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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Paralyzed On One Side Of Face (Overview)

Facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma is the loss of controllable (voluntary) muscle movement in an infant's face due to pressure on the facial nerve just before or at the time of delivery.


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I have a sly freeze sensation on my left side of the face, right beside the eyebrow. Like paralyzed skin in one place?

I have a sly freeze sensation on my left side of the face, right beside the eyebrow. Like paralyzed  skin in one place?

Needs exam..: If what you are describing is sudden face numbness especially with changes of paralysis you need to go to the ED ASAP. This could be a totally benign issue but it could be related to other major problems like a stroke. Even though you are young I don't know the whole history so my suggestion is to get immediate evaluation especially if this is a new symptom. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
32 doctors shared insights

Paralyzed On One Side Of Face (Overview)

Facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma is the loss of controllable (voluntary) muscle movement in an infant's face due to pressure on the facial nerve just before or at the time of delivery.


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Sudden severe upper back pain came out of nowhere on left side around shoulder blade. It's paralyzing. Cannot move.Causes?Treatment? Exercisedaily.32f

Sudden severe upper back pain came out of nowhere on left side around shoulder blade. It's paralyzing. Cannot move.Causes?Treatment? Exercisedaily.32f

Sudden pain: It could be a muscle spasm (cramp). Muscle spasms can be some of the sharpest and most severe pains. However, if it does not improve in a day or two, medical attention is needed for further examination. Did it start after or during a workout? Any additional symptoms? ...Read more

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How do u get rid of face fat? Is running one of the ways I can get rid of face fat? Help

How do u get rid of face fat? Is running one of the ways I can get rid of face fat? Help

Lose weight...: Unless you opt to have a cosmetic procedure done, you can not lose fat specifically in your face without making the lifestyle changes to lose overall body fat. Running will burn calories and when used with a healthy diet, proper sleep, and stress reduction it is a great way to manage your body fat. ...Read more

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Somtimes when I sleep I wake up in the middle of the night, my body is paralyzed and I have illusions. What can I do to prevent that?

Somtimes when I sleep I wake up in the middle of the night, my body is paralyzed and I have  illusions. What can I do to prevent that?

Sleep paralysis: You're having episodes of sleep paralysis, which are often accompanied by hallucinations. Rare episodes are normal, and it tends to occur more often in people who are sleep-deprived. Some narcoleptics have frequent episodes of sleep paralysis. ...Read more

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Can palsy (like facial palsy which can cause the muscles on one side of the face to go limp) be inherited?

Can palsy (like facial palsy which can cause the muscles on one side of the face to go limp) be inherited?

Yes but rare: Facial palsy or paralysis can be inherited but this is rare. There are a number of syndromes that include facial paralysis. If this is present in a newborn then careful evaluation should be done by a pediatric specialist. ...Read more

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I have a sly freeze sensation on my left side of the face, right beside the eyebrow. Like paralyzed skin in one place?

Needs exam..: If what you are describing is sudden face numbness especially with changes of paralysis you need to go to the ED ASAP. This could be a totally benign issue but it could be related to other major problems like a stroke. Even though you are young I don't know the whole history so my suggestion is to get immediate evaluation especially if this is a new symptom. ...Read more

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I got head & face injuries from a assault, it has been just over a week now and today i noticed that one side of my face is lazy & a little paralyzed.

I got head & face injuries from a assault, it has been just over a week now and today i noticed that one side of my face is lazy & a little paralyzed.

See doctor: You should see a physician immediately. This could be caused by either a fracture, nerve damage or swelling from the trauma. Immediate treatment is essential to give nerve best chances of return. ...Read more

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I had a tooth filled, then a few days later face became paralyzed on that side. Dr. Said bells palsy. What is that?

I had a tooth filled, then a few days later face became paralyzed on that side. Dr. Said bells palsy. What is that?

Injury to a nerve: Bell's palsy is due to an injury to the facial nerve which innervates the muscles of the face. In bell's palsy, the facial muscles lose their motor innervation and become paralyzed. This was probably due to an injury to the facial nerve when you received a novocaine injection. This paralysis will pass as the facial nerve heals. ...Read more

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