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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bells Palsey

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I have laryngitis could this cause me to get bells palsey ?or will having a cold virus cause bp

I have laryngitis could this cause me to get bells palsey ?or will having a cold virus cause bp

Ans: I cause of Bell's palsy is suspected to be a virus attacking the nerve. If you have symptoms please see doctor right away for treatment to hopefully lesson any residual symptoms ...Read more

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What causes bell's palsy?

What causes bell's palsy?

Viral infection: Bell's palsy is one reason people develop facial paralysis. True bell's palsy is felt to be caused by a viral infection of the facial nerve leading to swelling of the nerve and damage to it caused by decreased blood flow. Steroids are very helpful in treating this. Some people incorrectly term facial paralysis "bell's palsy." this is not correct, you must exclude other causes of facial paralysis. ...Read more

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What causes bell's palsy?

Probably a virus: Bell's palsy is weakness of the facial muscles. It is considered by many to be caused by a viral infection of the facial nerve - although that is not certain. It is important to rule out other causes of facial paralysis such a tumor growth or a stroke before arriving at the diagnosis of bell's palsy. Anyone with facial weakness or paralysis should have a complete medical evaluation by a specialist. ...Read more

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What causes relapse of bell's palsy?

Bell palsy relapse: Mostly bad luck. Probably chronic stress and reduced immunity are factors, but it is very difficult to prove. It is well known that some people are prone to repeated episodes of bell's palsy, but this is unusual, and there are no known proven strategies to prevent these relapses. ...Read more

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What are some of the possible causes of bell's palsy?

Multiple: Facial nerve pressure, viruses such as herpes simplex, cold sores, herpes zoster, epstein-barr, rubella, (german measles), mumps virus, tumors and strokes, are all thought to be possible causes. ...Read more

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What is bell's palcy? What are its causes and what is it's treatment?

What is bell's palcy?
What are its causes and what is it's treatment?

CN 7 Paresis: Idiopathic cn vii paresis (bell's palsy) refers to dysfunction of the seventh cranial nerve which causes weakness or paralysis of the muscles of your face. The causes are many and here a few of the more common causes: viral- ebv, cmv, hsv lyme's disease multiple sclerosis however, most times the cause is unknown or the viral cause is not proven because of a lack of acute and convalescent titers. ...Read more

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Do previous history of bell's palsy cause a risk factor for anything?

Not likely: Most cases of bell's palsy are reversible and do not recur. However, if repetitive bouts are present, questions of underlying causes should be considered, and additional testing may be needed. ...Read more