, not sleeping well, or, as in your case, exercising.

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Can Bell's palsy cause absent reflex in the ear on the side the palsy is?

Can Bell's palsy cause absent reflex in the ear on the side the palsy is?

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.

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My husband has Bell's palsy should he be in a lot of pain in his face head ear n looks swollen?

My husband has Bell's palsy should he be in a lot of pain in his face head ear n looks swollen?

Usually not.: Bella palsy usually does not cause pain or swellings in any region. I would suggest consulting an ENT physician or a neurologist. You could also consult your dentist as well to rule out a dental pathology as well as temporomandibular disorders.

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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

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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.

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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.?

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.?

Hyperacusis: It is not unique for Bell's palsy to cause a change in the ipsilateral ear, that is, a change in hearing which accentuates sounds, called hyperacusis. Occasionally, some tinnitus is associated.

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If I have the flu will it cause Bell's palsy or vertigo of ears?

If I have the flu will it cause Bell's palsy or vertigo of ears?

Generally no: The flu or any illness can be accompanied by an outbreak of Bell's palsy but most are spontaneous. If the flu impacts the inner ear canals, vertigo can sometimes occur temporarily. These associations are uncommon but could happen.

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Can a ear infection/ discomfort cause partial facial paralysis on the same side? Dr said not Bell's palsy

Can a ear infection/ discomfort cause partial facial paralysis on the same side? Dr said not Bell's palsy

Bells Palsy: Is often preceded by a lower motor neuron palsy of the facial nerve which seems lokely your child needs a neurology chk

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Why does my ear pressures up or becomes full when I make facial movement on paralyzed side after healing from Bell's palsy?

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.

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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

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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?

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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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