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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

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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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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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 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?

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?

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

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

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?

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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Could you tell me what is the treatment of bells palsy?

Steroids: When we diagnose bell's palsy within a week of the onset of the symptoms, we treat with Prednisone and an antiviral medication, either Acyclovir or famacycolvir. Studies show that symptoms seem to improve quicker or may be less severe after the treatment. ...Read more

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