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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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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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What is the best weight for the eyelid when treating facial paralysis caused by a blood clot on facial nerve?

What is the best weight for the eyelid when treating facial paralysis caused by a blood clot on facial nerve?

It depends.: The weight for each person is different. The weight must be heavy enough to close the eye completely, but not so heavy that it causes partial eye closure when the person wants the eye open. Different weights are tested on each eye before the surgery to determine the best weight to implant. ...Read more

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What can cause facial paralysis?

What can cause facial paralysis?

Lots of things: Many problems can cause facial paralysis. It can be congenital, from a tick bite, ear infection, tumor in the face or skull, brain tumor, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc. Most commonly in adults, it is caused by a virus infection of the nerve that provides facial movement. ...Read more

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If my bell's palsy facial paralysis hasn't gone away after a year will it ever go away?

Unlikely: Most people with true bell's palsy will recover most or all of their facial movement with time. Some will have permanent paralysis or weakness. If your face has not improved at all then you should see an ENT specialist for more evaluation. It is possible that you have another problem that has caused your facial paralysis such as a tumor growth and this should be checked. ...Read more

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What causes facial paralysis? A virus?

Facial paralysis: There are many causes of facial paralysis besides a virus. Go to the following web site. http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/symptoms/facial_paralysis/causes.htm. ...Read more

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Can you have facial paralysis at birth?

Yes.: Congenital facial paralysis is not common, but it does happen (i see about 3-4 of these infants/year). It can be caused by a number of things, such as birth trauma, tumor, or absence of some part of the nerve or its origin in the brainstem. ...Read more

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Can plastic surgeron fix facial paralysis condition?

Facial paralysis: Yes. Please look into the plastic Surgery groups at Johns Hopkins or the university if Maryland. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is supra nuclear facial paralysis?

Psp: This means the facial paralysis is coming from some part of the brain above the level of the facial nucleus. This can be associated with progressive supra nuclear palsy. This usually starts with problems with gaze. You should see a movement disorder neurologist ...Read more

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


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Drooping Of One Side Of Face (Definition)

Facial paralysis is a clinical finding in which a person's facial muscles are unable to be moved or move with less strength. This is often an issue with the nerve of the facial muscles or with a stroke. ...Read more