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What are the symptoms for bellspalsy?

What are the symptoms for bellspalsy?

Bell's Palsy: Is a paralysis of the facial muscles on one side of the face. You will see drooping of one side of the face, involving the forehead. It can last up to 6 months, average time being about a month or so. If you have weakness of an arm or leg along with the facial droop, or difficulty speaking, it is indicative of a stroke, which is far more serious. In that case, go to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What's best meds for belspalsy?

What's best meds for belspalsy?

Prednisone/antiviral: Prednisone 60 to 80 mg/day for 1 week started within 3 days of onset. If severe, consider valacylovir 1000mg three times a day for 1 week. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with belspalsy?

What can I do to help with belspalsy?

Check your eye often: Any treatment of the bell's palsy itself would depend on the underlying cause. In any case of bell's palsy, however, the eye must be checked regularly by an ophthalmologist to make sure it is not being damaged. Artificial tears and/or gels are usually needed to keep the eye adequately lubricated. ...Read more

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I have bellspalsy it's caused by a virus could it be measles virus even though I was vaccinated in the 7o's?

I have bellspalsy it's caused by a virus could it be measles virus even though I was vaccinated in the 7o's?

Probably not measles: Bell Palsy may be caused by herpes, chicken pox virus, Lyme disease, syphilis, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human immunodeficiency virus [HIV], common cold viruses, or mycoplasma. It can also be caused by inflammation alone, or small blood vessel problems from diabetes or high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Left side face slight numbness with no movement diagnosed with bellpasy but was not tested for a stroke should I go back and be tested?

Left side face slight numbness with no movement diagnosed with bellpasy but was not tested for a stroke should I go back and be tested?

Yes: Stroked affect the brain and not the facial nerve. But for any nerve issue, it is always best to be evaluated by a board certified neurologist. A simple complete exam is all that is likely needed ...Read more

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