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How Long Does Bell S Palsy Usually Last
...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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
Bell's palsy Rx: Usually you are prescribed steroid for between 5 and 10 days. ...Read more
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
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