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Treatment for sixth nerve palsy?

Treatment for sixth nerve palsy?

Determine cause: The sixth nerve can be affected by many disorders of the nervous system. The cause must be determined. Many cases improve with time as long as the cause is not tumor or other mass. Surgery and glasses do not help. ...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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How is third nerve palsy diagnosed?

How is third nerve palsy diagnosed?

History and exam: Typically the diagnosis of a third nerve palsy is made by a history of double vision and then a clinical exam that demonstrates and abnormality of the opening of the eyelid (ptosis), the pupillary size (bigger) and/or the eye movement. Imaging may be useful for uncovering the cause, but the diagnosis is made clinically. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for congenital third nerve palsy?

What is the best treatment for congenital third nerve palsy?

See neurologist. : I recommend seeing a neurologist to better address your treatment needs. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for third nerve palsy?

What are the treatment options for third nerve palsy?

Third nerve palsy: can have multiple etiologies (congenital or acquired). Some causes do not need intervention and time may resolve the signs and symptoms. Some require intervention (such as those caused by mass effect). Ask your ophthalmologist what the cause of your 3rd nerve palsy is and he /she can give you treatment options. ...Read more

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Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Sometimes: Ulnar nerve entrapment typically occurs at the elbow, but can also occur at the wrist. A short course of anti-inflammatories, bracing, and activity modification can usually resolve the symptoms. A referral to a specialist may be needed if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What is the surgery for fourth nerve palsy called?

Fourth Nerve palsy: Surgery for just a fourth nerve palsy surgery is extremely rare and normally related to a tumor. There is no special surgical name that we use for this surgery. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for latent squint and fourth nerve palsy?

Rare: Rare cases of migraine can cause double vision due to ophthalmoplegia. A virus can attack cranial nerves but usually facial (bells). There is a benign familial 4th nerve defect but not intermittent. Other causes can be serious and need a detailed MRI exam. ...Read more

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Please help! what is third cranial nerve paresis?

Oculomotor nerve: The following can occur: a large unreactive pupil, lack of function of most of eye muscles which control movement of the eye, drooping of eyelid. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for median nerve entrapment?

Depends on severity!: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with splinting at night, streroid injections, and outpatient surgery. My bias is to get an injection first. I would get nerve conduction studies prior to surgery. Also, the median nerve can be trapped higher up: this is called pronator teres syndrome, and is above the wrist and immeidately below the elbow. Check it out on wikipedia. ...Read more

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What is the definition of third cranial nerve paresis?

3rd CN weakness: The third cranial nerve for the motor and learn sponsorable for my opening, extra ocular muscle control. Lesions of the third cranial nerve causes drooping or ptosis of the eyelid and because of weakness of the extraocular muscles that is detected clinically as double vision. ...Read more

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What causes a radial nerve palsy?

Wrist drop: Radial nerve can be compressed against the upper arm bone (the humerus) , e.g. By falling sleep with arm hanging over a chair (saturday night palsy!) or by crutches in the armpit or by traction in the operating theater etc and cause wrist drop. An EMG can diagnose the site. ...Read more

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Is a stellate ganglion block appropriate treatment for post herpetic neuralgia, along the trigeminal nerve. ?

Is a stellate ganglion block appropriate treatment for post herpetic neuralgia, along the trigeminal nerve.  ?

Possibly: Stellate nerve blocks are often used to treat peripherial nerve problems caused by injuries or trauma. They are designed to block sympathetic nerves. The trigeminal nerve is a cranial nerve, that does not go through the spine or neck, so i don't know if the stellate block would help. The sympathetic nerves do contribute to eyelid motion and facial flushing, so it may be worth a try. ...Read more

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Is radial nerve palsy considered disabled?

Yes: Radial nerve palsy is disabling as it prevents you from extending your wrist and fingers due to lose of nerve supply to the muscles in the forearm responsible for extension. ...Read more

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What are the treatment optios for ulnar nerve entrapment?

Ulnar nerve: Sorry you are having trouble with your ulnar nerve. This is a pretty broad question because there are multiple sites where nerves can be entrapped. I would discuss with a physiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. The ulnar nerve's anatomy is more variable than other nerves which makes the options more complicated. You may require an emg/ncv study before your question can be answered. ...Read more

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Please...any treatment for the partially optic nerve damage ?

Depends upon cause: If due to ischemic process, like a stroke, may be irreversible. If due to trauma, might heal over time. If due to optic neuritis should gradually reverse in most cases. ...Read more

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What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?

What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?

Different patterns: Strabismus is the generic term for eye misalignment of any cause. If from childhood, the eyes are separated about the same in all positions. If from cranial palsy, the degree of separation goes from normal away from the action of the muscles, to a very wide difference in the direction of the action of that muscle. An ophthalmologist can usually readily make this distinction. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ulnar and radial nerve compression?

What is the treatment for ulnar and radial nerve compression?

