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How to get rid of facial palsy?

Depends on timing: First your doctor needs to determine the cause of the paralysis. If it is from a virus, then just wait. Almost all of these will go away on their own. If there is some other problem such as a tumor, it needs to be taken care of first. If the palsy lasts more than 1 year, see a facial plastic surgeon to discuss options for making the face work properly. There are some very good options. ...Read more

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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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How to get rid of right facial palsy?

How to get rid of right facial palsy?

Depends on cause: Many things can cause facial palsy- viral infection, tumors, strokes to name a few. Recovery will be different depending on the cause and the severity. If not already done, you should be evaluated by a facial/ent specialist or a neurologist and they can advise you on your possible recovery. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stammering?

How to get rid of stammering?

Complex reaction: Stammering is complex and dependent on queus. Speech therapists can help you with your stammer. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way I can get rid of bell's palsy?

Bell's palsy: The course of Bell's palsy may be self-limiting with no residual damage, but because of the potential for irreversible injury to the facial nerve and related musculature, early treatment is recommended. Primary medications for management are prednisone and antivirals such as acyclovir and famciclovir. ...Read more

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Please tell me the fastest way i can get rid of bell's palsy?

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Bell's palsy: The course of Bell's palsy may be self-limiting with no residual damage, but because of the potential for irreversible injury to the facial nerve and related musculature, early treatment is recommended. Primary medications for management are prednisone and antivirals such as acyclovir and famciclovir. ...Read more

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How would you suggest that i get rid of bells palsy?

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How would you suggest that i get rid of bells palsy?

Paliatively: Most people recover completely, without treatment in 1 to 2 months. Especially true if you can still partly move your facial muscles. Some people may have permanent muscle weakness or other problems on the affected side of the face but it is rare. Treatment with corticosteroids is common which helps lower long term side effects. Also if it is caused by a virus, Acyclovir is helpful. ...Read more

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What is cranial nerve palsy and how can get rid of this?

What is cranial nerve palsy and how can get rid of this?

paralysis: Many different causes of cranial nerve palsies, with perhaps most common, bell's with facial nerve weakness, but also, diabetics may experience double vision from oculomotor palsy. The cranial nerves subserve the face, mouth, throat, and neck. Treatment is too variable to discuss here, but mayo clinic site does get into more detail. ...Read more

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How to get rid of migraine?

How to get rid of migraine?

Complicated Q, but..: There r many types of migraine, and many rx's. If you've never had work-up for cause, c ur gp or a neurologist for evaluation. Ur description, blood tests, an MRI may be important. For now, try drinking a lot of water/fruit juice, rest in dark room, take two advil (ibuprofen) or alleve with a bit of food, avoid cheeses & wines, drink 2 cups of caffeinated coffee, and do some deep relaxation breathing. Smile. ...Read more

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How to get rid of migraine?

Migraine: Many treatments include rest, fluids, and antiinflammatories.Very effective class of drugs called triptans. ...Read more

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How to get rid of vestibular papillomatosis?

How to get rid of vestibular papillomatosis?

VESTIBULAR PAPILLOMA: A GYNECOLOGIST IS THE DOCTOR TO SEE FOR THIS CONDITION. SEE ONE SOON AND GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to correct or get rid of cerebral palsy in my left leg?

Can you tell me how to correct or get rid of cerebral palsy in my left leg?

Unlikely to happen: By definition, cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement and or posture caused by injury to the brain during the formative years.The brain cells that have been damaged cannot be repaired. Treatment focuses on physical therapy to teach remaining nerves to work around the defects as well as possible. Diligent efforts in therapy can reduce the impact of CP but seldom remove all the effects. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of facial spots?

What to do to get rid of facial spots?

Rid of Facial Spots: How best to get rid of facial spots depends on the appearance, color, cause, size, location and also your skin color. Are they flat, bumpy, red, brown, black, mixture? Many techniques exist. From lasers, ipl, liquid nitrogen, hyfercration, and surgical removal. See a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for discussion of your options. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a double chin?

How to get rid of a double chin?

