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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 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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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?

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?

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 the possible causes of bells palsy?

What are the possible causes of bells 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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Can exposure to extreme cold can cause bells palsy?

NO: Bells palsy is a disorder of the seventh cranial nerve. It is usually caused by inflammation of the nerve by a viral infection. A viral infection may occur due to exposure to cold, but is not the cold that causes the disorder. Acute treatment with steroids and antiviral agents may be of value, but most cases recover on their own with time. ...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 the cause of bells palsy, how long will it last?

What is the cause of bells palsy, how long will it last?

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. It can occur overnight and it can go away in a short or long period of time. Many people show signs of improvement within the first two weeks. ...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

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Will stress cause bell's palsy?

Not typically: Bell's palsy is thought to be due to a viral infection of the facial nerve but the exact cause is often unknown. While stress can aggravate many neurological problems it is not thought to be a cause of bell's palsy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can bell's palsy be caused by stress?

Can bell's palsy be caused by stress?

No: Although stress can cause the immune system to not work as well and this might lead to an increased incidence of viral illnesses, stress by itself does not cause bell's palsy. ...Read more

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Can bell's palsy be caused by lots of stress?

Probably not: Although stress can exacerbate a number of neurological problems, it has not been identified as a cause of bell's palsy. Although not definitely proven, bell's palsy is thought to be caused by a viral infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes bell's palsy for a teenager?

Viruses usually: The cause of bell's palsy is not clear. Most cases are thought to be caused by the herpes virus that causes cold sores.1 in most cases of bell's palsy, the nerve that controls muscles on one side of the face is damaged by inflammation. http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/bells-palsy-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Could bell's palsy cause death or can a minor stroke be mistaken as bell's palsy?

Could bell's palsy cause death or can a minor stroke be mistaken as bell's palsy?

Two questions: Bell's palsy is a localized inflammation of the facial nerve and does not cause death, but a minor brainstem stroke could cause a focal facial paresis appearing similar to bell's in part at least. One can easily be distinguished from the other, by an experienced neurologist. ...Read more

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Can bell's palsy cause death or can a minor stroke be mistaken as bell's palsy? Help please?

No: It is very unlikely for bell's palsy to cause death. Occasionally, a stroke can present as bell's palsy. Stroke usually affects only lower half of the face, while bell's classically affects entire face. This is how we often can differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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What causes bell's palsy? I know its caused by a pinched nerve, im asking what causes the nerve to become pinched?

What causes bell's palsy? I know its caused by a pinched nerve, im asking what causes the nerve to become pinched?

Bell's palsy...: ...usually is not due to a "pinched" nerve at all. The usual cause of Bell's palsy is a herpes infection (herpes simplex virus type 1, i.e. HSV1) involving the facial nerve. Presumably you are under a doctor's care for the problem? If not, see a doctor right away. If you are, keep in touch with that doctor's office. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause a "bell like ringing/vibrations" in my head. Not painful, not dizzy but not pleasant at all either.. ?

What can cause a "bell like ringing/vibrations" in my head.  Not painful, not dizzy but not pleasant at all either..  ?

Many causes: There are many causes to your symptom of tinnitus. You should see your doctor to get an evaluation and potential he either a hearing test or consultation with a specialist. ...Read more

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Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Your symptoms may be a neurological ailment called trigeminal neuralgia. Not a very well understood problem and should see your doctor, who may then possibly refer to a neurologist. There can be a TMJ relation, but tn, associated with bell's palsy, can create symptoms that mimic tmj/tmd. Bell's palsy is not well understood either and may come and go. Seems like you might be improving though. ...Read more

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Can bells palsy cause chest pain on same side?

Can bells palsy cause chest pain on same side?

No, Not related: Bell's palsy is caused by an inflammation of the facial nerve, usually affecting one side, and causing uneven expressions, numbness, and sometime pain behind the ear. It is not related to a stroke, or other neurological condition. It is sometimes thought to be caused by a virus, like chicken pox virus. Most cases recover without treatment in a few months, but sometimes corticosteroids can help. ...Read more

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Can bell's palsy cause problems with eating/swallowing?

No: If you have problems with eating or swallowing, then another diagnosis needs to be considered. The facial nerve (which bell's palsy is a paralysis of) does not innervate the areas involved with eating or swallowing. ...Read more

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Can bells palsy cause other body nerve sensitivity? Like upper body?

Can bells palsy cause other body nerve sensitivity? Like upper body?

Unlikely , but: Bell's palsy is due to interruption of facial nerve function , you may have associated problems like viral infection , hypertension , diabetes , sarcoidosis etc may be causing your upper body problems , see your doctor for examination and diagnostic tests tests . ...Read more

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Atkins diet cause bell's palsy?

Atkins diet cause bell's palsy?

Bell's Palsy: Probably not. This post viral complication is thought to be caused by a person's own immune system creating antibodies that attack the facial nerves on one side of the face. High protein diet is not to be blamed. ...Read more

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Is Bell's palsy contagious or the virus that causes it ?

Is Bell's palsy contagious or the virus that causes it ?

BP is not contagious: Viruses are contagious, -Bells palsy is due to the facial nerve not functioning properly, being weakened or paralyzed ,and can occur after a viral infection. The nerve is damaged by inflammation. Other things can damage the facial nerve and evaluation for other causes should occur, often time limited ...Read more

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