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Can pus be reason for facial pain? M suffering facial pain nostrills, nose bridge, eye brow, cheek. Please help. Can it bells palsy? How to treat!

Can pus be reason for facial pain? M suffering facial pain nostrills, nose bridge, eye brow, cheek. Please help. Can it bells palsy? How to treat!

Not Bells Palsy: Bells palsy is facial paralysis. Many causes of facial pain. Start with ENT or oral surgery exam/diagnosis. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...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


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Can bell's palsy affect both sides of the face?

Can bell's palsy affect both sides of the face?

Rarely: Bells palsy his weakness of the facial muscles perhaps due to a viral infection in the facial nerve. It is rare for this to affect both sides of the face. Anyone who presents with new facial weakness should be thoroughly evaluated by either a facial surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Does half the face remain stiff after bell's palsy? How long does it take to get cured fully?

Does half the face remain stiff after bell's palsy? How long does it take to get cured fully?

Bell's Palsy: It can take up to 6 months for your face to recover movement after Bell's Palsy. Sometimes the recovery is not complete. ...Read more

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Bells palsy on right side of my face, what to do?

Bell's palsy: I would suggest you see a neurologist to see if the origin or cause of the Bell's palsy can be determine. There are treatments available for this type of palsy but it is normally done under the care of a neurologist. ...Read more

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Bells palsy on right side of my face, what does this mean?

Bells palsy on right side of my face, what does this mean?

Facial weakness: Bell palsy develops when the nerve to the facial muscles on one side is irritated, probably from a virus. It causes trouble closing the eyelid on one side, or drooling from weakness of the mouth and you may have trouble smiling. We usually try to hurry along improvement by treating with Prednisone and an anti-viral medication if we see you within one week from symptom onset. ...Read more

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Can you get bell's palsy if your face is already paralyzed?

Not really: If the face is completely paralyzed on one side, there would be no way to tell if there was a new bell's palsty. ...Read more

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Front of face got hit. Right side of face looks like Bell's palsy from irritated nerve. Will my face go back to normal?

Front of face got hit. Right side of face looks like Bell's palsy from irritated nerve. Will my face go back to normal?

BEll's Palsy: Front of face got hit. Right side of face looks like Bell's palsy from irritated nerve. Will my face go back to normal? ANS: Bell's is from paralyzed nerve not irritated. Would be unusual from being hit in front. So if you try to wrinkle your forehead does it do it? Can do video consult to help now. Here till 4 AM PCT. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises to work the muscles on one side of the face if you had bell's palsy?

Physical Therapy: Ask your doctor (pmd, neurologist) for a physical therapy prescription. You can try some one your own but I would recommend working with someone who can monitor your progress. I'm not advocating any specific sites, but there are some examples on the internet. ...Read more

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Can bell's palsy affect both sides of the face and create problems with eating and swallowing?

Can bell's palsy affect both sides of the face and create problems with eating and swallowing?

Rarely: Bell's palsy can affect both sides of the face but that is rare. If someone has weakness or paralysis on both sides of the face then a complete evaluation, likely with and MRI or cat scan, should be done to rule out other causes of facial weakness. A neurologist, ENT specialist or a neurosurgeon can do this type of work up. ...Read more

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After having Bell's palsy for a few months, my face has regained most movement but now have face tightening that hasn't gone away. Permanent?

After having Bell's palsy for a few months, my face has regained most movement but now have face tightening that hasn't gone away. Permanent?

Bell's palsy: No. Function will continue to improve for several more months. Corticosteroids and anti-viral medication are often prescribed at initial signs of weakness. Facial exercises, massaging the facial muscles and opening and closing the eye lid are helpful. Take extra care with oral hygiene as food can pool on the affected side. Eye drops to lubricate the eye and a wear a patch at night to protect it. ...Read more

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I have bell's palsy on the left side of my face but on that same side I have a lot of pain on that whole side what is going on and what should I do?

I have bell's palsy on the left side of my face but on that same side I have a lot of pain on that whole side what is going on and what should I do?

Cause!: What have yo been told the cause of the bell's palsy is from. Most common is a virus. You are taking Acyclovir and steroids, this appears as if it is from shingles (herpes zoster). If this is the case, your pain is most likely from that. Post herpetic neuralgia. Neurontin, gabapentin, or Lyrica (pregabalin) can help with this phn. ...Read more

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I still have headaches but my bell's palsy has gone away, my face is back to normal. I am sensitive to cold. I am taking tapomax but I am still gettin?

I still have headaches but my bell's palsy has gone away, my face is back to normal. I am sensitive to cold. I am taking tapomax but I am still gettin?

