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Paralysis On One Side Of The Face
Have Bell's palsy, one month so far but noticed my eye brow on side of paralysis is higher than the normal side of face. Is this common or normal?
Bell's palsy: Yes. The seventh cranial nerve controls movement of the facial muscles. Paralysis of the face can lead to an inability to close the eye. It is important to protect the eye at night with eye ointment and a patch to avoid injury. You should start to see recovery soon and continue over the next six months.
...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
Physical Therapy: Ask your doctor (pmd, neurologist) for a physical therapy prescription. You can try some one your own but I would recommend working with someone who can monitor your progress. I'm not advocating any specific sites, but there are some examples on the internet.
Can palsy (like facial palsy which can cause the muscles on one side of the face to go limp) be inherited?
How can one cure a bells palsy headache affecting right side of head just above the neck on the affected side?
My husband's right side of the face has been dropping and his cheeks feel flat. Is this some form of paralysis?
Face drooping: Needs neurological evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible infection: I would see a doctor right away. A dentist or ENT physician would be appropriate. The most common cause of head pain is a tooth problem.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Just finished meds for ear infection still can't hear & have paralysis in right side of face. Is this normal?
Pinched nerve in the spine can cause temp face paralysis Bell Palsy? Started sleeping on right side and started moving left face. Inflammation? Chiro?
Facial nerve: Bells palsy is caused by compression or inflammation of the facial nerve. The nerve starts in the brain stem and exists skull away from the spine. In my opinion a cervical spine problem would be an unusual cause of Bell's palsy. Don't think cervical manipulation with a chiropractor would be very beneficial for this condition.
My bf was diag'd w shingles in his ear & ball palsy. He has partial face paralysis but now feels tingling on the other side; could it become paralzyed?
Bell's palsy: It would be most unusual to have shingles on both sides of the face simultaneously. I assume he is on antiviral medication and possibly also on corticosteroid medication like prednisone as well. He should notify the treating physician of this new symptom if it persists or worsens so that consultation with or reevaluation by the neurologist will be obtained.
Is getting sharp pains on the right side of my head over getting mad n my jaw getting stuck a sign of facial paralysis or stroke? Also my eye twitches
Muscle tension: You are more likely clenching your teeth tightly and and causing the symptoms you describe. If these do not resolve fairly quickly or you develop weakness prompt physician evaluation is necessary.
Rarely: Bells palsy his weakness of the facial muscles perhaps due to a viral infection in the facial nerve. It is rare for this to affect both sides of the face. Anyone who presents with new facial weakness should be thoroughly evaluated by either a facial surgeon or a neurologist.See 1 more doctor answer
I have bells palsy in the left side of face and when feeling returns I feel pain. Is this normal?
Common: It is common to have sensory complaints and some pain with bell's palsy and during the recovery from it.
Bell's palsy: I would suggest you see a neurologist to see if the origin or cause of the Bell's palsy can be determine. There are treatments available for this type of palsy but it is normally done under the care of a neurologist.
Facial weakness: Bell palsy develops when the nerve to the facial muscles on one side is irritated, probably from a virus. It causes trouble closing the eyelid on one side, or drooling from weakness of the mouth and you may have trouble smiling. We usually try to hurry along improvement by treating with Prednisone and an anti-viral medication if we see you within one week from symptom onset.
Front of face got hit. Right side of face looks like Bell's palsy from irritated nerve. Will my face go back to normal?
BEll's Palsy: Front of face got hit. Right side of face looks like Bell's palsy from irritated nerve. Will my face go back to normal? ANS: Bell's is from paralyzed nerve not irritated. Would be unusual from being hit in front. So if you try to wrinkle your forehead does it do it? Can do video consult to help now. Here till 4 AM PCT.
Rarely: Bell's palsy can affect both sides of the face but that is rare. If someone has weakness or paralysis on both sides of the face then a complete evaluation, likely with and MRI or cat scan, should be done to rule out other causes of facial weakness. A neurologist, ENT specialist or a neurosurgeon can do this type of work up.See 1 more doctor answer
I have bell's palsy on the left side of my face but on that same side I have a lot of pain on that whole side what is going on and what should I do?
Cause!: What have yo been told the cause of the bell's palsy is from. Most common is a virus. You are taking Acyclovir and steroids, this appears as if it is from shingles (herpes zoster). If this is the case, your pain is most likely from that. Post herpetic neuralgia. Neurontin, gabapentin, or Lyrica (pregabalin) can help with this phn.See 2 more doctor answers
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