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How long does bell's palsy usually last?

How long does bell's palsy usually last?

Days to months: Recovery from bell's palsy is quite variable. It can take from a few weeks to many months to recover facial movement. Fortunately, most people will regain normal motion eventually. ...Read more

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How long does bell's palsy typically last?

How long does bell's palsy typically last?

It varies: Healing from bell's palsy can vary considerably. It may take only a few weeks or many months to recover. Most people will recover fully but some people will have permanent weakness or paralysis. ...Read more

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How long will bell's palsy last in a 22 year old?

Varies: It can take from a few weeks to many months for facial motion to return after bell's palsy. The more severe the initial weakness the longer it will usually take to recover but this is quite variable and not related to age. Most will eventually regain normal function. ...Read more

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How long could bells palsy last?

How long could bells palsy last?

Bell's Palsy: Bell's palsy is a condition which affects the nerve that controls the muscles of the face, mouth and eyelids. It usually only affects one side and often resolves in weeks. Some people have more chronic problems with facial muscle weakness. ...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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Can you tell me what is bell's palsy? How long does it last and how is it treated?

Bell's palsy: Bell's palsy is an idiopathic unilateral weakness of the facial musculature. It typically resolves over weeks or months. It is often treated with oral steroidal and antiviral meds. ...Read more

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How long does pulsatile tinnitus last after bells palsy?

Not related: Pulsation tinnitus is not a feature of bells palsy which only refers to facial paralysis or weakness. Pulsatile tinnitus can have many causes. You should have a complete evaluation by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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How long does bell's palsy take b4 it gets better?

3-6 weeks: The majority of people recover completely within 3-6 weeks; if you have absolutely no improvement a week into the disease, have unusual symptoms, or last beyond the 3-6 week time period, other diagnoses need to be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. I had a bell's palsy last sept. And after a month I can move everything back as normal. I am just wondering why is it that everytime I do jogging, the affected area will be painful including my head and my ear as well. Is it normal? Thank u

Dr. I had a bell's palsy last sept. And after a month I can move everything back as normal. I am just wondering why is it that everytime I do jogging, the affected area will be painful including my head and my ear as well. Is it normal? Thank u

It is not unusual.: It is not uncommon after a nerve injury (such as bell's palsy) to experience the symptoms again during times when the body is under a stress of some sort - so you might experience symptoms when you are ill, not sleeping well, or, as in your case, exercising. ...Read more

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How much time does bell palsy last?

Bell Palsy: Very variable in time, some can clear in days and some can take months to clear, in rare cases the palsy can be permanent. ...Read more

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Bell palsy, how long does it take to wear off?

Depends: The recovery time for bell's plasy varies greatly. Some level of recovery is possible in a few weeks. However, only about 1/4 of patients will completly recover. Almost 3/4 of patients will recover to "near normal." the time to recovery varies greatly by individual. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bell's palsy to heal?

Variable course: Bells palsy typically runs its course over 4-12 weeks. Keep in mind however that the condition can remain permanent. Usually the weakness in the face starts rapidly then slowly resolves based on the degree of inflammation within the nerve as well as whether or not intervention has occurred and how much damage was done to the nerve. The earlier recovery starts the better chance of full recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bell palsy from forceps to leave?

How long does it take for bell palsy from forceps to leave?

Not Bell's palsy: Bell's palsy is facial weakness or paralysis that has no definite cause and may be due to a viral infection. Facial palsy from forceps trauma is usually temporary since the nerve is bruised and not actually cut. This weakness can days days or months to recover depending on how badly the nerve was injured. Permanent weakness is rare. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from bell's palsy?

It varies: There is no specific time for recovery from a bell's palsy. Some patients recover faster then others. There is a small number of patients who never recover but the majority recover eventually. ...Read more

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My bells palsy is not yet fully healed its been 2 years now. How long will it take?

My bells palsy is not yet fully healed its been 2 years now. How long will it take?

Question Bells: If it is true bell's palsy, it is unlikely that it will improve at this point. But, was the diagnosis correct to begin with? Have you had any imaging tests such as MRI or ct? I would suggest you revisit the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I was diagnosed with a low form of bell's palsy how long until I see results?

Something is not cle: There is no such thing as a lw form of bell's palsy. What results are you waiting for. Bell's palsy is a paralysis of the vii cranial nerve. It produces a droop of one side of the face. It is usually self limiting an improves but t times it does not improve. Your doctor might have prescribed some medication depending on what he or she thinks is the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Does half the face remain stiff after bell's palsy? How long does it take to get cured fully?

Does half the face remain stiff after bell's palsy? How long does it take to get cured fully?

Bell's Palsy: It can take up to 6 months for your face to recover movement after Bell's Palsy. Sometimes the recovery is not complete. ...Read more

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How long does it take for treatment to cure bells palsy?

Most cases resolve: Spontaneously, whether given meds or not. Some controversy regarding use of antivirals, but steroids do add some value. Most cases fully resolve within about 4 weeks, and the usual recovery figure is about 92%, so things usually work out very well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for prednisone 5mg totake effect (i've been diagnosed with bell's palsy)?

Variable: Bells palsy is due to compression of the facial nerve in its narrow canal leaving the inside of the skull to the face. Depending upon the degree of swelling felt due to viral infection of the nerve, the recovery is variable. Prednisone can cut down the swelling and limit the damage, but Prednisone cannot get to a compressed nerve.
We usually give six months for best recovery. ...Read more

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I'm 44 and for the last 6 Months my left cheek has been twitching almost continuously. I had bells palsy 2 years ago. Is this related?

I'm 44 and for the last 6 Months my left cheek has been twitching almost continuously. I had bells palsy 2 years ago. Is this related?

Could be: If same side, might be consequence of re-innervation in area of prior facial nerve compromise. But your description could be consistent with hemifacial spasms or facial myokymia, and this needs to be distinguished, and appropriate tests and therapies accomplished.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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With bell's palsy and steroids how long does it take for your eye to recover and be able to blink and close eye?

With bell's palsy and steroids how long does it take for your eye to recover and be able to blink and close eye?

Weeks to months: It takes weeks to months to recover. If your eye is bothering you, see an ophthalmologist for help. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Bells palsy on right side of face 3 yrs ago and in the last 3 weeks my right eye has started to water is this due to the BP?

Diagnosed with Bells palsy on right side of face 3 yrs ago and in the last 3 weeks my right eye has started to water is this due to the BP?

May be: You need to see a doctor
First is you BP is too high.
Do you have any problem closing your eye, otherwise we your eye are watering, do you have symptoms similar to your old Bell's palsy
See a doctor please and make sure you are having a stroke ...Read more

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I've had 5 bouts of bells palsy since 15 yr old. 08/2012 being the last. Could I have a pituitary tumor? I'm being treated for hypothyroidism

I've had 5 bouts of bells palsy since 15 yr old. 08/2012 being the last. Could I have a pituitary tumor? I'm being treated for hypothyroidism

Unlikely: I highly doubt you have had 5 attacks of bell's palsy. Yes, you may have had 5 attacks of facial nerve problems, but bell's palsy is but one type. A pituitary tumor as a cause is pretty unlikely, but 5 attacks demands a close evaluation, including mri. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. Little red in ear canal. Pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?

Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. Little red in ear canal. Pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?

Could be shingles: Varicella zoster, or shingles, can affect the ear canal and also affect the 7th cranial nerve causing bell's palsy. Have a dr look carefully into your ear canal to see if there are any rashes evident of shingles there. Good luck. ...Read more

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