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What's the best treatment plan for Saturday night palsy, what kind of splints does physiotherapy help thanks?

What's the best treatment plan for Saturday night palsy, what kind of splints does physiotherapy help thanks?

See doc: I would see a Neurologist for evaluation. Every case of saturday night palsy I have ever seen turned out to be something else that was treatable. ...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 erb's palsy?

What is the best treatment for erb's palsy?

Erb palsy: I assume this is in an infant and initially physical therapy and EMG to evaluate for the amount of therapy. In cases where there is minimal no recovery then surgery on the brachial plexus might be indicated. ...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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Are there treatment guidelines for bell's palsy?

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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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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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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What are legitimate cerebral palsy treatments?

What are legitimate cerebral palsy treatments?

Several: There are no cures for cerebral palsy. But there are many treatments that are helpful. Physical, occupational, and at times speech therapy are helpful. Some children are helped by braces or assistive devices, and there are many medicial treamtent options for the movement disorders of cerebral palsy such as spasticity or distonia. ...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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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 are the treatments for bell's palsy?

Several: The original kaiser studies suggested that steroid therapies might work well, and later studies suggested some benefit with thiamine. Since there is evidence that both herpes simplex and zoster may cause variations of bell's palsy, anti-virals may be used. However, even if not treated 92.5% of cases fully recover on their own after several weeks. ...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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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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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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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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What are the best treatment and cure for bell's palsy?

What are the best treatment and cure for bell's palsy?

Acute Bell's palsy: May be due to lyme disease. This is a frequent cause. Get tested, potentially treated. ...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

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How long does it take for treatment to cure bells palsy?

Most cases resolve: Spontaneously, whether given meds or not. Some controversy regarding use of antivirals, but steroids do add some value. Most cases fully resolve within about 4 weeks, and the usual recovery figure is about 92%, so things usually work out very well. ...Read more

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Help can bell's palsy get better over time with treatment?

Absolutely: Bell's palsy affects each individual differently. Some cases are mild and do not require treatment as the symptoms usually subside on their own within 2 weeks. For others, treatment may include medications and other therapeutic options. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bell's palsy?

Several options: Although there is no universal agreement some believe that cortisone medications or antiviral antibiotics may be helpful in some cases. You should see a specialist to see what is best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cerebral palsy?

What is the best treatment for cerebral palsy?

No one knows: There are many treatments available, but what is best depends on the age, the severity of the cp, the cause of it, the impairments present. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for progressive supranuclear palsy?

What are the treatments for progressive supranuclear palsy?

Good Rx available!!: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together). Tailor rx & watch for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for psp patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or clozaril. Remember, response is variable, but worthwhile. ...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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I was diagnosed with supranuclear palsy 5 years ago. Are there any treatments that can help?

No effective therapy: ...Has been proven. Look at this article - http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1151430-treatment
i assume there has been a thorough neurologic work-up and trial of a Dopamine agonist. There are some treatments in this article to consider with some benefit by case report. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment of radial arm palsy?

Wrist drop: Radial nerve palsies result in the inability to extend the wrist. A nerve conduction velocity test will confirm the diagnosis. It is important to identify the cause in order to treat the radial nerve palsy. Splinting is the first line of treatment followed by physical therapy and occupational therapy to restore function to the forearm and hand. ...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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Can medication called metanx be used for the treatment of bell's palsy?

Not beneficial: Metanx is a medical food approved for diabetic neuropathy, especially small fibre variant. Beneficial outcomes may take well over 6-9 months. Bell's is an acute event and in most cases, >90%, will recover in a few weeks. It is unknown if those who fail to recover rapidly would benefit. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments are there for people suffering from cerebral palsy?

What kind of treatments are there for people suffering from cerebral palsy?

Symptom treatment: The treatment for cerebral palsy is predominantly physical and occupational therapy combined with input from specialists in physical medicine. Braces, adapted seating devices, use of medication to reduce spasticity and recently Botox injections to reduce spasticity. Special education services are a part of management. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pancreatitis and cerebral palsy?

Find cause of panc: Cerebral palsy is not a cause of pancreatitis. Some people with CP may have an underlying mitochondrial disorder which can also cause pancreatitis. People with CP may be put on medications that can cause pancreatitis. I would carefully at meds. Also, should rule-out gallstones. ...Read more

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Hello! I want to ask the ways of treatment of cerebral palsy & hyperkinesis?

Hello! I want to ask the ways of treatment of cerebral palsy & hyperkinesis?

Using this site: To get the most from the site you need to provide background information on a problem and ask a clear related question. Just listing issues does not fit our format or fit with the limited space we have to reply. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are never linked & go to the site at random. ...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


Saturday Night Palsy (Definition)

A condition of having a week arm from falling asleep with one's arm hanging over the arm rest of a chair, ...Read more