Chin or neck?: Many people describe fullness in the neck as a double chin. A cleft is very different. Treatment options for the neck include facelift, Smartlipo, liposuction, lipodissolve, Ultherapy, Venus Legacy, Coolsculpting and the list goes on. Consult with a plastic surgeon can help you sort out your best option. If you have a cleft chin, I recommend leaving it alone. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fifth disease?

How to get rid of fifth disease?

Let it pass: Fifth disease is a benign viral illness that is usually experienced in childhood. It is first evident with a rosy cheek appearance with mild fever, followed by fading of the extra color in the cheeks.At this point a salmon colored rash appears on the extremities and trunk. As soon as the general rash appears, it is no longer considered contagious.The rash can come and go for weeks. Rx is supportive. ...Read more

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Do you know how to get rid of ear infections sort of permanently?

Do you know how to get rid of ear infections sort of permanently?

No: Some people are prone to frequent ear infections. They will generally improve with time, as the child grows, and their eustacian tubes enlarge. ...Read more

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How to get rid of eye scars?

How to get rid of eye scars?

See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold fast?

How to get rid of a cold fast?

You don't.: W/o drugs: drink lots of fluids and get plenty of sleep. A cold due to a virus must run it's natural course, of ~3-5 days of symptoms. Otherwise: take antihistamines to dry up the runny nose; decongestants to clear the "stuffed up head"; nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) to break a fever and expectorants to help clear the mucous. All these drugs treat the symptoms, not the virus, so they may make it last longer! ...Read more

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How to get rid of this stubborn facial sunburn?

How to get rid of this stubborn facial sunburn?

No magic: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the flu fast?

How to get rid of the flu fast?

If you have the Flu: hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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How would you suggest that i get rid of bells palsy?

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Paliatively: Most people recover completely, without treatment in 1 to 2 months. Especially true if you can still partly move your facial muscles. Some people may have permanent muscle weakness or other problems on the affected side of the face but it is rare. Treatment with corticosteroids is common which helps lower long term side effects. Also if it is caused by a virus, Acyclovir is helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bells palsy?

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What is the best treatment for bells palsy?

Be patient: The prognosis for individuals with Bell's palsy is generally very good and spontaneous recovery is fairly common. Primary medications for management are prednisone and antivirals such as acyclovir and famciclovir. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the treatment of bells palsy?

Steroids: When we diagnose bell's palsy within a week of the onset of the symptoms, we treat with Prednisone and an antiviral medication, either Acyclovir or famacycolvir. Studies show that symptoms seem to improve quicker or may be less severe after the treatment. ...Read more

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

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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Can the shingles vacine prevent bells palsy?

No: The varicella vaccine can prevent chicken pox/shingles infection, but is not a deterrent for bell's palsy. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed w/ bells palsy after 7days got this excruciatingly painful headache & pain behind my ear & jaw. Is this normal? Is there any treatment?

Was diagnosed w/ bells palsy after 7days got this excruciatingly painful headache & pain behind my ear & jaw. Is this normal? Is there any treatment?

No: Pain is not typical of bell's palsy. However, if the eye does not close as a result if the bell's, then significant drying of the eye can occur. Pain from the eye is poorly localized, so your pain may be from this. You need to see an eye md to see if this is the case. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way I can get rid of bell's palsy?

Bell's palsy: The course of Bell's palsy may be self-limiting with no residual damage, but because of the potential for irreversible injury to the facial nerve and related musculature, early treatment is recommended. Primary medications for management are prednisone and antivirals such as acyclovir and famciclovir. ...Read more

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Please tell me the fastest way i can get rid of bell's palsy?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Bell's palsy: The course of Bell's palsy may be self-limiting with no residual damage, but because of the potential for irreversible injury to the facial nerve and related musculature, early treatment is recommended. Primary medications for management are prednisone and antivirals such as acyclovir and famciclovir. ...Read more

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Bells palsy resolving, should I still get mri?

Bells palsy resolving, should I still get mri?

Might not need it: Followup on bell's palsy is usually clinical, unless your first MRI demonstrated some type of abnormal lesion that your doctor wishes to follow up on... ...Read more

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Could someone possibly get 'bells palsy' by getting your tragus pierced?

