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

Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
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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. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. James Goodrich
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
36 years in practice
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Can there be a connection between gulf war syndrome and bells palsy?

Dr. James Goodrich
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
36 years in practice
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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. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. William Goldie
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
43 years in practice
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Is there a connection between guillain barre syndrome and bells palsy?

Dr. William Goldie
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
43 years in practice
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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
31 years in practice
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Bell's palsy to ramsay hunt syndrome, what to do?

Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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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. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Board Certified, Geriatrics
35 years in practice
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Is there a syndrome that reverses aging?

Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Board Certified, Geriatrics
35 years in practice
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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. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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What are the effects of risperdial medication on a down's syndrome child?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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What are the effects of risperdial medication on a down's syndrome child?

Risperdal: Calms aggression and irritability.

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

Dr. Richard Roberts
Board Certified, Clinical Genetics
41 years in practice
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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. Steven Ajluni
Board Certified, Cardiology
30 years in practice
1M people helped
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If I have marfan's syndrome, can I no longer do hardcore exercise?

Dr. Steven Ajluni
Board Certified, Cardiology
30 years in practice
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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
67 years in practice
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What are the actual causes of this syndrome?

Dr. Danielle Jones
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
67 years in practice
204K people helped

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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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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What is horner's syndrome?

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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What is horner's syndrome?

Read: Horner's syndrome is the combination of drooping of the eyelid (ptosis) and constriction of the pupil (miosis), sometimes accompanied by decreased sweating of the face on the same side; redness of the conjunctiva of the eye is often also present. It indicates a problem with the sympathetic nervous system. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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