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Over The Counter Treatment For Bells Palsy
...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bells palsy: Supportive care, keep the eye on the affected side well lubricated with artificial tears during daytime and with eye ointment at night. Protect the eye at night with eye patch and gauze to prevent accidental cornea laceration and dryness. The use of Acyclovir is safe in 2nd and 3rd trimester. Prednisone is a category d in pregnancy, should discuss with physician before using this medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can one cure a bells palsy headache affecting right side of head just above the neck on the affected side?
Anti-inflammatory: The headache and ear pain that come with bell's is caused by strain on the neck and head muscles that are not affected. Your body is trying to compensate for the weak faisal muscles by straining with the one that still work. I get good results by having patients apply heat, and i prescribe something for tension type headaches (like fiorecet) or an nsaid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had bells palsy over a year ago. It has not healed well. Second time i've had it on same side. It still twitches. Will it heal any more?
NO: Bells palsy is a disorder of the seventh cranial nerve. It is usually caused by inflammation of the nerve by a viral infection. A viral infection may occur due to exposure to cold, but is not the cold that causes the disorder. Acute treatment with steroids and antiviral agents may be of value, but most cases recover on their own with time. ...Read more
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
Yes: Depending on what is causing the bells palsy, i would hope to help them recover. Most people who have bell's palsy recover completely, without treatment, in 1 to 2 months. Few have permanent muscle weakness. Bells palsy should not effect emergency dental work if you were wondering about that also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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