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Is there any new effective treatment for Facial Paralysis??

Is there any new effective treatment for Facial Paralysis??

Facial nerve palsy: Hello QiaoW, thanks for the question. The short answer is no. There's not really any standardized routinely effective treatments for facial nerve palsy. Several things have been tried though like steroids, IVIG or acyclovir. The most common treatment is time. It gets better to varying degrees with time. Good luck to you. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Best treatment for facial paralysis?

Best treatment for facial paralysis?

Steroids&antoviral d: Treatment of bells palsy is to start oral Prednisone and antiviral drugs.The antiviral drugs should be started as soon as the symptoms appear to be effective.Most people recover completely without any ill effects beside the meds you need to keep the affected eye lubricated as there is inability to close the eye on affected side, use artificial tears regularly or use a patch to prevent drying eye. ...Read more

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What can cause partial facial paralysis?

Bells Palsy Facial N: It is facial palsy caused by dysfunction of 7th cranial nerve called facial nerve.It is caused by an inflammation of facial nerve which in turn causes swelling of the facial nerve and causes the assymetry of face due to inability to controlfacial muscles on affected side other conditions that can cause facial palsy are lymes disease, brain tumour and stroke and that is not called bells palsy. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause facial paralysis?

What diseases can cause facial paralysis?

Don't wait: Facial paralysis should be evaluate immediately. Inflammatory conditions known as bell's palsy can be treated with antiviral medicine and steroids to minimize long term problems. Trauma to the face or skull base can also paralyze. Tumors both benign and cancerous can press on the nerve or even invade the nerve to cause paralysis but fortunately are rare. See an ENT specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am experiencing mild facial paralysis?

Facial paralysis: Any paralysis should be seen by your doctor. There are multiple causes for a facial paralysis including stroke, nerve damage, and illnesses. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What checks should be done to find out the causes for facial paralysis.

What checks should be done to find out the causes for facial paralysis.

See a neurologist: A specialist can tell whether the paralysis is central or peripheral in origin The investigations are different but include general physical and blood tests ...Read more

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Can you have facial paralysis at birth?

Yes.: Congenital facial paralysis is not common, but it does happen (i see about 3-4 of these infants/year). It can be caused by a number of things, such as birth trauma, tumor, or absence of some part of the nerve or its origin in the brainstem. ...Read more

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Can plastic surgeron fix facial paralysis condition?

Facial paralysis: Yes. Please look into the plastic Surgery groups at Johns Hopkins or the university if Maryland. ...Read more

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What's the risk of hearing loss and or facial paralysis after mastoid surgery?

What's the risk of hearing loss and or facial paralysis after mastoid surgery?

Mastoid surgery: Mastoid surgery itself may not affect hearing. But there is a small risk of facial paralysis, a complication. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


Dr. James Sidman
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Drooping Of One Side Of Face (Definition)

Facial paralysis is a clinical finding in which a person's facial muscles are unable to be moved or move with less strength. This is often an issue with the nerve of the facial muscles or with a stroke. ...Read more