No: The facial nerve runs underneath the ear but tragus is very far from it, anatomically speaking. So it would be impossible to damage it when the tragus is worked on. ...Read more

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It's ok for me to get hair extensions wail i still have bells palsy? I still have headaches... It's been 2 weeks sense I have been diagnosed.

It's ok for me to get hair extensions wail i still have bells palsy? I still have headaches... It's been 2 weeks sense I have been diagnosed.

Should be ok..: Sorry to hear of your trouble with bells' palsy. Fortunately, most cases of this illness resolves completely in 2-3 months. It should be ok for you to get hair extension as this should not influence the healing status of you bells' palsy. Motrin/tylenol/excedrine may help with your headache. Follow-up with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with bells palsy 3 days ago my doctor told me it was a little bit t late to get treated but i dont understand mine medicine is only20mg?

Bells Palsy: Bells palsy is only a diagnosis of exclusion, not a primary diagnosis especially if its the first time happening. 3 days is still early enough to begin treatment if other pathologies are sufficiently excluded to make idiopathic facial Nerve inflammation and compression the likely diagnosis. The starting Prednisone dose should be at least 60 mg for 3 days followed by taper to be effective. See ENT. ...Read more

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Does bells palsy ever get better?

Yes: Most people with bell's palsy will regain normal facial movement. This may take weeks or months however. Some people will only regain some movement and a few will remain completely paralyzed. ...Read more

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I got bells palsy in december (had a mri)and have healed physically. I still get the terrible pains in the back of the head sometimes. Is this normal?

HA post Bells: May be post inflammatory neuralgia, since many times bells palsy is due to inflammation of the 7th nerve (facial nerve). Otc Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) for a few days may help reduce the inflammation and headache, if not, see your doc. ...Read more

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I got bells palsy december 2013= i had a mri. My face is 90% recovered but i still get the terrible headaches. Is this normal? Can go on a plane?

I got bells palsy december 2013= i had a  mri. My face is 90% recovered but i still get the terrible headaches.  Is this normal? Can go on a plane?

What's tender?: Most headaches come from muscle and fascia in the head, neck, upper shoulders, and upper back. Regardless of the bells palsy. Touch and feel where you are tender when you have a headache. If there are tender spots in back of neck, head, upper shoulders, see massage or myofascial release. Learn about myofascial pain. Learn more: www.Blatmanhealthandwellness.Com winers' guide to pain relief, book. ...Read more

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I suffered bells palsy 3yrs ago on left face.Now its on my right.Does this have to do with my recent right wisdom tooth surgery?wil ds get permanent?

I suffered bells palsy 3yrs ago on left face.Now its on my right.Does this have to do with my recent right wisdom tooth surgery?wil ds get permanent?

7thcranial nerve: Its possibly from the a anesthetic injection in the area of the Seventh cranial nerve distribution- in which case it will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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What is cranial nerve palsy and how can get rid of this?

paralysis: Many different causes of cranial nerve palsies, with perhaps most common, bell's with facial nerve weakness, but also, diabetics may experience double vision from oculomotor palsy. The cranial nerves subserve the face, mouth, throat, and neck. Treatment is too variable to discuss here, but mayo clinic site does get into more detail. ...Read more

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How to get rid of facial palsy?

Depends on timing: First your doctor needs to determine the cause of the paralysis. If it is from a virus, then just wait. Almost all of these will go away on their own. If there is some other problem such as a tumor, it needs to be taken care of first. If the palsy lasts more than 1 year, see a facial plastic surgeon to discuss options for making the face work properly. There are some very good options. ...Read more

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How to get rid of right facial palsy?

Depends on cause: Many things can cause facial palsy- viral infection, tumors, strokes to name a few. Recovery will be different depending on the cause and the severity. If not already done, you should be evaluated by a facial/ent specialist or a neurologist and they can advise you on your possible recovery. ...Read more

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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


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Bells Palsy (Definition)

A disorder affecting the nerve that controls movement of muscles in the face. Symptoms usually occur on only one ...Read more