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

Whats 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'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?

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 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?

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?: Although the vast majority of patients with bell's may fully recover without treatment, most neurologists would utilize several days to weeks of steroid treatment, and perhaps add b vitamins. Rarely, surgical decompression has been employed, but often results are disappointing. In those very rare cases of irreversibility, neurosurgeons can use the hypoglossal nerve to improve facial nerve fnctn. ...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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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