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Bells Palsy Neurologic Problems
None: Bell's palsy is paralysis of the facial nerve. In no way related to TMJ. However, I have see patients with malignancy of the parotid gland who were misdiagnosed as "TMJ?" develop facial paralysis because the cancer invaded the facial nerve. Be careful if you have both symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
...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
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Your symptoms may be a neurological ailment called trigeminal neuralgia. Not a very well understood problem and should see your doctor, who may then possibly refer to a neurologist. There can be a TMJ relation, but tn, associated with bell's palsy, can create symptoms that mimic tmj/tmd. Bell's palsy is not well understood either and may come and go. Seems like you might be improving though. ...Read more
I've had bells palsy since june 2011. I still have partial paralysis, nerve pain, headache and spasms. I'm 55 and female. I had bells palsy about 25 years ago. It was completely healed within a month. The nerve pain, headache and the constant ringing in m
I'm : I'm sorry to hear that you have had such a difficult time with your bell's palsy. I don't know of any home remedies to relieve the tinnitus (ringing). Don't waste your money on homeopathy. You live in a city with an active medical school. All medical schools sponsor clinics for people with little or no insurance. Your best bet is to get yourself an appointment. They usually have you seen in medical clinic first and then refer you to neurology or ent. There are treatments available. Don't suffer another 10 months. Good luck. ...Read more
Bells palsy: Supportive care, keep the eye on the affected side well lubricated with artificial tears during daytime and with eye ointment at night. Protect the eye at night with eye patch and gauze to prevent accidental cornea laceration and dryness. The use of Acyclovir is safe in 2nd and 3rd trimester. Prednisone is a category d in pregnancy, should discuss with physician before using this medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My diagnosis from cat scan:
chronic right basal ganglia lacunar infarct.I was told not to worry about it.
However i am...I also have bells palsy...?
Unrelated: Lacunar means tiny little hole. The exact cause may be uncertain, most common is high blood pressure or diabetes. Bells palsy is peripheral facial nerve defect - unrelated to the lacunar infarct. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. Referral for neurological evaluation may be appropriate. ...Read more
My Dentist sent me to an oral surgeon for numbness,who said I had Bells Palsy and gave me ValACYclovir. No test or blood wk. Do I need a 2nd opinion?
See MD. HSV test?: The main symptom of Bells palsy is facial drooping, not numbness. The oral surgeon may be very experienced with BP, but it's probably a good idea to also see a physician specialist, e.g. infectious diseases or neurology. Some but not all BP is due to type 1 herpes simplex virus (HSV1), the only cause that might be treatable with valacyclovir, but corticosteroid treatment usually is more important. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Bell's palsy is known as idiopathic facial paralysis. By definition, that means we don't know what caused it. All other causes of facial paralysis should be investigated first. Brain tumors, strokes, and a syndrome called melkersson- rosenthal syndrome should be evaluated for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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