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Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
28 years in practice
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Please help! what is the difference betweeen bells palsy and ramseys hunt syndrome?

Please help! what is the difference betweeen bells palsy and ramseys hunt syndrome?

Herpes: Herpes oticus, also called ramsay hunt syndrome (an old term), is a infection of the facial nerve by the chicken pox virus, herpes zoster. It is painful. Bell's palsy is a dysfunction of the facial nerve of unknown cause. There is typically no pain with a bell's palsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. James Goodrich
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
35 years in practice
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Can there be a connection between gulf war syndrome and bells palsy?

Can there be a connection between gulf war syndrome and bells palsy?

Bell's palsy: I am not aware of the gws being related bell's palsy. Bell's palsy is most common related to an infection or inflammation around the nerve that controls the face. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. William Goldie
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
42 years in practice
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Is there a connection between guillain barre syndrome and bells palsy?

Yes: The famous c miller fisher described facial paresis with ataxia and areflexia as a variant of guillain barre. This fisher variant is rare but well known. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Board Certified, Geriatrics
34 years in practice
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Is there a syndrome that reverses aging?

Is there a syndrome that reverses aging?

Not aware.: Dorian gray syndrome: exists only in literature. All of the contrary, on progeria pts are children that accelerate the rate of aging and look and have the diseases of old people and die very young from diseases of the elderly. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
44 years in practice
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What are the effects of risperdial medication on a down's syndrome child?

What are the effects of risperdial medication on a down's syndrome child?

Behaviors in DS: 18-23% have behavioral, emotional or psychiatric problems. ~ 6% have extreme aggression; 73% disobedient; 65% argumentative; 50% demanding attention; 6-8% adhd. Of the 10% with autistic disorder, ~ half have late regression with loss of language ~ 5 yrs., by which age > 50% of kids with ds are overweight. Low doses of Risperdal are used for irritability or aggression, monitoring wt. Gain & labs. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Board Certified, Clinical Genetics
40 years in practice
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I think I have wilson's syndrome, what do I do now?

No enough info: if you have a sibling who has been diagnosedwith this condition, you need an evaluation By a physician knowledgeable in this rare autosomal recessive disorder like a metabolic or boochemical geneticist. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
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What is dequervain syndrome?

What is dequervain syndrome?

Tendon irritation : There are numerous tendons to the fingers which pass through a series of tunnels or pulleys along the outer parts of the wrist. These are organized into 6 tunnels or passages called dorsal compartments. When the first two tendons pass through the first dorsal compartment and become inflamed, most commonly via overuse, we call it dequervain's syndrome. It most commonly occurs in middle aged women. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Board Certified, Cardiology
29 years in practice
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If I have marfan's syndrome, can I no longer do hardcore exercise?

If I have marfan's syndrome, can I no longer do hardcore exercise?

Consult w your docto: If you have marfan changes in your aorta with enlargement and thoracic article anneurysm, then strenuous exercise should be avoided (as should pregnancy), due to an increased rate of aortic dissection. ...Read more

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Dr. Danielle Jones
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
66 years in practice
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What are the actual causes of this syndrome?

Need More Info: I need more information to understand your question. Please ask the question using specific information about the syndrome you are asking about. ...Read more

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