Topiramate: If you are taking topamax (topiramate) and still getting severe headaches you need to go back and see the doctor who prescribed this and be re-assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a quick home remedy for bell's palsy face pain?

Is there a quick home remedy for bell's palsy face pain?

No: No quick remedies. See your ENT doc for best advice in terms of meds. Pain meds, steroids are often prescribed. ...Read more

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Facial paralysis/droopin/bell's palsy and dizziness when touching side of face?

Facial paralysis/droopin/bell's palsy and dizziness when touching side of face?

See a specialist: Should see a specialist as soon as possible. You need a full work-up including an MRI or ct scan to rule out tumor and identify if cranial nerves are being compressed inside the brain, inside the skull bone or outside. ...Read more

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Why is my head twitching on the left side? Could it be from my bells palsy 7 years ago?

Bell's palsy...no: Is a temporary facial paralysis or weakness resulting from damage or trauma to the facial nerve (CN VII). This makes half of your face appear to droop. Your smile and frown is one-sided. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's common with bells palsy for the affected side of your face and neck to ache?

Can you tell me if it's common with bells palsy for the affected side of your face and neck to ache?

Yes: The muscles are strained. But if it persists, and the Bell's is not improving with steroids, or time, I recommend an MRI. I've seen too many misdiagnosed Bells palsies in my practice. Best of luck ...Read more

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I had a tooth filled, then a few days later face became paralyzed on that side. Dr. Said bells palsy. What is that?

I had a tooth filled, then a few days later face became paralyzed on that side. Dr. Said bells palsy. What is that?

Injury to a nerve: Bell's palsy is due to an injury to the facial nerve which innervates the muscles of the face. In bell's palsy, the facial muscles lose their motor innervation and become paralyzed. This was probably due to an injury to the facial nerve when you received a novocaine injection. This paralysis will pass as the facial nerve heals. ...Read more

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What to do if my face has become asymmetrical and neck sniff when smiling, bell's palsy or synkinesis?

What to do if my face has become asymmetrical and neck sniff when smiling, bell's palsy or synkinesis?

See a neurologist: Bell's palsy, a peripheral facial paralysis. It usually results from edema due to an inflammatory process and compression of the swollen nerve inside the facial canal or stylomastoid foramen. Although the cause of the edema is undetermined, some researchers believe it is related to the herpes simplex virus. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the left side of my head and tingling sensation in left cheek. Also had Bell's palsy a couple years ago. Diagnosis?

I have a burning sensation in the left side of my head and tingling sensation in left cheek. Also had Bell's palsy a couple years ago. Diagnosis?

Shingles?: Keep an eye out for areas of redness and small blisters. If this starts to occur in the areas that you're having those sensations, you may be dealing with shingles. This can be a serious condition if it comes near your eye, so be sure to see your doctor immediately if it starts to happen. Good luck and get better soon! ...Read more

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Recovering from Bell's palsy fine and past few days my face has been tingling and some tightness on face. Nerve healing or palsy trying to reoccur?

The healing process: The prognosis for individuals with Bell's palsy is generally very good and spontaneous recovery is fairly common. If the MRI was negative, be patient. ...Read more

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I have anxiety I fear strokes n now that hubby has Bell's palsy I fear that n now I think left side face feels funny n kinda not right what's the chan

I have anxiety I fear strokes n now that hubby has Bell's palsy I fear that n now I think left side face feels funny n kinda not right what's the chan

Not contagious.: Your fears are irrational. That's a problem and should be treated. Get professional help and set yourself free. You worry about what might be wrong. Well, we have identified a real problem. Now, act on it and feel better. ...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?

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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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Have Bell's palsy, one month so far but noticed my eye brow on side of paralysis is higher than the normal side of face. Is this common or normal?

Bell's palsy: Yes. The seventh cranial nerve controls movement of the facial muscles. Paralysis of the face can lead to an inability to close the eye. It is important to protect the eye at night with eye ointment and a patch to avoid injury. You should start to see recovery soon and continue over the next six months. ...Read more

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I got bells palsy december 2013= I had a mri. My face is 90% recovered but I still get the terrible headaches. Is this normal? Can go on a plane?

I got bells palsy december 2013= I had a mri. My face is 90% recovered but I still get the terrible headaches. Is this normal? Can go on a plane?

What's tender?: Most headaches come from muscle and fascia in the head, neck, upper shoulders, and upper back. Regardless of the bells palsy. Touch and feel where you are tender when you have a headache. If there are tender spots in back of neck, head, upper shoulders, see massage or myofascial release. Learn about myofascial pain. Learn more:
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winers' guide to pain relief, book. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


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Facial Pain (Definition)

Facial pain is a clinical finding in which there is pain in the area of the face. This is often due to trauma, ...Read more