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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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It's ok for me to get hair extensions wail I still have bells palsy? I still have headaches... It's been 2 weeks sense I have been diagnosed.

It's ok for me to get hair extensions wail I still have bells palsy? I still have headaches... It's been 2 weeks sense I have been diagnosed.

Should be ok..: Sorry to hear of your trouble with bells' palsy. Fortunately, most cases of this illness resolves completely in 2-3 months. It should be ok for you to get hair extension as this should not influence the healing status of you bells' palsy. Motrin/tylenol/excedrine may help with your headache. Follow-up with your doc. Good luck.

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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'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.

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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: www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com winers' guide to pain relief, book.

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I came down with a mild case of bells palsy 5 days postpartum. I'm on valtrex (valacyclovir) 500mg I'm getting headaches is it normal? My muscles are starting to mov

I came down with a mild case of bells palsy 5 days postpartum. I'm on valtrex (valacyclovir) 500mg I'm getting headaches is it normal? My muscles are starting to mov

Unusual: Bells palsy or Valtrex usually does not cause headaches. You are probably fatigued and sleep deprived, so rest, hydrate, eat well, may be a cup of fresh hot coffee may help (if you are used to this), seek domestic help if possible, also may use tylenol (acetaminophen) or similar medicines for headache control. Hope you feel better soon

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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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What is bells palsy? And what are the symptoms

What is bells palsy? And what are the symptoms

Facial paralysis: Bell's palsy is weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles. It is thought to be caused by a virus but it is important to rule out other causes such a tumor growth. Most people will regain normal facial movement with time but a few may have permanent weakness or spasms.

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Need expert opinions. How often is bells palsy a symptom of Lyme disease?

Need expert opinions. How often is bells palsy a symptom of Lyme disease?

Very rarely: Idiopathic (no cause known) bell's palsy is the presentation seen in the vast majority of patients presenting with bell's palsy. Bell's palsy caused by lyme disease is only a small fraction of all bell's palsy and should only be attributed to lyme disease in documented cases. People presenting with bell's palsy w/out other signs suggestive of lyme disease or endemic areas, aren't to be tested 4 it.

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I Was Diagnosed With Bells PalSy Two Days Ago And My Symptoms Have Increased. I Am Now Experiencing Light TRemors. CT Scan Came Back normal.

I Was Diagnosed With Bells PalSy Two Days Ago And My Symptoms Have Increased. I Am Now Experiencing Light TRemors. CT Scan Came Back normal.

Probably nl: As long as you have a ct scan your problem is probably rtelated to one of the cranial nerves suppling facial muscles. prednisone may or may not help speed resolution. Check with pcp

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I suffer bells palsy in winter?

I suffer bells palsy in winter?

If repetitive,: Might be very different from the typical one-time bell's palsy, and could conceivably be related to underlying sarcoidosis, or even a neuroma which kicks up periodically. An immune nerve disorder cidp may cause bilateral facial weakness. Perhaps a neurologist ought to evaluate this.

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What to do if I have bells palsy. Please help!?

Bell's palsy: The course of Bell's palsy may be self-limiting with no residual damage, but because of the potential for irreversible injury to the facial nerve and related musculature, early treatment is recommended. Primary medications for management are prednisone and antivirals such as acyclovir and famciclovir.

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Can bells palsy cause lymphoma?

Can bells palsy cause lymphoma?

No, the opposite can: Bells palsy does not cause lymphoma. Infection/inflammation is the most common cause of bells's palsy. However, other condition like certain brain tumor, stroke, certain lymphoproliferative disease- like waldenstrom's etc can be presented with cranial nerve vii paralysis.

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What should I do if my baby has bells palsy?

What should I do if my baby has bells palsy?

See your doctor: Bells palsy is usually caused by a virus witch affects the nerve for facial muscles, but there can be other causes. Most bells palsy cases resolve on their own. It is very important to see your pediatircian to follow this and if necessary intervene.

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How to know if partial stroke or bells palsy?

How to know if partial stroke or bells palsy?

Why r u asking?: Are you trying to figure this out yourself? I could explain it, but without background knowledge you probably still wouldn't understand it. If this is an academic question, some searching on the web should turn up an adequate explanation. If this is about you or someone you know, you really should let a neurologist diagnose and then explain how he could tell. Much more informative that way.

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Is there any connection between bells palsy and tmj?

Is there any connection between bells palsy and tmj?

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.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Bells Palsy (Definition)

A disorder affecting the nerve that controls movement of muscles in the face. Symptoms usually occur on only one side of the face, and may include having difficulty closing an eye, difficulty keeping food and fluids in the mouth, and ...Read more