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Best treatment for facial paralysis?

Best treatment for facial paralysis?

Steroids&antoviral d: Treatment of bells palsy is to start oral Prednisone and antiviral drugs.The antiviral drugs should be started as soon as the symptoms appear to be effective.Most people recover completely without any ill effects beside the meds you need to keep the affected eye lubricated as there is inability to close the eye on affected side, use artificial tears regularly or use a patch to prevent drying eye. ...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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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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Bell's palsy vs. Facial nerve palsy. Different?

Bell's palsy vs. Facial nerve palsy. Different?

Often: Misdiagnosed, bell's palsy is a type of facial nerve palsy when the cause is unknown. In order for a facial nerve palsy to be correctly labelled bell's palsy, an appropriate evaluation with imaging studies needs to be done. ...Read more

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Any treatment for cerebral palsy?

Supportive care: CP is a simple label for a complex collection of issues. The disorder of movement & posture is oft helped by physical & occupational therapy. Yet the child may also have vision, learning, communication, behavior & other pbs.A learned primary physician or CP clinic can coordinate the many added services needed for improved outcome. ...Read more

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How to treat bells palsy synkinesis?

How to treat bells palsy synkinesis?

Bells palsy: Best to seek consultation with a neurologist. Depending on the cause, you may receive benefit from oral medication or pin point nerve blocking agents. ...Read more

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Whats a facial fillers treatment?

Whats a facial fillers treatment?

Facial filler: Facial fillers are cosmetic treatments performed in the office with minimal local anesthesia. Results are typically immediate and last for several months or years. Example treatment areas may include the lips, smile lines, cheeks, or under eyes. A large variety of facial fillers are available, such as restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm, radiesse, sculptra, and belotero. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for cerebral palsy?

What's the treatment for cerebral palsy?

Supportive care: CP is a simple label for a complex collection of issues. The disorder of movement & posture is oft helped by physical & occupational therapy. Yet the child may also have vision, learning, communication, behavior & other pbs.A learned primary physician or CP clinic can coordinate the many added services needed for improved outcome. ...Read more

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Spastic cerebral palsy, what will be the treatment?

Spastic cerebral palsy, what will be the treatment?

Botox: Agree with dr lotfi.In addition, some severe cases improve with Botox injections to relive the tightness, allowing more flexibility. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy?

What is the proper treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy?

The right doctor: I believe it is important to be seen by a movement disorders neurologist for this neurodegenerative disease. This is a very difficult disease to treat. A patient may need very high doses of levodopa. Oftentimes issues such as feeding tubes are at the fore. A specialist will have more experience dealing with this rare disease and may have other options (i.e. Clinical trials) available. ...Read more

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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 is the difference between bell's palsy and facial nerve palsy?

What is the difference between bell's palsy and  facial nerve palsy?

Semantics: Facial nerve palsy is paralysis of the facial nerve of any cause. When the cause is unknown it's called bell's palsy but a lot people use the terms interchangeably. ...Read more

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Is facial paralysis hereditary?

Is facial paralysis hereditary?

FacialPalsy not Here: No it is not hereditary most of the times, except rare genetic condition mekersson rosenthol syndrome. ...Read more

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What is bells palsy?

What is bells palsy?

Facial nerve paralys: Bell's palsy is a viral infection that causes the facial nerve to no longer function. It can lead to weakness or paralysis of one side of the face. If treated early with high-dose steroids the paralysis does not last as long and the damage is not as permanent. An evaluation is important because you have to make sure other problems are not causing the paralysis. ...Read more

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Facial nerve paralysis. Is that bells?

Facial nerve paralysis. Is that bells?

Maybe: Bell's palsy is one cause of facial paralysis, but there are others. Anything involving paralysis needs to be addressed by a doctor, pronto. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective for residual facial synkinesis?

Is acupuncture effective for residual facial synkinesis?

Possibly: Acupuncture can help with pain associated with residual facial synkinesis as well as atypical facial pain, in ~40% of people. Acupuncture is ineffective at restoring normal nerve connections to diminish synkinesis, however. Specific treatments by a speech therapist can stimulate facial muscles & nerve to help retrain your muscles and may be more effective to restore normal motion/function. ...Read more

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What different between paralisia facial and bell's palsy?

Facial paralysis: There are different types of facial paralysis, one of which is bell's palsy, as described above. Other forms of facial paralysis can occur with problems anywhere along the length of the nerve, such as with tumors or strokes. Depending upon the location of the problem, one can have partial or complete weakness of the face, such as sparing of the forehead. ...Read more

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Hi, Doctors my wife gets facial palsy before week & we started treatment since 5 days i want to ask you can we do something to recovery fast thanks?

Hi, Doctors my wife gets facial palsy before week & we started treatment since 5 days i want to ask you can we do something to recovery fast thanks?

Bell's palsy: Presumably your wife is suffering from Bell's palsy. The facial weakness resolves in 1-2 months. Corticosteroids and anti-viral medication are often prescribed. Facial exercises, massaging the facial muscles and opening and closing the eye lid are helpful. Take extra care with oral hygiene as food can pool on the affected side. Eye drops to lubricate the eye and a patch at night to protect it. ...Read more

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Best treatment for facial paralysis?

Steroids&antoviral d: Treatment of bells palsy is to start oral Prednisone and antiviral drugs.The antiviral drugs should be started as soon as the symptoms appear to be effective.Most people recover completely without any ill effects beside the meds you need to keep the affected eye lubricated as there is inability to close the eye on affected side, use artificial tears regularly or use a patch to prevent drying eye. ...Read more

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Is there any new effective treatment for Facial Paralysis??

Is there any new effective treatment for Facial Paralysis??

Facial nerve palsy: Hello QiaoW, thanks for the question. The short answer is no. There's not really any standardized routinely effective treatments for facial nerve palsy. Several things have been tried though like steroids, IVIG or acyclovir. The most common treatment is time. It gets better to varying degrees with time. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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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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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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How to get rid of facial palsy?

Depends on timing: First your doctor needs to determine the cause of the paralysis. If it is from a virus, then just wait. Almost all of these will go away on their own. If there is some other problem such as a tumor, it needs to be taken care of first. If the palsy lasts more than 1 year, see a facial plastic surgeon to discuss options for making the face work properly. There are some very good options. ...Read more

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How to get rid of right facial palsy?

Depends on cause: Many things can cause facial palsy- viral infection, tumors, strokes to name a few. Recovery will be different depending on the cause and the severity. If not already done, you should be evaluated by a facial/ent specialist or a neurologist and they can advise you on your possible recovery. ...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?

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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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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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

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Can anyone tell me the difference between bell's palsy and facial palsy or they are the same?

Can anyone tell me the difference between bell's palsy and facial palsy or they are the same?

Not exactly: While both present with inability to move one side of the face, bell's palsy is a diagnosis of exclusion. Other causes of unilateral facial paralysis ( lyme disease, stroke, ear infection, ear or brain tumor, etc) need to be ruled out during the evaluation. In short, all bell's is facial palsy but not all facial palsy is bell's. ...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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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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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


Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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