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What's infantile paralysis mean?

What's infantile paralysis mean?

Polio: Infantile paralysis is an old synonym for poliomyelitis, an acute and often devastating viral disease. ...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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Which disease causes infantile paralysis?

Which disease causes infantile paralysis?

Polio: Infantile paralysis is an old term for poliomyelitis, an acute and often devastating viral disease. ...Read more

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What are the tests for infantile paralysis?

Depends on exam.: A thorough physical and neurological exam is a must; based on the findings from that exam, the doctor can determine what other tests are needed. There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and they can differ in how they present and what tests must be done. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of infantile paralysis?

Depends on cause.: There are a number of different causes of infantile paralysis; each can present a little differently. Paralysis, however, refers to loss of muscle function, either localized or generalized, and can be due to muscle or nerve problems. ...Read more

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What childhood disease causes infantile paralysis?

What childhood disease causes infantile paralysis?

Polio: One of the older names for the neurologic consequences of polio is Infantile Paralysis. It caused the paralysis in some but not all of those who had the illness. There have been some cases of a non-polio paralysis that were reported in the past year in parts of the country. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for infantile paralysis?

Depends on cause.: There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and correct treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What are the tests for paralysis, infantile?

Depends on exam.: A thorough physical and neurological exam is a must; based on the findings from that exam, the doctor can determine what other tests are needed. There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and they can differ in how they present and what tests must be done. ...Read more

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Name of jungle drug for muscle paralysis?

Curare: This is probably the drug you are looking for. ...Read more

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Can there be is any medicine for paralysis?

Not yet: There is no specific medicine that can reverse paralysis. There have been many clinical studies done for spinal cord injury, and there are putative substances that may slow the process, but nothing has been proven yet in a randomized phase iii placebo controlled trial. ...Read more

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Hi I have Facial paralysis in my right side of my face. My medicine program finished 2 days ago and have very pain in my right side for 2 days.

Hi I have Facial paralysis in my right side of my face. My medicine program finished 2 days ago and have very pain in my right side for 2 days.

Bell's Palsy: Hi. Was it a course of prednisone you just finished? Give it time. Some people with Bell's Palsy experience pain. If the pain persists, you should see a neurologist or a pain clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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In case of paralysis of a leaf of the diaphragm, is a surgical procedure needed or can it be treated by medicines only?

In case of paralysis of a leaf of the diaphragm, is a surgical procedure needed or can it be treated by medicines only?

Surgical procedure: If only one side of the diaphragm is paralyzed, and the muscle is so thinned out it is pushing on the lung, sometimes a procedure to plicate the muscle is performed. This should be done by a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in this technique in a minimally invasive fashion - thoracoscopiccally, or laparoscopically. I am not aware of medication that will work for this. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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A 45 year old patient got fascial palsy, she was given drugs with no benefit, its going for three month didn't get any better, what can be done? Thnx

A 45 year old patient got fascial palsy, she was given drugs with no benefit, its going for three month didn't get any better, what can be done? Thnx

See a doc: Usually facial palsy gets better. In many cases though it doesn't conpletely recover. First she should see a doc to be sure it is just facial palsy. ...Read more

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Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Yes.: Medications used in numbing injections temporarily interrupt the entire function of the nerve injected. If the nerved which was injected is a sensory and motor nerve (meaning that it goes to/serves a muscle), the injection would cause numbness and paralysis. Ortho patients who have had "blocks" to improve pain control post-op experience this effect commonly. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause cerebral palsy?

Can drugs cause cerebral palsy?

Not directly: Cerebral palsy is caused by injury to an immature brain. It typically occurs when a child is born early or has an event where they have inadequate blood suppply or oxygen to the brain for a signifcant length of time. ...Read more

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Bulbar palsy, what are the drugs treatment?

Clarify: Pseudobulbar palsy? Or bulbar palsy? The treatments are different. Speak to your neurologist for options. ...Read more

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With cerebral palsy should I be taking medicine?

With cerebral palsy should I be taking medicine?

Confusing question: CP is a stable defect in movement and posture related to an injury to the nervous system that occurred in the first 3 years of life. There is no "medicine" to treat CP, but a patient with the disorder may have a variety of related problems (seizures, excess salivation, etc) that might benefit from medication. ...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 don't 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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How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle contraction. The paralysis in the skeletal muscle lasts for about 3 months. It lasts up to 9-12 months if used in the detrusor muscle in the bladder. Strength eventually returns when new connections are created between the nerves and the muscles. ...Read more

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Can anti-seizure medicine be used to treat bell's palsy?

No: Bell's palsy is facial weakness or paralysis that is thought to be caused by a viral infection. It is not a seizure and therefore those seizure medications would not be helpful. ...Read more

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Why can't a person with cerebral palsy have a reversal drug such as narcan (naloxone)?

Why can't a person with cerebral palsy have a reversal drug such as narcan (naloxone)?

Clarification: Are you asking if Narcan (naloxone) reverses cp? No, it doesn't. Sometimes Botox is used for flexion contractures in hypertonic CP (increased muscle tone, decreased strength.) sometimes surgery is used for tight heel cords, either spinal or at the heel cords themselves. With hypotonia, low resistance to passive movement & decreased strength, no medication increases tone. Physical & occupational therapy help. ...Read more

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My son 14 years is a case of cerebral palsy advise treatment or medicine to make life comfortable?

My son 14 years is a case of cerebral palsy advise treatment or medicine to make life comfortable?

Depends: Depends a lot on the kind of CP he has. Functional level will dictate orthopedic treatment, and many of the physiatry treatments (braces, wheelchairs etc). In a non- ambulatory patient, a good wheelchair is of utmost importance because they spend most of their time there. Ambulatory assistance may be more important in some less involved children. Surgery or gait aids may help. ...Read more

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My child takes chloral hydrae for sleep he has cerebral palsy. Is there concerns with this drug for long term use besides dependency affecting organs?

My child takes chloral hydrae for sleep he has cerebral palsy. Is there concerns with this drug for long term use besides dependency affecting organs?

Yes. 25 mg/kg/day: Of Chloral Hydrate given long-term can ^ risk of central sleep apnea from CNS depression, obstructive sleep apnea from respiratory depression, aspiration pneumonia if given on a full stomach, diarrhea & vomiting if not given with a full glass of water, adverse interactions with anti-epileptics like phenobarbital & some other meds, liver & kidney damage, drug dependence, etc. Please see comment. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter is currently taking antibiotics for Bell's palsy and has come down with the cold. Can I give her cold medicine as well?

My 3 year old daughter is currently taking antibiotics for Bell's palsy and has come down with the cold. Can I give her cold medicine as well?

Cold medicine: Yes you may give cold medicine as long as it does not have significant interactions with the Antibiotic. If you have any questions about the interactions of the medications please discuss it with her doctor. ...Read more

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Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

See answer below: The short answer is that the brain sends commands down the cord to tell the muscles to move. If the cord is injured, the information cannot reach the muscles and the muscles, consequently do not move. ...Read more

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. Sanjiv Kaul
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Infantile Paralysis (Definition)

Infantile paralysis, also called polio, is an infection with the poliovirus causing muscle weakness and paralysis. Polio is rare now with vaccination, and paralysis is also an uncommon symptom, affecting only a ...Read more