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34yr fem left facial palsy?

34yr fem left facial palsy?

Depends on cause: You should see a Facial Plastic Surgeon (ENT) or Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial paralysis. The treatment depends on the cause of the paralysis, the severity, and the length of time it has been present. This problem can always be improved! ...Read more

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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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How is facial palsy diagnosed?

How is facial palsy diagnosed?

See your doctor.: Facial palsy can be the result of numerous conditions. Typically, the cause can be determined by visiting your physician so they can take a history and examine you. Sometimes, imaging studies, like an MRI, can be performed to help determine a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to diagnose the facial palsy?

How to diagnose the facial palsy?

Facial palsy: Having a facial palsy can be diagnosed after visual inspection during attempted movement of the facial muscles. The subsequent work up to determine the cause depends on the findings and the history.. ...Read more

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What is the physiotherapy of facial palsy?

What is the physiotherapy of facial palsy?

Smiling: The most common cause of facial palsy is bell's palsy. This involves the facial nerve. Recovery takes time as the nerve regrows. Use of the facial muscle should be normal and natural. Smiling and laughing use many facial muscles and are very good physiotherapy. Also try singing! ...Read more

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What are causes of facial palsy?

What are causes of facial palsy?

Bell's palsy: Most cases tracked to viral infections. Herpes simplex mostly but rarely Herpes Zoster. Can see in elderly with stroke and even brain tumors or sarcoidosis to mention a few ...Read more

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How do I care a facial palsy at home?

How do I care a facial palsy at home?

Eye care: One of the issues with a facial palsy is incomplete eye closing and lack of good lubrication of the eye and cornea from the lacrimal gland (also supplied by the facial nerve). Most facial palsy 's will improve. Care of the eye during the weakness with eye drops and eye lubricants at night helps protect the cornea of the eye from exposure and drying. ...Read more

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I have facial palsy. After > 1 month is the recovery slow?

I have facial palsy. After > 1 month is the recovery slow?

No, be patient: If the facial paralysis is Bell's palsy, it could take a few months to get better. However, you should see a specialist such as a Facial Plastic Surgeon (ENT) or Plastic surgeon to make sure there is nothing else to be looked into here. ...Read more

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Tell me the difference between bell's palsy and facial palsy?

Both facial palsies: Bell's palsy is facial weakness or paralysis that is thought to be due to a viral infection of the facial nerve. There are other causes of facial palsy including tumor growth, stroke, infection and trauma to name a few. ...Read more

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I had a facial palsy 3 months ago and the recovery is much slow?

Facial exercises..: Facial or bell's palsy is unfortunately quite common. Though most reverse entirely in several weeks, a significant number of cases leave some residual weakness (droopy eyelid, side of mouth, drool). I believe facial exercises, physical therapy may help. Cause probably viral inflamation (possibly herpes simplex). Must differentiate from stroke. Don't presume, see doc. ...Read more

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Any difference between bell's palsy and facial palsy or they are the same?

Bell's /facial palsy: Bell's palsy refers to a weakness of the facial nerve (nerve that controls the movement of the facial muscles) from an unknown cause. Facial palsy refers to a weakness in the facial nerve. Bell's palsy is a type of facial palsy but other types include stroke, chicken pox virus (ramsey-hunt syndrome), tumors on the facial nerve, tumors that compress the facial nerve, and trauma of the facial nerve. ...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


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Paralyzed On One Side Of Face (Definition)

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 ...Read more