Non-surgical first: Compression of the ulnar and radial nerves can produce pain, numbness, weakness in certain muscle groups. Diagnosis is made from the clinical exam, and confirmed by EMG studies. Typically, the symptoms are treated with anti- inflammatory medications, reduced activity, splinting. Ulnar nerve decompression can be performed surgically for severe symptoms. Radial nerve decompression is less common. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for third nerve palsy?

Third nerve palsy: can have multiple etiologies (congenital or acquired). Some causes do not need intervention and time may resolve the signs and symptoms. Some require intervention (such as those caused by mass effect). Ask your ophthalmologist what the cause of your 3rd nerve palsy is and he /she can give you treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for congenital third nerve palsy?

See neurologist. : I recommend seeing a neurologist to better address your treatment needs. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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How is third nerve palsy diagnosed?

History and exam: Typically the diagnosis of a third nerve palsy is made by a history of double vision and then a clinical exam that demonstrates and abnormality of the opening of the eyelid (ptosis), the pupillary size (bigger) and/or the eye movement. Imaging may be useful for uncovering the cause, but the diagnosis is made clinically. ...Read more

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What steroid is recommended to treat third nerve palsy?

Needs evaluation: Third nerve palsy needs a full evaluation of the eye and the brain(nervous system). It depends on the cause of the palsy. It could be from brain which will involves more than one eye movement or localized if its only one muscle movement. If its inflammatory then it may need Prednisone treatment. Please make sure get a full detail professional exam ASAP prior to any steroid use. ...Read more

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What is third nerve palsy and what happens?

What is third nerve palsy and what happens?

Double vision: The third cranial nerve, Oculomotor, comes from the midbrain and supplies most of the muscles that move and open the eye. Weakness, called "palsy", of the nerve gives double vision, and can also give a droopy eye and/or a dilated pupil. The most common causes are: diabetes, trauma, brain tumor or a brain aneurysm. An MRI or CT of the brain is usually the best diagnostic test to determine why! ...Read more

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Treatment for sixth nerve palsy?

Determine cause: The sixth nerve can be affected by many disorders of the nervous system. The cause must be determined. Many cases improve with time as long as the cause is not tumor or other mass. Surgery and glasses do not help. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for latent squint and fourth nerve palsy?

Rare: Rare cases of migraine can cause double vision due to ophthalmoplegia. A virus can attack cranial nerves but usually facial (bells). There is a benign familial 4th nerve defect but not intermittent. Other causes can be serious and need a detailed MRI exam. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative treatment like homeopathy for sixth carnial nerve palsy..

Is there any alternative treatment like homeopathy for sixth carnial nerve palsy..

Yes, try homeopathy: Homeopathy certainly has the potential of helping sixth cranial nerve palsy. It is important to find a knowledgeable and skilled homeopath, but, fortunately, many of the best homeopaths in the world are in india. ...Read more

Dr. Suhas Pai Dr. Pai
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I was wondering how long it takes the nerve palsy in the eye to heal after treatment?

Dr. Suhas Pai Dr. Pai
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It varies : The recovery time is a function of what caused the palsy, which cranial nerves were affected, what treatment was required and how long and severe the palsy was prior to treatment. The physician who treated you can probably give you a specific answer based on detailed knowledge of your case. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for bell's palsy?

What's the treatment for bell's palsy?

Antivirals: At the first signs: lid droop, mouth droop, inability to smile, sometimes pain infront of ear, start an antiviral. Use of steroids is controversial but most studies show no effect. Most bell's gets better in 2-6 months but some leave a residual droop which can be surgically addressed at that time. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bells palsy?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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What is the best treatment for bells palsy?

Be patient: The prognosis for individuals with Bell's palsy is generally very good and spontaneous recovery is fairly common. Primary medications for management are prednisone and antivirals such as acyclovir and famciclovir. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for bell's palsy?

What's the best treatment for bell's palsy?

Early steroid Rx: The treatment of idiopathic facial palsy is early treatment with steroids. ...Read more

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Bulbar palsy, what are the drugs treatment?

Bulbar palsy,  what are the drugs treatment?

Clarify: Pseudobulbar palsy? Or bulbar palsy? The treatments are different. Speak to your neurologist for options. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for bell's palsy?

Yes: Bell's palsy is an exclusionary diagnosis that first needs to be verified. Treatment is geared to maintain moisture of the cornea. Treatments range according to severity of disease. Possibilities include lubrication with drops or ointment, taping the eye shut while sleeping, temporarily sewing the eye closed, placing a weight in the upper lid to aid in closure. These are just to name a few.... ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for bell's palsy?

Steroids first: If pain is present, steroids should be given promptly. Since many cases are thought due to herpesvirus, the combination of steroids and an antiviral, such as zovirax, (acyclovir) is often used. Of course that doesn't always work. Corneal protection (eye patches & drops) should be used if eye closure is incomplete. Facial massage to affected areas preserves muscle flexibility until nerve healing occurs. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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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