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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is horner's syndrome?

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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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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What can I do for raynauld's syndrome?

What can I do for raynauld's syndrome?

Doctor can evaluate: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read more

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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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