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

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

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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Mild facial paralysis can be cured completely without leaving any sign of it? After being cured it can come back again ? We should always be alert ?

Mild facial paralysis can be cured completely without leaving any sign of it?
After being cured it can come back again ?
We should always  be alert ?

? Bells palsy ?: Acute facial paralysis can occur after viral infection that affects the facial nerve. However, it can also be sign of stroke or ms or brain tumor. Rare genetic disorders can cause recurrent facial paralysis. You need a thorough medical and neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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Is facial paralysis hereditary?

Is facial paralysis hereditary?

FacialPalsy not Here: No it is not hereditary most of the times, except rare genetic condition mekersson rosenthol syndrome. ...Read more

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What can cause facial paralysis?

What can cause facial paralysis?

Lots of things: Many problems can cause facial paralysis. It can be congenital, from a tick bite, ear infection, tumor in the face or skull, brain tumor, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc. Most commonly in adults, it is caused by a virus infection of the nerve that provides facial movement. ...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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How can I treat facial paralysis in early stages?

Depends on cause: If it is a Bell's palsy (no tumor, infection, etc), then most of us would recommend a short dose of high dose steroids, and an antiviral medication. The sooner the better. See an ENT doctor for help ...Read more

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Is there a condition that can cause occasional facial paralysis?

Yes: There are a few causes of recurrent facial paralysis. Melkersson-rosenthal syndrome, certain viral infections, etc can cause this. ...Read more

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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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If my bell's palsy facial paralysis hasn't gone away after a year will it ever go away?

Unlikely: Most people with true bell's palsy will recover most or all of their facial movement with time. Some will have permanent paralysis or weakness. If your face has not improved at all then you should see an ENT specialist for more evaluation. It is possible that you have another problem that has caused your facial paralysis such as a tumor growth and this should be checked. ...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