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What is the treatment of flaccid paralysis?

What is the treatment of flaccid paralysis?

Need detail: Your question can not be answered without knowing what is paralyses, how long the problem exists and what caused it. In general physical therapy can help. ...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 treatments exist for flaccid paralysis?

What treatments exist for flaccid paralysis?

Flaccid: There are many causes of flaccid (loose) paralysis, starting with motor nerve synaptic malfunction (as in myasthenia), motor nerve damage (as in polio or other disorders), certain spinal cord lesions affecting motor control. Rarely certain regions of the brain can also cause flaccid paralysis or weakness. There are also some metabolic conditions. My suggestion is that you consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause flaccid paralysis?

What can cause flaccid paralysis?

Flaccid: There are many causes of flaccid (loose) paralysis, starting with motor nerve synaptic malfunction (as in myasthenia), motor nerve damage (as in polio or other disorders), certain spinal cord lesions affecting motor control. Rarely certain regions of the brain can also cause flaccid paralysis or weakness. There are also some metabolic conditions. My suggestion is that you consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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How does flaccid paralysis affect you?

How does flaccid paralysis affect you?

Loose and floppy: Flaccid describes very low tone with limbs that are loose and floppy. Spastic describes stiff and tight limbs that can have painful spasms. Paralysis is just the lack of ability to move limbs when you want to. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flaccid paralysis?

What is the definition or description of: Flaccid paralysis?

No muscle tone: Flaccid paralysis is when the muscles cannot move and are without tone, i.e.flaccid. ...Read more

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What are the differences between spastic and flaccid paralysis?

Muscle tone: Spastic means tight muscles, flaccid is loose and relaxed muscle. Different causes for each. ...Read more

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Why do health agencies track cases of flaccid paralysis?

Why do health agencies track cases of flaccid paralysis?

Infections: The cdc (center for disease control) tracks flaccid paralysis, since many cases are related to infections. Viral influenza and the mononucleosis virus epstein-barr can cause guillain-barre syndrome. West nile virus causes myelitis similar to polio. Tracking the spread of these conditions in the us helps identify the cause, develop vaccines and distribute treatments to affected areas. ...Read more

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What are the differences between flaccid paralysis and spastic paralysis?

What are the differences between flaccid paralysis and spastic paralysis?

Spasticity: Both types of paralysis involve loss of voluntary motor function. However, in the spastic type, involuntary movements persist, such as with cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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How does hypercalcemia cause flaccid paralysis? Not described in my med books.

Hyperpolarization: Highly elevated ionized calcium can lead to a variety of symptoms, including dehydration, polyuria/polydipsia, confusion, constipation and sometimes pancreatitis. Asthenia and weakness are common and can progress to a flaccid paralysis. Cardiovascular effects include shortened qt, av block, and brady or tachydysrhythmias. Muscular effects are related to hyperpolarization caused by high calcium. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples of when does one get spastic paralysis vs flaccid paralysis please?

Cord vs root: In general spastic paralysis results from an injury to the spinal cord and flaccid paralysis after an injury downstream from the spinal cord, such as in the nerve root or peripheral nerve. The notable exception is in the early period after a spinal cord injury when there is "spinal shock" with flaccid paralysis. ...Read more

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What increases risk for flaccid paralysis?

What increases risk for flaccid paralysis?

Flaccid: There are many causes of flaccid (loose) paralysis, starting with motor nerve synaptic malfunction (as in myasthenia), motor nerve damage (as in polio or other disorders), certain spinal cord lesions affecting motor control. Rarely certain regions of the brain can also cause flaccid paralysis or weakness. There are also some metabolic conditions. My suggestion is that you consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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How is flaccid paralysis related to the polio virus?

Polio: Lmn (lower motor neuron) lesions leads to flaccid flaccid parelysis. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sleep paralysis (demons)?

Sleep Paralysis: It happens in rem sleep to everyone usually but when you wake up paralyzed it can be scary and panicky,
simply blink your eyes and you will snap out of it
also get a sleep study with mslt and rule out apnea and narcolepsy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eye paralysis?

What is the best treatment for eye paralysis?

Complicated: I do not believe one should mess around when it comes to your eyes and/or vision. Go get seen by an ophthalmologist at your earliest opportunity to be safe. If this is associated with bells palsy it is usually reversible all by itself. Some doctors use steroids for this condition others don't, but don't mess around with this one, go get checked out please. ...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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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 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 best treatment for pancreatitis and cerebral palsy?

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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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 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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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


Flaccid (Definition)

Paralysis in which muscle tone is lacking in the affected muscles and in which tendon reflexes ...Read more