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Bell palsy in babbies curable?

Bell palsy in babbies curable?

Full recovery usual: Acute dysfunction of the facial nerve can occur in newborns and in infants. Some are the result of trauma to the facial nerve from forceps, some due to virus infections, some due to ear infections, others without definite cause. The outcome is usually excellent with full recovery. Some infant are born with defective facial nerves (moebius syndrome) that is permanent. ...Read more

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Bell's palsy to ramsay hunt syndrome, what to do?

Bell's palsy to ramsay hunt syndrome, what to do?

Ramsay Hunt: The diagnosis and treatment of ramsay hunt syndrome is a bit complex. Your neurologist should have a crack at it and if you still are having lots of problems may refer you a subspecialty neurologist or pain specialist. Use of anti-viral medications, treatment of post herpetic neuralgia, and use of steroids have probably already been discussed with you or tried. ...Read more

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Is bell's palsy contagious?

Is bell's palsy contagious?

No: Even though some believe a viral infection plays a role in bell's palsy, the "disease" is not contagious. ...Read more

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Is bell's palsy a hereditary?

No: Bell's palsy is thought to be due to a viral infection of the facial nerve. Other causes include lyme's disease and sarcoidosis but its is not passed down from one generation to the next. That is not to say that you would not see bell's palsy in a parent and years latter in their child. Bell's palsy rarely is seen bilaterally, if so it is diagnostic of multiple scerosis. ...Read more

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How is bell's palsy diagnosed?

Exam and tests: Bell's palsy is facial weakness or paralysis that is thought to be caused by a viral infection. It is diagnosed by the medical history and on physical exam. Many times additional testing such as a cat or MRI scan will be used to rule out other causes such a a tumor growth. ...Read more

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My relative has huntington's chorea disease, what to do?

My relative has huntington's chorea disease, what to do?

Genetics: It would be good to have your relative seen by a neurologist as well as a genetic specialist. ...Read more

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What is bells palsy?

What is bells palsy?

Facial nerve paralys: Bell's palsy is a viral infection that causes the facial nerve to no longer function. It can lead to weakness or paralysis of one side of the face. If treated early with high-dose steroids the paralysis does not last as long and the damage is not as permanent. An evaluation is important because you have to make sure other problems are not causing the paralysis. ...Read more

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What is gillians barre?

GBS: An ascending paralysis - starts in legs and travels towards head. Can be life threatening. Thought to be viral or autoimmune. ...Read more

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How common is bell's palsy?

Not very: Bells palsy is not as uncommon as is generally believed. Worldwide statistics set the frequency at just over .02% of the population (with geographical variations). In human terms this is 1 of every 5000 people over the course of a lifetime and 40, 000 americans every year. (courtesy of the bells palsy web site). ...Read more

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What is some good information about bell's palsy?

Basics: Bell palsy is an injury to the 7th cranial nerve which exits the skull just behind the ear. This nerve controls movement of the face, taste, and controls a few other special actions. It can be injured in a number of ways (most commonly after a viral illness) which results in a lack of movement on one side of the face. In most cases the palsy will fully resolve over weeks to months. ...Read more

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Brother that has cerebal palsy. What would be a good christmas gift for him?

Ask him: Talk to him, observe what he reacts positively to, focus on what he is able to do rather than on what he can not, I am sure it will come to you...Oh, and of course wish hiim a merry christmas! ...Read more

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Is parasupranuclear palsy genetic?

Is parasupranuclear palsy genetic?

Not usually: If you are referring to progressive supranuclear palsy, this is not felt to be genetic. This typically occurs more frequently in males in their 60's. ...Read more

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My daughter has de moriers syndrome, microcephaly, polymicrogyria and epilepsy.De moriers syndrome doctor told us it was a empty mass like hole on brain?

My daughter has de moriers syndrome, microcephaly, polymicrogyria and epilepsy.De moriers syndrome doctor told us it was a empty mass like hole on brain?

Septo-opticDysplasia: De morsier syndrome is also known as septo-optic dysplasia, an underdevelopment of the optic nerve and absence of a midline part of the brain. It can cause vision and endocrine (hormone) problems in some patients. I'm sorry to hear your daughter has this diagnosis, and i hope she is able to find treatment at a children's hospital where she can get all the specialty care she deserves. ...Read more

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My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?

My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?

Who knows!: So sorry about your son. All of his conditions you could think might cause a shorter life span for all sorts of reasons, but with good care one never knows. Accidents, poor nutrition ( because he doesn't eat well), progressive brain deterioration if repeated seizures, infections, general stress with its harmful physical effects, all could contribute to premature death. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Sek referral to the : Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www.chp.edu/CHP/Evaluation+Services+Child+Development+Unit. The Autism team is affiliated with Autism Speaks: http://www.chp.edu/CHP/autism. They will help you with all aspects of evaluation, treatment & family support services. ...Read more

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My child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it normal for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

My child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it normal for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

Yes: It is normal for any kid to put their fingers or hands in their mouth. There are thousands of pleasure nerve fibers in the lips, and kids find them soothing. Normally functioning kids usually grow out of this habit, while those that are mentally challenged may not adapt the social skills of older regular kids. ...Read more

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What is chinese restaurant syndrome--or isnt it ral?

What is chinese restaurant syndrome--or isnt it ral?

Agree w Dr. Kimm: Chinese Food often contains Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) which is classified by the FDA as a flavor enhancer that is “generally recognized as safe”. Per Mayo Clinic- research hasn't shown a definite link btwn MSG & “MSG Symptom Complex” which may include: headache, flushing, sweating, facial pressure, numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck,etc, palpitations, chest pain, nausea or weakness.> ...Read more

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